• 2019 Reduction Fisheries Report

    Published: 10/28/19

    A review of the management of the leading European and Latin American fisheries used for fishmeal and fish oil has concluded that 88 percent of the volume comes from fisheries that are at least “reasonably well-managed.”

    The report, which analyzes 26 reduction fishery stocks worldwide, also identified an increase of 2 percent in the volume of fish from fisheries that are considered “poorly managed.”

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  • Aquaculture Improvement Project (AIP) Toolkit

    Published: 09/25/19

    The AIP toolkit provides some general guidance on how to initiate and run an AIP, as well as templates and examples of documentation to support project implementation.

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  • Introduction to Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIP)

    Published: 09/25/19

    An introduction to Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIP), a multi-stakeholder effort to address environmental challenges in aquaculture production. 

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  • SFP Annual Report 2018

    Published: 08/14/19

    SFP's annual report for 2018 can be found here as a PDF download.

  • Supply Chain Roundtables Fact Sheet

    Published: 03/28/19

    A one-page description of supply chain roundtables (SRs).

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  • Reducing Bycatch of Endangered, Threatened, and Protected Species in Key Fisheries

    Published: 01/15/19

    By: SFP

    Bycatch of endangered, threatened, and protected (ETP) species in fisheries remains one of the greatest threats to many species of sea turtles, marine mammals, seabirds, sharks, and rays. As key stakeholders of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) have already committed to improving sustainability of their fisheries, these FIPs can serve as catalysts for broader policy and market sustainability improvements. Through this project, SFP has focused on catalyzing improvements in bycatch monitoring and mitigation efforts in fisheries associated with FIPs, with the aim of leveraging change in other, similar fisheries. 

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  • T75 Sector Report: Mahi

    Published: 12/19/18

    The T75 mahi sector report is the latest sector report focused on SFP’s Target 75 initiative, a global movement launched last year that sets the goal of seeing producers of 75 percent of the world’s seafood operating sustainably or improving toward sustainable production by the close of 2020.

    Download the report here.

  • Farmed Shrimp Strategy Report

    Published: 12/12/18

    This is a T75 Update report on farmed shrimp. The report provides information on the current status of the farmed component of the large- shrimp sector in terms of volume, and, most importantly, we map out a path to close the gap to Target 75.

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  • Best Practices for Aquaculture Management

    Published: 11/13/18

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

    A new aquaculture management guide from Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), Conservation International, and the University of California Santa Barbara’s Sustainable Fisheries Group provides zonal management best practices for seafood farmers seeking the most environmentally sustainable operations. 

    Download the report here.

    The Executive Summary is here

  • Fishery improvement projects: Performance over the past decade

    Published: 11/01/18

    This article appeared in the Journal, Marine Science. The abstract follows:

    Fishery improvement projects (FIPs) are multi-stakeholder platforms for engaging retailers, importers, processors, and others in seafood supply chains directly in the policy-making and management of fisheries. FIPs vary in design and aim, making their evaluation complex. Studies to date have highlighted successes but also raised concerns about the performance of FIPs in improving fisheries. Drawing on a comprehensive dataset of attributes on all public FIPs, combined with sustainability performance data on the management of the target fisheries, their fishing levels, and stock status, this paper evaluates the performance of FIPs worldwide on improving fisheries, using exploratory data analysis methods and regression-based statistical approaches. The results showed that FIPs improved critical problems in target fisheries in the range between 60% and 82%, depending on the sustainability criteria considered. Performance did not vary between artisanal and industrial FIPs or according to the economic development status of the country. The probability of achieving improvements in management and overfishing domains is higher for fisheries with FIPs compared to those without. Variability in performance was related to the specific characteristics and history of each FIP, based on which further steps in research were suggested.

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