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The fishery performance indicators: a management tool for triple bottom line outcomes


Anderson, JL and Anderson, CM and Chu, J and Meredith, J and Asche, F and Sylvia, G and Smith, MD and Anggraeni, D and Arthur, R and Guttormsen, A and McCluney, JK and Ward, T and Akpalu, W and Eggert, H and Flores, J and Freeman, MA and Holland, DS and Knapp, G and Kobayashi, M and Larkin, S and MacLauchlin, K and Schnier, K and Soboil, M and Tveteras, S and Uchida, H and Valderrama, D, The fishery performance indicators: a management tool for triple bottom line outcomes, PLoS ONE, 10, (5) Article e0122809. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122809


Pursuit of the triple bottom line of economic, community and ecological sustainability has increased the complexity of fishery management; fisheries assessments require new types of data and analysis to guide science-based policy in addition to traditional biological information and modeling. We introduce the Fishery Performance Indicators (FPIs), a broadly applicable and flexible tool for assessing performance in individual fisheries, and for establishing cross-sectional links between enabling conditions, management strategies and triple bottom line outcomes. Conceptually separating measures of 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 61 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.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fishery performance indicators, ecological, economic, social indicators
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ward, T (Associate Professor Timothy Ward)
ID Code:147593
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:92
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2021-11-09
Last Modified:2021-12-07
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