To help fisheries that want to improve their sustainability and seafood buyers that want more sustainable sourcing, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) engages in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs).
The ultimate goal of a FIP is to create measurable change and ensure the long-term sustainability of a fishery.
A Three-Step Approach to Sustainability
WWF-US uses a three-step process to identify sustainability issues in a fishery, implement improvements, and report on results:
• STEP 1: Scoping
• STEP 2: FIP Action Plan Development
• STEP 3: Implementation and Tracking Progress
The FIP Handbook details the approach to FIPs developed by WWF-US in global collaboration with fisheries, governments, academics, private sector partners, consultants, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
In the following pages, we present a set of guidelines and a FIP Toolkit to help simplify the approach to establishing FIPs and improving sustainability.
Join the FIP Action
WWF’s goal in sharing the FIP Handbook is to help fishery stakeholders develop and implement comprehensive FIPs on their own in order to improve the sustainability of fisheries worldwide.
We hope this handbook will help you join these efforts and develop, implement, or participate in a successful FIP.
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