EDF, Meloy Fund Commit to Making Investment in Sustainable Fisheries Industry Norm

Will Work with the Economist Group’s Newly Formed World Ocean Initiative

March 9, 2018
Matt Smelser, 512.731.3023, msmelser@edf.org

(Riviera Maya, Mexico – March 9, 2018) The following is a statement released today at the World Ocean Summit by Environmental Defense Fund’s Amanda Leland, Senior Vice President, Oceans:

“Environmental Defense Fund and Meloy Fund commit to working with The Economist Group’s newly formed World Ocean Initiative to make environmentally and socially responsible investment in wild fisheries the industry standard.

Specifically, we commit to convene global financial institutions in 2018 and promote adoption of the Principles for Investment in Sustainable Wild-Caught Fisheries.

By World Ocean Summit 2019, our goal is to see the Principles become the industry standard, thereby directing public and private capital flows toward responsible investment.”

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