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Fishery progress

Launched in 2016, is a one-stop shop for information on the progress of global fishery improvement projects (FIPs). It makes tracking progress more efficient, consistent, and reliable for businesses that support fishery improvement projects.

Fishery Progress provides a regularly updated and rigorous platform to present clear and consistent public reporting of FIPs based upon an agreed-to and transparent framework.  It helps major buyer customers such as retailers and foodservice companies easily understand the fisheries they source from – what progress is being made toward sustainability and what problems remain.

What is a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP)?

A Fishery Improvement project, or FIP, is a multi-stakeholder effort to improve the sustainability of a fishery. While FIPs vary in scope and nature, to be considered as such, a FIP must meet a number of requirements pertaining to participation, funding, transparency, and scientific rigor.

A FIP uses the power of the private sector to address challenges in a fishery. As the number of FIPs around the world has grown rapidly, businesses and conservation organizations need an easier way to access consistent, reliable information about FIP progress.

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