FIP Success Storybank

FIP Success Story Storybank

This storybank offers examples of how FIPs around the world have told their progress stories, using the best practices and guidance included in the Telling Your FIP’s Success Story: A Toolkit for Fishery Improvement Project Implementers. FisheryProgress does not endorse the FIPs featured here, and encourages all FIP to use the toolkit to develop a progress story. FIPs that have profiles on FisheryProgress can share their story with us for inclusion here.
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  • Eastern Indonesia Yellowfin Tuna - handline – Handline fishing is built for sustainability, but data gaps and illegal fishing complicated efforts to make the case in Indonesia’s tuna fishery. The industry-led FIP found and implemented practical solutions, and paired conservation gains with quality-of-life improvements for local fishermen.  
  • Bahamas Spiny Lobster - trap/casita – Resource-constrained law enforcement efforts and data collection gaps compromised efforts to demonstrate the sustainability of the Bahamas’ spiny lobster fishery. A multi-sector FIP worked with the government to secure the resources for an effective IUU deterrent, and built a data collection system that works.
  • Western Kamchatka Salmon - beach seine/trap net – Years of relationship-building paid off when an assessment found data gaps and evidence of illegal fishing in Kamchatka’s salmon fisheries. Leveraging relationships with leading seafood companies, the Ocean Outcomes FIP secured critical data and fielded effective poaching deterrents.
  • Ecuador Mahi-Mahi - longline – Before the WWF-led FIP began its work, Ecuador had no national plan for management of the mahi mahi fishery. A collaborative process led by the government and the FIP engaged industry, academics, advocates, and other stakeholders, identified concrete policy ideas and built political will. That paved the way for a national management plan backed by real resources for monitoring and enforcement.