AIP Toolkit

Download the Introduction to AIPs here.

Download the full AIP toolkit here.

The toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on how to initiate, implement, and report an AIP, and ultimately improve aquaculture policy and management strategies that result in improvements on the water.

The AIP toolkit is adapted from the established guidelines for fishery improvement projects (FIPs) created by the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions and is based on SFP’s Framework for Sustainably Managed Aquaculture. 

AIP Directory

The AIP Directory was developed by SFP as an independent, online platform to showcase active aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs). It is an open platform for information sharing for anyone active or interested in AIPs. 

Best Practices for Aquaculture Management: guidance for implementing the ecosystem approach in Indonesia and beyond

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The Executive Summary is here 

The report provides implementation guidance for the seafood industry and governments on three best practices in aquaculture management, as suggested by the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture: 1) spatial planning and zoning, 2) waterbody carrying capacity limits, and 3) aquaculture disease management areas. The guidance applies to seafood farming worldwide and uses Indonesia – a major aquaculture producer with ambitious aquaculture development goals – as a case study for implementation. The executive summary highlights actionable recommendations for both industry and government institutions that set policies in aquaculture producing regions. 

The guide was developed in partnership by SFP, Conservation International, and the University of California Santa Barbara’s Sustainable Fisheries Group. 

2018 Farmed Shrimp Strategy Report

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A review of the state of the global farmed shrimp sector and how it is performing against the Target 75 criteria. The report classifies only 8.8 percent of global farmed shrimp production as “improving” and zero percent as “sustainable.” The report highlights the scope of the challenge in this sector, but also identifies improvement opportunities and recommendations that will enable this sector to reach Target 75.

Identifying and Mapping Aquaculture Management Areas (pilot project)

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Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, in partnership with FAO, has developed a process for identifying aquaculture management areas (AMAs), and has pilot tested the methodology in six countries. This work is not meant to replace or pre-empt specific development of AMAs – that remains a task for national governments; but it does provide a framework for a rapid global approach to identifying AMAs. 

Interested in progressing this pilot project further? We would love to chat, share data, and collaborate where feasible. Please contact: Jenna Stoner, Senior Aquaculture Analyst.