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Sustainable Fisheries

SUSTAINABLE
FISHERIES

More than 3 billion people around the world rely on seafood as their main source of protein. Now more than ever, developing Sustainable Fisheries are crucial to ensure food security and economic prosperity for a growing global population.

 

Our experts work hand in hand with government partners to help them understand the current state of their fisheries and develop strategies for sustainable management into the future. We support governments in building fisheries that balance economic prosperity with environmental protection.

SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES

refers to 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 (2017)

global fish production (2018)

"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."

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.

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COLLABORATIVE

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

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BALANCED

Prioritizing environmental protection, economic prosperity, and societal wellbeing.

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WHAT
WE OFFER

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Ecosystem management and protection

  • Fisheries management

  • Fisheries policy development

  • Compliance and enforcement strategy development and implementation

  • Finance and markets models

OUR
APPROACH

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COUNTRY SCOPING
 

FISHERIES CHARACTERIZATION

FISHERIES GOALS & OBJECTIVES

FISHERIES ASSESMENT

FISHERIES MONITORING

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OUR
VISION

A modern, responsive, and consultative approach to fisheries management ensures that fishing is a low risk to marine resources and fisheries are used in a way that optimizes benefits to the community.

CASE
STUDIES

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Federated States of Micronesia

Fisheries play an integral role in the economy, food security, and maritime tradition of Federated States of Micronesia and its people. We conducted a fisheries characterization study to support the government in improving the understanding of the nation’s fisheries, identify key objectives, and highlight potential opportunities to improve Sustainable Fisheries.

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Maldives

The Maldives is home to one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world. Maldivians have been practicing pole and line fishing, an art of catching one fish at a time, to sustain their marine resources for centuries. Our team conducted a fisheries characterization study to better understand the current state of fisheries to help plan for the nation’s future prosperity.

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The Azores

Marine biodiversity sustains a range of

ecosystem services that contribute

substantially to the wealth and general

well-being of people in the Azores.

The Azores Economic Valuation Study identifies the most important services provided by the marine ecosystems and quantifies their economic value.

OUR

EXPERTS

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Dr. Pablo Granados-Dieseldorf

Sustainable Fisheries Director

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

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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. 

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Co-Director, Ocean & Fisheries Program

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Project Manager & Scientist,

emLab

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Project Scientist,

emLab

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Senior Project Scientist,

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Project Scientist,

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Postdoctoral Researcher,

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OUR
COLLABORATORS

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LINKS &
RESOURCES

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Are you looking to manage your fisheries sustainably?

Let's work together.