During the late stages of negotiation, a small participatory evaluation exercise examined the almost thirty sections of the Common Fisheries Policy and Regime (as the CCCFP was then called) against the principles of good governance, and produced a policy brief (CERMES 2008) as an output.
The analysis of the CCCFP is situated within the context of a broader environment of fisheries policy and practice in the region, beyond that specific instrument.
However, many details on how the CCCFP will operate remain unstated or unclear.
It is in a network of international relationships with some well-resourced actors, whether or not it manages this network to its advantage and to the advantage of CCCFP implementation.
Given the dynamic institutional environment in which the CNFO is developing, with the CRFM and CCCFP also relatively new, it may be too early to expect or assess outcomes, but it is not too soon to seek signs of the capacity and self-organization needed for learning and adapting within the context of good governance.
The CNFO, CRFM and the CCCFP interact in diverse ways.
Within CNFO, CRFM and CCCFP forums, and beyond in the Wider Caribbean, the notion of good governance for successful marine EBM is of great concern (Fanning, Mahon and McConney 2011), to the extent that the CLME+ Project is based upon improving multi-level marine governance, with the aim of providing lessons for ocean governance globally (Mahon, Fanning and McConney 2014).
Although not prominent in the CCCFP, there is increasing evidence of equity and inclusiveness in the listed activities.
The context of the CCCFP cannot be fully assessed, since it is not implemented.
Although the CCCFP pays some attention to these principles as well, it is not clear whether the fully implemented policy will enhance them or not.
In the CCCFP, the protocols, yet to be developed, are intended to provide the rules of the regional policy, when adopted at the national level.