Transitioning to sustainable and resillient fisheries
The Sunken Billions
Sustainability and Environmental Impacts of Food from the Sea
Leadership, social capital and incentives promote successful fisheries
World Bank Group: Oceans Brief
GPO Information Sheet
OCEANS April 2012
GPO One-Year Roadmap July 2012
Design for sustainable fisheries
Charting a course to Sustainable Fisheries (CEA Report)
Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land Fisheries and Forests
International Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
A Global Collaborative
to restore 50% of the world's
wild fish in 10 Years
50 in 10 Vision and Goals
Our vision is that marine fisheries become the sustainability success story of the early 21st century. A restored ocean will provide millions of people around the world with more food, improved livelihoods and more profitable fishing and seafood businesses.
Our goal is to lead the turnaround in fisheries around the world–both large and small–wherever current practices deplete the marine environment and national economies.
The 10-year goal is a stretch. Achieving sufficient synergy among organizations is not simple. Although much progress has been made in recent years, competition and suspicion still divide those who have a stake in value chains, fishing, and the ocean. Short-term survival or profit sometimes supersedes the long-term economic health of a fishery. Many governmental bodies are weak, unable to enforce laws and agreements, and have insufficient funds for data collection and management.
We come together to create more effective ways to create the future we all want. Everyone does not need to agree on everything. Private and public sector players only need enough agreement to act together in specific projects that have a value proposition for each collaborator. We think that a focus on the economics for recovery has resonance across the fishery and seafood system. We believe that we can achieve greater impact by working together in ways that align our shared goal with our individual missions.
What is the 50 in 10 collaboration and what happened in Vancouver?
50 in 10 is a collaboration initiated by about 36 organizations to achieve a 10-year target to bring 50% of fisheries and the global catch under sustainable management while increasing economic benefits by US$20B annually.
Please see the summary notes of the Vancouver Design Workshop for further information on the outcomes of that Worshop.
A representative Steering Committee is synthesizing the results of the workshop and will be drafting a strategic plan for implementation.
The 10-year goal is a stretch. Achieving sufficient synergy among organizations will not be simple. The organizations listed below (NGOs, governments, funders, and industry groups) came together to create more effective ways to realize the 50 in 10 vision.
Academy for Systemic Change
AIS Aqua Foods, Inc.
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity
Environmental Defense Fund
HRH Prince of Wales' International Sustainability Unit
International Coalition of Fisheries Associations
Marine Stewardship Council
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Netherlands
MRAG Americas, Inc.
National Geographic Society
Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd.
Nos Noroeste Sustenable AC
Society for Organizational Learning
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
Sustainable Food Lab
Swedish Fishermen Federation
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Toroa Strategy Limited
Trident Seafoods Corporation
United Catcher Boats
University of Washington
US Agency for International Development
Walton Family Foundation
World Wildlife Fund
The workshop and the 50in10 collaboration are designed to create collective impact with a common agenda, a shared measurement system, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and a backbone support organization.