By using individual species and habitats as the fundamental unit of analysis KEIFCA, will develop a systematic approach under the headings of management, enforcement, and research. This will mean that evidence and data can be gathered and plans and reports assigned to each of these headings. Collecting information in this way will enable up to date research to inform how the stock or habitat is managed or enforced. It can also be used to update key management tools such as risk matrices (eg. impact v likelihood). Conversely, enforcement or management questions can be used to inform future research priorities for a species. Bringing the information together in this way not only helps identify specific species issues, but also helps prioritise the issues in the context of each of the three headings.