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  • 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
  • Incentivizing Sustainable Fishing on the High Seas

    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. 

    Bluefin Tuna
  • Electronic monitoring for transparency in Ghana’s tuna fleet

    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.

    close-up of camera used to monitor vessels
  • Smartphone app helps communities improve their fisheries management

    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.  

    Pomada shrimp fishing vessel in Ecuador Daylin Munoz-Nunez