FISH 434: Principles of Fisheries Management


Definition and objectives of fisheries Management. General management objectives guided by the FAO Code of conduct for responsible fisheries (CCRF); A typical framework of fishery management (Policy and Objective, Management Context and Management Process). Fishery Law and Policy of Ghana. Management approaches (e.g. Comprehensive rational Planning, Precautionary and Adaptive Management); Management scopes. Management strategies; Property rights based fisheries compared with open access fisheries; Co-management and Community-based Management. The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) compared with Target Resource Oriented Method (TROM). Challenges with the application of the EAF.