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.

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