Fisheries management

Management ensures that resources are available for future generations. Explore strategies, policies, and advocacy tools for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of marine and inland fisheries. 

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Piloto para incrementar el valor de la pesquería de merluza del norte del Golfo de California

Este piloto parte de la premisa que al mejorar el manejo post-captura de la merluza del Golfo de California es posible incrementar la calidad del producto. Con ello, se podrían obtener mejores márgenes de utilidad para las y los integrantes de la cadena de valor (i.e., producción, transformación y comercialización) de esta especie.

The relationship between the governance of small-scale fisheries and the realization of the right to adequate food in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals

This conceptual-level information note seeks to highlight the human rights aspects of the goals and targets relating to food security and small-scale fisheries (SSF), particularly from the perspective of the right to adequate food, and to demonstrate how this interrelationship plays out in the monitoring mechanisms established by relevant instruments.

Shark and Ray Recovery Fact Sheet 4 - Misool, Indonesia

Misool Island - an innovative conservation model incorporating tourism, community development and biodiversity protection has transformed a marine ecosystem.

Shark and Ray Recovery Fact Sheet 3 - Tubbataha, Philippines

Recovery of reef and tiger sharks in Tubbataha, Philippines: Three decades of conservation efforts at a remote Philippine coral reef complex – which have included plenty of trial and error as well as successes – have paid off, and today underpin one of the most important areas for sharks in the Coral Triangle.

Shark and Ray Recovery Fact Sheet 2 - Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

Recovery of tiger, bull, and reef sharks in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico: A bold decision from the local community – to give up their fishing rights and voluntarily extend the protection around their local reef – has played a critical role in the regeneration of one of Mexico’s most important shark hotspots.

Shark and Ray Recovery Fact Sheet 1 - Smalltooth Sawfish in Florida, USA

Smalltooth sawfish recovery in Florida, USA: Direct and indirect protection measures, public education and a long-term science-based recovery plan are bending the curve for a rare and iconic species in US waters.

The Great Blue Wall: Good practices for marine and coastal conservation in the Western Indian Ocean

The aim of this PANORAMA Solutions in focus publication is to highlight existing good practices in the WIO region that contribute to the three main objectives of the GBW. Scaling such solutions across the region and integrating these into future planning and investments, as well as supporting knowledge exchange amongst key actors to build on “what works”, will all be key to achieving the ambitious goal of the GBW.

This publication focuses on 46 PANORAMA Solutions from the WIO region that provide a good representativity of the range of actions delivering tangible outcomes and that are promising for further development. We first classified them according to the GBW’s three components. We then identified their contributions to ecosystem health, human well-being or both, based on the description provided in the solutions’ impact section.

The Status, Achievements and Impacts of Collaborative Fisheries Management Approaches in the SWIO Region

The main aim of this report is to establish the status and achievement of co-management, contribute to the development of successful fisheries co-management in the SWIO region and share lessons learned from previous and existing interventions. The information generated in this report will be of invaluable contribution to the own going fisheries co-management interventions and future work on this topic. There are various fisheries co-management initiatives in the SWIO region supported by both government and non-governmental entities.

SWIOTUNA Success Stories Booklet

This booklet presents key highlights on the issues, interventions and achievements of SWIOTUNA and other relevant CSO and NSA in the management of marine fisheries resources in their respective countries and regions in the SWIO.

Coral Reef Monitoring in Eastern Africa - A Guide for Communities

This guide fills a critical gap by providing a carefully thought through and practical approach for community-led coral reef and fisheries monitoring. It provides guidance on how local communities, with minimal support, can independently undertake simple coral reef habitat and fisheries monitoring, data collection, analysis and interpretation of their data to improve understanding of the status of their resource and be able to devise appropriate management actions.

A policy and legal diagnostic tool for sustainable small-scale fisheries

This diagnostic tool advances the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) through policy and legal frameworks. By using this tool, users are able to recognize the national policy and legal instruments that are relevant to small-scale fisheries in a country, consistent with the SSF Guidelines.

Threats to Coral Reefs: Overfishing

Coral reef fish are a significant food source for over a billion people worldwide. Many coastal and island communities depend on coral reef fisheries for their economic, social, and cultural benefits. But too much of a good thing can be bad for coral reefs.

Marine Havens Under Threat: The impacts of the climate crisis on tropical coral reefs and the communities that rely on them

This report focuses on climate change as the primary long-term threat to coral reefs, but it is clear that both unsustainable fishing and pollution are serious near-term threats that must not be neglected.

Skipper's Guidebook to Pole-And-Line Fishing Best Practices

A guidebook detailing best-practices for maximising catch value and also minimising the environmental impacts of pole-and-line tuna fisheries is published by the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).

Fisheries Governance Tool (FGT)

The Fisheries Governance Tool (FGT) is a neutral, indicator-based diagnostic tool that provides stakeholders with a comprehensive and reliable understanding of how a country’s fisheries management system is performing and progressing over time.

A review of governance and tenure in inland capture fisheries and aquaculture systems of India

This document examines the tenure systems, rights and governance issues in the vast, diverse and complex inland fisheries of India. The objective is to highlight how inland fisheries have been changing and the associated challenges for governance and tenure.

Pengukuran wilayah perikanan Rajungan di perairan timur Provinsi Lampung

kegiatan ini melibatkan Kelompok Usaha Bersama Nelayan Lampung Timur, EDF Indonesia, Mitra Bentala, dan Dinas Perikanan Pemerintah Lampung.

Assessing inclusion in community-based natural resource management: A framework and methodology

This Guidance Note offers a framework that opens the “black box” of inclusion and removes uncertainty around the meaning of inclusion—in so doing we make clear distinctions between inclusion from more superficial forms or measures, especially attendance. The Guidance Note then presents a set of mixed methods and tools to assess inclusion (and exclusion) using this framework.

International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 Global Action Plan

The IYAFA 2022 Global Action Plan (IYAFA GAP) aims at building global momentum to empower small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture and securing a sustainable future for these important sectors. Outlined here are a series of indicative and interconnected actions that are mutually reinforcing in the pillars of work.

Nassau Grouper Against the Clock in Belize

This short-film is a call to action addressed to decision-makers and fishers in Belize. It shows the critical status of this species throughout the wider Caribbean, and the success stories documented by scientists studying its recovery within properly enforced, protected areas.

The film promotes the closed season for Nassau grouper from December to March, and it informs of size limits in Belize throughout the year.

Nassau Grouper Against the Clock

This short-film is a call to action addressed to decision-makers that promotes the closed season for Nassau grouper from December to March. It shows the critical status of this species throughout the wider Caribbean, and the success stories documented by scientists studying its recovery within properly enforced, protected areas.