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19 Oct 2015 - Daniela Diz, MARINE BENEFITS - A new blue skies research project under the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, namely the Marine Benefits project, is being initiated at the University of Edinburgh, UK to investigate how science can be translated into law in ways that encourage sustainable fishing that benefits the poor, through the lens of the legal concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing. This blog post – the first one in a series – aims to initiate a discussion around the complexities to be addressed in the coming year by taking a look at the 2014 FAO Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines (SSF Guidelines), discussing the role of benefit-sharing in the context of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Here we raise a few preliminary questions pertaining to the integration of the Guidelines into the broader corpus of international oceans policy and law towards sustainable, science-based and equitable fisheries governance and management.

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