Engagement is critical to the success of fishery improvement projects. There are a lot of ways that interested buyers, government officials, NGOs, academics, or others can engage in the FIPs listed on FisheryProgress to help them make progress toward their objectives – below are some of the best ways to use the site to get involved.
Find an engagement opportunity
FIPs have the option to list specific engagement opportunities that would help them make progress toward their objectives – such as joining the FIP as a participant, supporting the FIP financially, providing a letter of support, or anything else that can help the FIP overcome barriers to progress.
If a FIP has identified engagement opportunities, users can find more information under the FisheryProgress profile’s “Details” tab. Interested parties can contact the FIP lead to discuss specific engagement opportunities.
Follow a FIP
FisheryProgress users can easily track FIPs of interest using the site’s Follow This FIP feature. Follow This FIP allows registered users to follow FIPs of interest and track progress.
Information and updates on the FIPs a user follows are available through the user’s personal FIP dashboard and automated monthly email updates. The monthly digest email highlights four key aspects of each FIP’s profile and any changes that have occurred on a month-to-month basis for the following:
- Progress rating
- Listing status
- FIP type
- Compliance with FisheryProgress’ six-month and annual reporting requirements
To explore this feature, registered users can log in to their FisheryProgress accounts. Users can visit any FIP profile and click “Follow This FIP” on the FIP’s overview page to begin following a FIP. The monthly digest emails are sent automatically once you add a FIP to your dashboard.
You can easily unfollow FIPs in your dashboard. If you do not wish to receive monthly emails, click “Remove” on FIPs listings on your dashboard. Your personal dashboard can be accessed through the My Account button.