Strengthening 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.
Our work empowering fishing communities around the world
How to reverse the overfishing crisis
A guide to blue carbon, stored in ocean waters, sediments and plants
Building resilience for the oceans
Paving the way for sustainable aquaculture
- Case study
How fishing rights helped Gulf fishermen bounce back
Harnessing technology for fisheries and climate-resilient oceans
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.
We view EDF as a critical partner to making fishing sustainable in the Philippines.
Undersecretary, Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Research
Read the latest articles, blogs and press releases on sustainable fishing.
SmartPass and Smartphones: An Innovative Approach to Small-Scale Fisheries Monitoring in Lampung Province, IndonesiaBlog post,
A framework for more agile and sustainable crustacean fisheries in AsiaBlog post,
Prioritizing Climate Resilience in United States FisheriesBlog post,
Finding the lowest-hanging fruits to improve crustacean fisheries with limited data and capacityBlog post,
Sustainable fishing resources
Our sustainable fisheries experts
Vice President, Climate Resilient Fisheries
Juan Manuel Calderón
National Policy Director, Mexico Fisheries & Oceans
Associate Vice President, Research & Development, Lead Senior Scientist II
Senior Director, Oceans Science
Director, Cuba Fisheries & Oceans
Senior Director, Global Fisheries & Oceans Initiatives
EDF has been an honest broker. They’re helping us navigate the science in a rapidly changing environment.
Head of Research at IFOP (Instituto de Fomento Pesquero), Chile
(202) 572-3549 (office)