Community-led Science monitoring to support improved evidence-based resource management

For generations, communities in Solomon Islands have leveraged indigenous knowledge to manage marine resources. However, increased pressure on those resources stemming from climate change, overpopulation and overfishing have negatively impacted their health.

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Managing fisheries together: How co-management gives fishers and their communities a say in their own future

One of the first issues that Barbara Orlando, president of the fisher cooperative in Porto Cesareo – a fishing village in the south of Italy – had to discuss when she joined the newly established co-management committee was the need for a reduction in fishing pressure in the local marine protected area (MPA), to allow depleted stocks to recover.

Putting back today to catch more tomorrow

In a small-scale scampi fishery, scientific research is supporting sustainable practices was a smart investment in the future of Croatia’s most iconic seafood.

SASI – How one community’s traditional wisdom in fisheries management sparked learning and replication in other islands

It was a sunny day — almost like any other — in the 1990s when Yustus Menarbu’s parents took him along with them to the sea. For Yustus, that day was special.

Opinion: Our ocean provides, but is not an endless bounty, by Ghislaine Llewellyn

For some people, putting a value on nature is deeply unsettling. How can one species — humans — put a price on the exquisite diversity of life with which we share our planet?

Opinion: The UN Ocean Conference from the eyes of a cautious optimist, by Maria Honig

The UN Ocean Conference was held in Lisbon, Portugal, the last week of June, after two years’ delay due to COVID-19. Maria Honig attended the highly anticipated event and came away with a mixture of disappointment and cautious optimism.

Opinion: Celebrating our newest human right, by Maria Honig, Umair Shahid, and Sadaf Sutaria

Congratulations. You are the bearer of a newly recognized human right. In October this year, the Human Rights Council recognized that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right.

Opinion: Women are changing the tide for sustainable fisheries, by Maria Honig

“My goal is to set an example as a fishing community that has a high quality of life for both men and women, while taking care of our natural resources.” says Sara Garrido, president of Chile’s National Corporation of Artisanal Fishing Women. Sara makes her living harvesting seaweed in Coliumo, on Chile’s central coast.

Celebrating small-scale fishers, by Nicolás Fernández Muñoz

A summit of small-scale fishers is gathering in Rome ahead of the FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI) meeting. Nicolás Fernández Muñoz, President of RIPAPE, a network of small-scale fishers representing more than 20 million fishermen and fisherwomen, will be there. WWF asked him five questions about the summit.

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