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.
Access tools, training and materials for your journey to sustainable fisheries and effective protection.
Understand your fishery, ecosystems, and community with these interactive tools and use this information to make informed decisions.
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.