Planning for, and administration of common-pool resources, such as inland fisheries, are increasingly challenged by uncertainty and pressure to create employment and increase revenue.These challenges are stimulating different approaches to manage such resources in order to ensure sustainable utilization. In this incisive work, Maxwell Okrah examines the question of whether the inland fisheries of Tono and Vea Dams has significantly affected income, revenue and employment of their catchment communities. He outlines the types of access and how it is affecting fishing effort and fish catch. This work will elicit interest from managers and planners of common-pool resources, development practitioners, policy makers,and students of planning and management administration. It provides insights that can move both practice and scholarship to meet the challenges of providing and sustaining direct and ancillary livelihoods to stakeholders.