The process of implementing effective, participatory coastal fisheries management measures that are durable and supported by  multiple stakeholders can be an enormous challenge, especially in data-limited situations. Management paralysis, or an inability to move forward, can often occur for multiple reasons and at multiple levels. Factors such as limited avenues for inclusive stakeholder participation, messy or disparate  data sources, limited capacity to assess and analyze, challenges in implementing data collection systems at faster time scales, and lack of community ownership of management decisions, contribute to this action impasse. During this session we will learn from different experiences across Latin America that have addressed and overcome this challenge through applying diverse tactics and methodologies.

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