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.
This document is part of a series of briefs framed under the provisions of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). The briefs aim to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods and sustainable development of the small-scale fisheries sector and provide examples of coping strategies.
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.
PescaData es una aplicación móvil, diseñada por y para las personas dedicadas a la pesca, que ayudará a facilitar el registro y almacenamiento de tus capturas diarias y gastos. Además podrás interactuar y lograr impacto a escala como sector. Tus capturas al día y datos al momento.
Ethos Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas y EDF México, con financiamiento de la Fundación Tinker, colaboran en el proyecto “Estrategias de resiliencia de las comunidades pesqueras mexicanas ante el cambio climático” (2021-2023), con el objetivo de fortalecer la resiliencia de las comunidades pesqueras ribereñas frente a los impactos del cambio climático. Para ello, han diseñado una guía metodológica, que consiste en una serie de pasos cuya implementación resulta en un Plan Comunitario de Resiliencia.
This guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and increased risks of gender-based violence negatively impact the potential of women to thrive and contribute towards strong economies.
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.
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.
Responsible Shark & Ray Tourism; A Guide to Best Practice is the first such guide to provide practical, science-based information for shark and ray tourism operators who want to offer the best possible experience to their customers, while conserving species and habitats and making a positive contribution to local communities. It provides guidance, and tools that can be tailored to local circumstances, enabling operators to improve the educational quality, safety, and sustainability of their businesses. It also gives practical information, based on the best available scientific data, to management authorities and others engaging with the industry.
WWF and the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries & Aquaculture (CSTFA) at James Cook University have developed the first Rapid Assessment Toolkit focused on sharks and rays. The Toolkit consists of practical and simple step-by-step guidelines for collecting basic information using six complimentary tools.
It is notoriously difficult to obtain data for fisheries, especially for the more elusive small-scale sector, which tends to operate under the radar. These guidelines aim to assist national statistics officers and others improve the way they account for small-scale fisheries (SSF).
To help fellow NGOs navigate this important topic and work with industry partners more effectively, Future of Fish, with the assistance of FishWise, Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), led research and development of educational and communication tools. The resources on this site were designed to meet the expressed need by NGO organizations for more tools and multiple forms of media that include high-level concepts and more detailed explanations.
The Monterey Framework is a collectively agreed-upon definition of socially responsible seafood with input and backing from over two-dozen environmental and human rights organizations and voluntary commitments from an equal number of seafood businesses.
The Financial Rapid Assessment tool provides an objective way to rapidly and efficiently quantify the key business attributes (organizational capacity and operational capacity) of a Seafood Enterprise.
Co-developed by Ocean Outcomes, World Wildlife Fund US, and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, the Environmental Rapid Assessment (ERA) tool is based on Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)'s performance indicators (PIs) and draws concepts/definitions from both the MSC and Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch (MBA SFW) standards. The ERA is designed to present key information about a fishery and identify major deficiencies in ecological sustainability, for general scoping or to facilitate movement of a fishery into a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP).
"The triple impact framework described in this document has been developed to evaluate needs, plan improvements, and monitor and publicly report progress against the environmental, social and financial dimensions of sustainability. "
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 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.