Oceans: Turn the tide of overfishing

Fishing rights systems are reversing overfishing, reviving coastal communities across the world and bringing the oceans back to life.

Our goal: Help 12 key governments – responsible for 61 percent of the global fish catch – switch to sustainable fishing.


  • Empowering people, communities and governments

    Empowering people, communities and governments »

    Why: For sustainable fishing to spread, solutions must meet the needs of fishermen, seafood suppliers and others who depend on our oceans.

    How: EDF will support our diverse set of partners by supplying knowledge, tools and experience to make fishing sustainable.

  • Financing the transition

    Financing the transition toward sustainability »

    Why: Sometimes fishing communities need financial help as they transition toward sustainable fishing.

    How: Together with our partners, we hope to show how fisheries investment proposals can be structured to attract investment.

  • Supporting demand for sustainable seafood

    Supporting demand for sustainable seafood »

    Why: Recovering fisheries need well-informed consumers to support them through sustainable seafood choices.

    How: The EDF Seafood Selector provides information on a wide range of seafood and highlights the healthiest and most eco-friendly choices.

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