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.
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
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."
Maintaining profits and economic growth for a prosperous future.
Using best available information to make informed decisions.
Engaging ocean stakeholders and communities to ensure all voices are heard and represented.
Prioritizing environmental protection, economic prosperity, and societal wellbeing.
Ecosystem management and protection
Fisheries policy development
Compliance and enforcement strategy development and implementation
Finance and markets models
FISHERIES GOALS & OBJECTIVES
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Pablo Granados-Dieseldorf
Sustainable Fisheries Director
Marine fisheries conservation and management expert with 20+ years experience government, industry, academia, and civil society.
Dr. Felipe Carvalho
Sustainable Fisheries Manager
Marine scientist with expertise in sustainable fisheries and marine conservation.
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture - FAO (2020)
Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries - FAO (1995)
Guide to Fisheries Science and Stock Assessments - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (2009)
A Fishery Manager's Guidebook - FAO (2009)
Managing Small-Scale Fisheries: Alternative Directions and MethodsT - International Development Research Centre (2001)