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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 7787
Title: The Fishery Performance Indicators: A Management Tool for the Triple Bottom Line
Author: James L. Anderson, Chris M. Anderson, Jingjie Chu, Jennifer Meredith, Frank Asche, G. Sylvia, Martin D. Smith, Dessy Anggraeni, Robert Arthur, Daniel S. Holland, Atle Guttormsen, Max Schmid, Wisdom Akpalu, Finnbogi Alfredsson, Hakkan Eggert, Jimely Flores, Matthew Freeman, Gunnar Knapp, Mimi Kobayashi, Sherry Larkin, Kari MacLauchlin, Kurt Schnier, Mark Soboil, Sibjorn Tveteras, Hirotsugu Uchida, Diego Valderrama, Tim Ward
Publication Year: 2015
Journal: PLoS ONE
Keywords: toolbox, triple bottom line,Fishery Management,performance
Abstract:

Pursuit of the triple bottom line of economic, community and ecological sustainability has increased the complexity of management measures; so too must increase the complexity of the assessment of those management policies, and the research that guides science-based policy refinement. We introduce the Fishery Performance Indicators (FPIs), a broadly applicable and flexible tool for assessing performance in individual fisheries, and establishing cross-sectional links between enabling conditions, management strategies and triple bottom line outcomes. Conceptually separating measures of outcome performance, the FPIs use 68 individual outcome metrics—coded on a 1 to 5 scale based on expert assessment to facilitate application to data poor fisheries and sectors—that can be partitioned into sector-based or triple-bottom-line sustainability-based interpretative indicators. Variation among outcomes is explained with 54 similarly structured metrics of inputs, management approaches and enabling conditions. Using 59 initial fishery case studies drawn from industrial and developing countries around the world, we demonstrate the inferential importance of tracking economic and community outcomes, in addition to resource status.

Description:

We introduce the Fishery Performance Indicators (FPIs), a broadly applicable and flexible tool for assessing performance in individual fisheries, and establishing cross-sectional links between enabling conditions, management strategies and triple bottom line outcomes.

Theme: Ecosystem approach to improve management of marine resources
Foci: Provide scientific support for the implementation of ecosystem-based management
Provide scientific support for the implementation of ecosystem-based management
Official Citation:

Anderson, J.L., C.M. Anderson, Jingjie Chu, Jennifer Meredith, Frank Asche, Gil Sylvia, Martin D. Smith, Dessy Anggraeni, Robert Arthur, Atle Guttormsen, Max Schmid, Wisdom Akpalu, Finnbogi Alfredsson, Hakan Eggert, Jimely Flores, Matthew A. Freeman, Daniel S. Holland, Gunnar Knapp, Mimi Kobayashi, Sherry Larkin, Kari MacLauchlin, Kurt Schnier, Mark Soboil, Sigbjorn Tveteras, Hirotsugu Uchida, Diego Valderrama, Tim Ward. 2015. The Fishery Performance Indicators: A Management Tool for the Triple Bottom Line. PLOS One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0122809