Resources

Cambio Climático en México: Recomendaciones de Política Pública para la Adaptación del Sector Pesquero y Acuícola

Este documento presenta un análisis detallado de la situación de la pesca y la acuacultura de México ante la perspectiva y el desafío que constituye el cambio climático global, bajo la perspectiva ambiental y el marco jurídico existente que establece las líneas a seguir para la adaptación al cambio climático en el sector de interés

New and emerging technologies for sustainable fisheries: A comprehensive landscape analysis

This document provides a landscape analysis of the technological ‘state of play’ as well as current activity relating to the use of new and emerging technologies to help solve common fishery-related challenges at the global, regional and national levels, including the individuals, organizations, countries and technology service providers engaged in these activities. Activities range from on-the-water technical implementations of cameras or other sensors to collect data, to regional scale efforts to monitor illegal fishing using satellites, to global scale efforts to streamline and modernize data management systems.

Portraits of Change Video Series

This eight-part video series seeks to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and other stressors on fishers, fish workers and fishing communities across the globe. These videos provide a firsthand account of the battles faced by fishers and fish workers as they are faced with declining fish populations, increasingly common extreme weather events and disruptions due to climate change, COVID-19 and other stressors.

Implementation Readiness Checklist

The Implementation Readiness Checklist enables fishery practitioners to evaluate the readiness of a new management system for implementation “on the water.” The Checklist provides a structure for identifying and planning for needs, gaps and potential challenges that must be addressed for successful implementation. Using the Checklist as a guide, practitioners can identify specific actions they can take to improve readiness for implementation. This can help ensure the fishery system is prepared to address common needs and challenges as they arise.

Fishery Characterization Guide

The Fishery Characterization Guide helps stakeholders gather contextual information about a fishery in order to make well-informed decisions during fishery reform and management processes. The Guide helps fishery practitioners examine several aspects of a fishery including: ecosystem, fishermen and fishing grounds, fishing infrastructure, species information, markets and sociocultural characteristics. When working with project partners in a fishery, reviewing the Guide can ensure that everyone has a common understanding of the characteristics present in the fishery.

The importance of fisheries management

Effective fisheries management is essential for healthy, sustainable oceans and for improving the livelihoods of fishing communities worldwide. Watch now to learn about the status of global fisheries and why fisheries management is so important.

Data Collection Guide for Nearshore Fisheries

The goal of this document is to provide both an overview of fishery data collection programs and a data collection manual for priority finfish. By following the simple guidelines in this document, the data collected can be used for stock assessments (i.e., estimates of how the stock is doing), which allow managers to implement good management measures aimed at ensuring good yields for years to come.

Diagnostic Scorecard

The Diagnostic Scorecard is used to assess and characterize the condition of several key fishery components that are critical for successful and sustainable fisheries management.

Fishery Systems Mapping Tool

The Fishery Systems Mapping Tool helps explore the roles of stakeholders in a fishery system, clarify the interactions between each group and compare their influence and interest in improving fisheries management.

Mexican Baja California FEDECOOP Benthic Species Territorial Use Rights for Fishing System

The Baja California Regional Federation of Fishing Cooperative Societies (FEDECOOP) is a Territorial Use Rights for Fishing (TURF) program in Mexico. FEDECOOP consists of 13 fishing Cooperatives that collectively manage 10 TURFs to promote sustainable harvests, increase market access and power and provide stability to fishermen and fishing communities.

Fisheries Policy and Governance Analysis

Evaluate the efficacy, strengths and weaknesses of fisheries policy and the governance system.

Data-Limited Fisheries Management E-course

In this e-course you will learn about the Framework for Integrated Stock and Habitat Evaluation (FISHE), a process that can guide managers and provide scientific guidance for managing fisheries with limited data. In the e-course you will apply each of the eleven steps of the FISHE framework in a hypothetical fishery.

Territorial Use Rights for Fishing E-course

In this e-course you will learn about Territorial Use Rights for Fishing (TURF) design, explore examples of TURFs around the world and will help design a TURF in a hypothetical fishery.

Introduction to Fisheries Management E-course

In this e-course you will learn about fisheries management. On your journey, you travel to the hypothetical fishery of Playa del Mar, where you learn from stakeholders about the challenges in their fishery and work with them to design a management program.