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In the 1980s the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada supported research in fishery economics in South East Asia. By 1996, when this funding stopped, IDRC was supporting more than 80 researchers in 14 teams at universities, research institutions and government fisheries agencies in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. These individuals became leaders in fisheries, in government, and in research centres, bringing with them a culture of evidence based policy making around sustainable ecosystem management.