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.
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 Global Think Tank led by WWF as part of the Common Oceans ABNJ Ocean Partnerships Project—an initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by the World Bank—identified a new theory of change that accounts for gaps in the governance of high seas fisheries.
Addressing the issue of overfishing in international waters requires a complete understanding of who is fishing, what they’re fishing, and where they’re catching it. Electronic monitoring is a cost-effective way to improve the transparency of fishing activities.
WWF has developed a new smartphone app that helps fisherman self-report their catch data while at sea, making it easier and cheaper for fisheries managers, businesses, and governments to collect vital information about community fishing activities.