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Sustainable Fisheries

SUSTAINABLE
FISHERIES

The ocean is facing multiple threats – climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing, and marine pollution, to name a few. To ensure its long-term economic, social and environmental value for future generations, it requires protection. We are working to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030 in Marine Protected Areas to ensure a sustainable ocean for generations to come.

 

Alternative livelihoods to support communities and nations to protect ocean assets are critical. 

 

A Blue Economy approach offers benefits for marine ecosystems and nations with large Economic Enhancement Zones (EEZ), as well as the benefits we all derive from the ocean, globally. This approach supports sustainable development alongside ecosystem management.  A Blue Economy can ensure that there is a balanced approach to the management and preservation of vital ocean resources. 

SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES

Strategies for increasing catch value, protecting stock, and supporting fishers and other ocean livelihoods.

“Sustainable fishing means leaving enough fish in the ocean, respecting habitats and ensuring people who depend on fishing can maintain their livelihoods.”
- Marine Stewardship Council
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BY THE
NUMBERS

39 million

179 million tons

people employed in fisheries

global fish production in 2018

CORE

PRINCIPLES

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FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE

Maintaining profits and economic growth for a prosperous future.

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RESEARCH-BASED

Using best available information to make informed decisions.

COLLABORATIVE

Engaging ocean stakeholders and communities to ensure all voices are heard and represented. 

BALANCED

Prioritizing environmental protection, economic prosperity, and societal wellbeing.

OUR
ROLE

"There is growing evidence that when fisheries are properly managed, stocks are consistently above target levels or rebuilding, giving credibility to the fishery managers and governments around the world that are willing to take strong action."

OUR
APPROACH

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SCOPE

Gain a deep understanding of a state's Blue Assets to formulate a narrative.​

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SHAPE

Identify one high-impact idea that can lead the Blue Economy and create strategies for implementation.

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ACCELERATE

Implement, monitor and evaluate Blue Economy strategies.​

CURRENT

PROJECTS

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Federated States of Micronesia

Our team gained approval from the Program Taskforce in July 2021 to proceed with a blended scenario for the Blue Economy approach. We will be shaping which projects are prioritized as part of this process.

Maldives

The President’s Office is currently reviewing a draft high-level Blue Economy strategy drafted by our team.

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Bermuda

We are currently scoping the design and implementation of a Blue Finance Facility to support the growth of Blue Economy projects in Bermuda. Initial scoping reports on key sectors have been undertaken and will go to public consultation in early 2022.

OUR

EXPERTS

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Dr. Pablo Granados-Diesseldorf

Sustainable Fisheries Director

Marine fisheries conservation and management expert with 20+ years experience government, industry, academia, and civil society.

Andy Estep

Science Director

Scientist with extensive experience creating portfolios of science-based projects to support MSP and the designation and placement of marine protected areas. 

OUR
COLLABORATORS

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KEY

PARTNERS

"We cannot rely on fishing exports, or tourism or extraction alone - we must be creative, inclusive, and broaden our understanding of health, wellbeing and prosperity.

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- His Excellency David W. Panuelo

President of the Federated States of Micronesia

LINKS &
RESOURCES

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Are you looking to manage your fisheries sustainably?

Let's work together.