Fisheries policy and legislation

To achieve sustainable fisheries it is crucial to have an appropriate legal and policy framework as support and guidance for actions.

The on-going improvement of this framework ensuring national needs and international commitments are taken into account is one of the areas NFDS provides services as well as interpreting the policy and legal framework that is in place to achieve the best possible results in fisheries or environmental management and decision making. NFDS’s services in this area include, for example, development and reviews of legislation and policies, legal assessments and guidance in relation to MCS and fisheries management, publishing policy briefs and providing advice on the policy and legal grounds for taking or not taking action or decisions.