• Reducing IUU Risk in Russia King Crab Fishery

    In a recent case study focused on Russia’s king crab fishery, WWF worked with Orca Bay Foods, LLC to demonstrate that the application of some basic tools can substantially reduce the risk of "IUU infection" even in a relatively complex and multi-national supply chain.

    Cover for Case Study on Russian King Crab Sourcing and Traceability Pilot Report
  • Bringing fisheries forward

    WWF has been working to reduce IUU fishing for years and recognizes the necessity of widespread utilization of relevant technology throughout the fishing sector as one part of the solution.

    200 fishing boats were grounded because of IUU, company's license suspended. New minister of marine affairs and fisheries - Susi Pudjastuti - taking more hardine approach to fisheries law enforcement, Indonesia.
  • Universal Standards for Seafood Traceability

    The ocean provides a bounty of seafood, supporting hundreds of millions of jobs and feeding billions of people. But roughly a quarter of the fish caught globally is done illegally in the shadows, fueling a black market that exploits wildlife, people, and blind spots in enforcement of laws. A lack of transparency allows rogue vessels and criminal networks to operate undetected and profit off stolen fish, taking money out of the pockets of people who follow the rules and contributing to declines in ocean health. Ending this black-market trade of seafood is good for nature and people but will require an array of proven tools working in tandem, chief among them is traceability.

    Pulling up fishing nets.
  • Improving management in eastern Pacific tuna fisheries

    Management strategy evaluation (MSE) is a process that allows stakeholders to assess how effective different management strategies can be. WWF convened workshops on MSE in five tuna fishing nations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Ecuador, Panama, the United States, Mexico, and Colombia.

    Fishing boats on the water in Ecuador
  • Incorporating blue carbon in Kenya's national green house gas accounting

    WWF and the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute are carrying out a carbon stock assessment of the mangroves in Lamu County, Kenya, and plan to link this science to the country’s national climate policies.

    A researcher tests a soil core