Fish Forever uses a community-driven process, anchored in behavior adoption principles and supported by scientific design to establish Managed Access with Reserve areas in coastal waters.

Managed Access delivers exclusive rights for local communities to fish in specific areas. The reserves provide effective protection of habitat, sustain fish populations, and replenish fishing grounds. Networks of Managed Access with Reserves balance protection with sustainable production for multi-species fisheries.

Recording how many people fish in coastal waters, how much fish is being caught and changes in the extent and quality of habitats are essential data to measure the status of the resources that underpin the wellbeing and resilience of coastal communities. 

This suite of tools will help you build local capacity, understand and assess fisheries, make the connection between ecological data and fisheries production, and learn how to use data to effectively manage your fisheries.

Introduction to the Portal

Watch our short video to find out more about the data portal, its features, data, dashboards, reports and more.

Learn what the data portal can do for you and how our tools can help you understand more about your fisheries and help enhance your ecosystems.


Get Support

Access tools, training and materials for your journey to sustainable fisheries and effective protection.

Make Decisions

Understand your fishery, ecosystems, and community with these interactive tools and use this information to make informed decisions.

COVID-19 Global Surveys

Results are in from our survey designed to capture effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in coastal fishing communities across Fish Forever countries

Monthly Fisheries Summary

Get a snapshot of fisher activity, fishery and ecosystem health, and more.

To instantly view, print or download your live fisheries report use the menus to the right to filter your country, subnational unit, local government and management area. Reports are updated daily at midnight (EST).

View the Global Network

See the countries and communities where Fish Forever currently works and collects data on ecosystem health and economic resilience. The global statistics below include both established and proposed managed access areas and reserves.