Social impacts of introducing fisheries certification schemes and standards into developing countries

The objectives of the work was to assess the potential social impacts of introducing eco-labels or fisheries sustainability and traceability standards into developing country fisheries; determine the significance of these impacts; and identify mechanisms for mitigating these impacts. The work involved a literature review to draw on related work in the forestry, and agriculture sectors and work on the social implications of international fisheries trade. A series of case studies were also selected to assess the issues within fisheries under a range of different governance schemes.  The output of this work included a methodology for assessing social impacts of trade-related standards and recommended mechanisms for implementing this in practice.

Ref: 

ZO0979

Start Date: 

Thursday, 1 November, 2007 to Wednesday, 30 April, 2008

Services Provided: 

  • Literature review
  • Stakeholder consultations
  • Case studies
  • Social impacts analysis

% as lead firm: 

95

Proportion MRAG: 

95

Duration (months): 

6

Number of Staff: 

5

Name of Client: 

DFID/GTZ/METC

Client Address: 

United Kingdom

Project Tags: 

Services: 

Country: 

Global

Project Value: 

35 000 EUR

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