Items tagged:

Sustainable fisheries

We have 37 items tagged with ‘Sustainable fisheries’.
  • Fishing in Kenya's Lake Naivasha provides income for local people, but fish stocks have declined sharply due to over-fishing and the diversion of water for agriculture (Photo: Cheryl Q, Creative Commons via Flicker)

    Green lessons for the blue economy

    Laura Kelly discusses how lessons from the past can help ensure everyone benefits from our ocean, seas and coasts

    11 December 2018 | Blog | Fisheries
  • An image from the fiscal tools animation, that was screened at the Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi (Image: IIED/Nice and Serious)

    IIED animation: using fiscal policy tools to create a sustainable future for ocean and people

    A new animation explains how governments can use tools such as taxes, penalties and subsidies to support the health of the ocean and protect the livelihoods of people who depend on it

    28 November 2018 | News | Economics
  • Stilt fishermen in Sri Lanka; in some countries small-scale fisheries provide nearly half the overall catch but their contribution often goes unrecognised (Photo: Benard Gagnon, Creative Commons via Wikipedia)

    No hidden catch: mainstreaming small-scale fisheries in national accounts

    The economic value of small-scale fisheries is often not recognised by national policymakers because of lack of data. A recent IIED webinar looked at how to get better data and how this information can be used to shape national policies

    26 November 2018 | Article | Fisheries
  • Men fishing on the beach in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

    Webinar: No hidden catch: mainstreaming small-scale fisheries in national accounts

    Join our webinar on 20 November 2018 to discuss how natural capital accounting methods could be used to identify the contribution made by small-scale fisheries to the national economy

    7 November 2018 | News | Economics
  • Professor Rashid Sumaila addresses interested marine specialists from research institutes, the private sector and international organisations at Fish Night 5 (Photo: Zaiza Khan/IIED)

    Fish Night 5: How subsidies are not always beneficial equally to fish and people

    IIED held its fifth Fish Night event on 17 October 2018, with Professor Rashid Sumaila speaking about the ways to make sure subsidies designed to benefit the fishing sector don’t work to the detriment of smaller fisheries

    6 November 2018 | Article | Economics
  • A shoal of muguraan circle above a bait net

    First steps towards a global agreement

    IIED director Andrew Norton responds to the end of the first session of negotiations of new laws for the high seas, calling for a greater presence of the views of those most affected to ensure a fair and inclusive treaty

    21 September 2018 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Shahajat Ali shows a newspaper article describing the incentive-based hilsa conservation programme under the Department of Fisheries (Photo: BCAS)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: Bangladesh

    The EbA Evidence and Policy Project is gathering evidence on the effectiveness of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches in the fishery sector in Bangladesh to mainstream EbA into national climate change and fishery policies.    

    12 June 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Artisanal fishermen in the Philippines. In a nation made up of 7,100 islands, small-scale fishing provides livelihoods to hundreds of thousands of people.  (Photo: Bernard Spragg. NZ, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Revealing the value of small-scale fishing to national economies

    There are millions of small-scale fisheries around the world, providing food and livelihoods for families and local communities, yet they go unnoticed by sector statistics, which focus on the overall contribution of the fishing industry to the national economy. As a result, they receive minimal attention from policymakers and consequently, minimal investment — if any. 

    23 May 2018 | Article | Fisheries
  • The small town of Ancon in Peru is home to more than 400 small-scale fishers. Small-scale fisheries account for 80 percent of the country’s seafood consumption. (Photo: Alex Proimos, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Moving towards an inclusive blue economy

    Marine and coastal resources support the livelihoods of millions of poor people across the world. They also provide a range of critical ecosystem services to the rest of the economy. The connection between high seas and coastal waters where small-scale fishers are active is relatively unexplored but already, the need for an ocean governance system, which will protect both areas, is evident.

    22 May 2018 | Project | Fisheries
  • In 2008 the captain of this deep-sea fishing trawler was convicted of illegal fishing and providing misleading information about catches (Photo: Bernard Spragg.NZ, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Helping the LDCs negotiate the high seas

    IIED helped Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to participate effectively in talks about a new international treaty on the high seas

    17 May 2018 | Project | Fisheries
  • Watching fishermen at the end of the day on the beach of Kotchi, Kerala, India (Photo: Antoine Collet, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    IIED to host Twitter chat on oceans

    Join our Twitter chat on Thursday 31 May to talk about how to protect our oceans. The online conversation will cover issues ranging from high seas governance, what it will take to make sustainable small-scale fisheries part of the growing blue economy, and the connection between pollution out at sea and the impact on coastal water ecosystems.

    16 May 2018 | News | Fisheries
  • A small fishing boat off the Albanian coast (Photo: Essam Yassin Mohammed/IIED)

    Three things I learnt from a small-scale fisherman in Albania

    During a recent visit to the Albanian coastal town of Shëngjin, Essam Yassin Mohammed heard about the obstacles facing the small-scale fishing community, and was struck by recurring challenges facing artisanal fishers in different parts of the global South.  

    23 January 2018 | Blog | Fisheries
  • High-tech trawlers in the Faroe Islands. Ninety-five per cent of this tiny nation's exports is made up of fish (Photo: antonalfred, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Turning the tide: creating incentives for sustainable oceans

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in place, but are policy makers ready and willing to bite? Dave Steinbach explains why now is the time to move from intent to action – and outlines a new approach on how to deliver SDG 14.

    17 January 2017 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Fish Night 4 will hear from a record-breaking ocean skipper on her ocean experiences (Image: Nick Turner/IIED)

    Fish Night 4: Governing our high seas. Why now?

    Plastic pollution in oceans will be among the topics discussed by record-breaking global circum-navigator Emily Penn at IIED's event on sustainable fisheries and oceans next month

    18 November 2016 | News | Communication
  • World Oceans Day logo

    Protecting the world's oceans: three key tasks

    In a video to mark World Oceans Day on 8 June, IIED's director Andrew Norton has set out three ways that the international community can work to protect the world's oceans

    8 June 2016 | News | Fisheries
  • An image of an artisanal fisher in Kiribati casting his net into the water; 90 per cent of all fishers are small-scale or artisanal (Photo: Quentin Hanich/WorldFish, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Towards an inclusive blue economy

    Action in policy and practice is needed to ensure the many benefits from oceans, seas and coasts are available to all

    1 June 2016 | Blog | Fisheries
  • An image of Mohammad Sayedul Haque, the Bangladesh Minister of Fisheries and Livestock alongside a table around which sit participants from Bangladesh, Myanmar and India as they discuss sustainable hilsa fishery management (Photo: Essam Yassin Mohammed/IIED)

    Scientists call for international collaboration to safeguard hilsa fish stocks

    Scientists, academics and officials called for regional collaboration on safeguarding vital fish stocks in the Bay of Bengal at a seminar in Dhaka on May 4-5. The two-day seminar was organised to discuss research into incentive based fisheries management in Bangladesh and to explore opportunities for collaboration on sustainable fisheries between Bangladesh, India and Myanmar.

    6 May 2016 | News | Fisheries
  • Policymakers at a UN meeting in New York discuss how to end the legal 'no man's land' on 50 per cent of the Earth's surface (Photo by IISD/Francis Dejon)

    Governing the ungoverned 50% of the planet

    Essam Yassin Mohammed reports back from the first round of a UN preparatory meeting to create an agreement on the sustainable use of marine biodiversity in the high seas

    11 April 2016 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A hilsa, the national fish of Bangladesh. Inadequate government compensation during periods when fishing is banned has a harsh economic consequence for families (Photo: BBC World Service Bangladesh Boat, Creative Common, via Flickr)

    Forced to sell the roof over their heads

    Compensation supports fisher families during a ban on hilsa fishing in Bangladesh – but a visit to a family in Govinda exposes the harsh realities of income loss

    4 April 2016 | Blog | Economics
  • A fishing vessel is dwarfed by a crude oil tanker in Singapore harbour, illustrating the impact oil prices have on sustainable fisheries (Photo: Andrew Thomas, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Plunging oil prices: what happens to our oceans?

    Falling oil prices might be benefiting the UK economy, but are the world's fish stocks paying the price?

    15 February 2016 | Blog | Economics
  • PLA 30: Participation and Fishing Communities

    3 August 2015 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Fishermen in Zanzibar, Tanzania (Photo: Yannick Beadoin)

    Painting Africa's economy blue

    The first official day of the decade for African Seas and Oceans provides a timely reason to think about how marine resources could better contribute to Africa's economy

    22 July 2015 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Hilsa catch at Chandpur landing centre, Bangladesh (Photo: Essam Yassin Mohammed/IIED)

    Investing in hilsa fishery as economic infrastructure for Bangladesh

    This project aims to estimate the economic value of hilsa fishery to Bangladesh's economy and to rigorously assess the impact of the economic incentive for managing fishery

    29 June 2015 | Project | Fisheries
  • A boat near Fiji. Tourism and fishing are important industries for the Pacific nation of Fiji. Both of these economically important sectors depend on effective marine conservation (Photo: Sam Gao, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Ocean of bliss: rewriting the narrative

    On World Oceans Day, Essam Yassin Mohammed says it is time to rethink the way we look at the world's ocean resources

    8 June 2015 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Madagascan fishermen set out for a day's fishing in traditional dugout canoes. Madagascar is implementing community-based management for some of its marine resources (Photo: Andreas Hafenscher, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    World Oceans Day event will examine the potential of oceans and coasts

    Join us on World Oceans Day (8 June) for an event to discuss the future of our oceans and coasts

    21 May 2015 | Article | Fisheries
  • Fishermen from Mayadip Island, Bangladesh. IIED will be discussing Bangladesh's work on payments for sustainable fisheries at the EDD15 forum (Photo: Matthew Becker, the Advocacy Project, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    IIED at European Development Days 2015

    IIED researchers and partners will run sessions on economic incentives for fisheries management and delivering energy for poor communities at this year's European Development Days (EDD15) in Brussels. Dr Essam Mohammed, senior researcher in IIED's fisheries team, will moderate a high-level presentation on economic incentives for fisheries management in Bangladesh, and IIED senior researcher Sarah Best will participate in a session on energy access for poor communities

    18 May 2015 | Article | Energy
  • Bangladeshi fishers with debts must repay loans even when fishing is banned, resulting in illegal fishing activities (Photo: John Pavelka, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Idris bhai, your voice has been heard!

    A chance conversation with a Bangladeshi fisherman may have paid off

    24 March 2015 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Althelia Ecosphere's Simon Dent speaking at Fish Night 2 (Photo: Inta Photography)

    Fish Night 2 looks at finance for sustainable fisheries

    Academics, representatives of NGOs, consultants, marine scientists and students attended IIED’s Fish Night 2 for a discussion on alternative financing mechanisms for sustainable fisheries

    4 March 2015 | Article | Economics
  • Government officials and researchers discuss the future of hilsa management on 19 January (Photo: Essam Mohammed/IIED)

    UK's Darwin Initiative funded project strives to reduce threats to hilsa fish

    Senior Bangladeshi officials, researchers and IIED staff have met to review a project that aims to restore hilsa fish stocks and create a sustainable fishing industry in the country

    19 January 2015 | News | Fisheries
  • Fishermen hauling in nets near the Kenyan coastal town of Shimoni (Photo: Anna Kika via Flickr)

    Can we save our fisheries with lessons from our forests?

    Payments to encourage the conservation of important natural resources are being used to protect forests, but can they also play a role in restoring depleted fisheries?

    27 November 2014 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Blue, rather than green, is the dominant colour of planet earth (Photo: Google licence)

    Why do I see blue when everyone else sees green?

    Could participants at the climate summit only see the colour green? How else can we explain the near total absence of the oceans from the programme and declarations

    1 October 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A shoal of fish; marine issues were among the focus of the international seminar

    International seminar to demonstrate economic value of marine and coastal ecosystem services

    An international seminar in Costa Rica on Friday, 5 September focused on the economic contribution of marine and coastal ecosystem services to the regional economy

    4 September 2014 | News | Fisheries
  • FishNet is an online community that brings together people with an interest in sustainable fisheries

    FishNet: Inspiring action for sustainable fisheries

    Join FishNet, our online community for everyone interested in sustainable fisheries

    11 August 2014 | Project | Fisheries
  • Fishermen along the Meghna Rover (Photo: Essam Mohammed/IIED)

    Want to know how to save a fish species? Ask a fisher

    When Essam Yassin Mohammed asked a former fisherman in Bangladesh how to protect a fish that feeds millions of people, he learnt about four overlooked factors that intensify threats to the species

    8 June 2014 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Watch an animation produced by IIED to highlight its sustainable fisheries work

    Inspiring action for sustainable fisheries: Today and the future

    In the wake of predictions that the oceans will be fishless by 2050, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has produced an animation to showcase its work on the economics of marine and coastal fisheries

    28 March 2014 | Article | Fisheries
  • Fish for sale in a Sri Lankan market. Credit: Dhammika Heenpella (Flickr /

    Ten ways to ensure there are plenty more fish in the sea

    Sustainable fisheries must be central to the new global development goals that all nations will pursue from 2015, says Essam Yassin Mohammed.

    28 January 2014 | Blog | Fisheries
  • A net full of cod. Photo: Derek Keats (Creative Commons

    Fishy business at IIED

    The end of November was an exciting time for IIED’s Sustainable Markets Group, which launched two publications and an online network, all with a focus on sustainable fisheries. Grace Philip reports.

    10 December 2013 | Blog | Fisheries
Subscribe to RSS - Sustainable fisheries