Underwater view of an orange coral reef, with a large school of small fish swimming by.
Sustainable fishing

Empowering fishing communities worldwide

The problem: More than 3 billion people around the world rely on seafood as a primary source of protein, yet climate change and overfishing are straining fisheries and ocean ecosystems. This puts people’s nutritional needs and livelihoods at risk, and threatens the variety of life in the oceans, too. 

What we’re doing about it: Through policy, technology and financing, we’re empowering fishing communities around the world to take a leading role in protecting ocean ecosystems and promoting sustainable fisheries. Our goal is to ensure that by 2030, fisheries in the world’s top fishing nations are more resilient to climate change.

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Where we work

By focusing strategically on these parts of the world, we can make fishing practices sustainable for more than half of the global fish catch.

Partner perspective

We view EDF as a critical partner to making fishing sustainable in the Philippines.

Eduardo Gongona

Undersecretary, Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Research

Sustainable fishing resources

Dig deeper into our work with these resources for researchers, policymakers, journalists and communities.

Our fisheries experts

We bring wide-ranging perspectives and skills to our fisheries work. Meet some of the people who make it happen.

Partner perspective

EDF has been an honest broker. They’re helping us navigate the science in a rapidly changing environment.

Mauricio Galvez

Head of Research at IFOP (Instituto de Fomento Pesquero), Chile

Media contact

Maddie Voorhees

(415) 293-6103 (office)