Global policy frameworks (e.g., the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, Ramsar Convention, and Sustainable Development Goals) provide opportunities to assess how well inland waters and their ecosystem services are being conserved and managed. The sustainable use of inland fisheries is a key component of these policies. This session will review the state of implementation of these global polices in the context of interactions with inland fisheries, and the effectiveness of monitoring and reporting at the national and sub-national scale. Using diverse examples of inland fisheries, we will assess where there are challenges presented by data gaps, how these can be addressed, and what new tools are required for monitoring inland fisheries. To create a productive debate, bringing diverse viewpoints, we will include experts from diverse sectors. Information and opinions derived from the session will be used to create an output ‘opinion piece’ statement, submitted to a journal for publication.


Ian Harrison, Conservation International, [email protected]
Sui Phang, The Nature Conservancy
Abigail Lynch, U.S. Geological Survey, National Climate Adaptation Science Center

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