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.
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.
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.
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.
Updates on our oceans work
Written by EDF experts for policymakers and practitioners
- Type: Fact SheetDate: July 11, 2018Fact sheet on H.R. 200
- Type: ReportDate: April 1, 2018Hundreds of millions of people—10 percent of the world’s population—are at risk of malnutrition because of overfishing.
- Type: LetterDate: March 15, 2018EDF letter to NOAA regarding resolution of civil violations in Carlos Rafael case
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