General Resources

Resources providing guidance that cover the lifespan of a FIP

Conservation Alliance Guidelines for Supporting Fishery Improvement Projects

The Conservation Alliance’s updated guidelines for FIPs, including the criteria for basic and comprehensive FIPs, serve as the foundation for FisheryProgress.

Marine Stewardship Council Fishery Improvement Tools

Information for FIPs improving toward MSC certification, including pre-assessment and action plan tools; tracking tools; and information about finding a consultant and MSC’s capacity-building training program. (View)

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)  FIP Toolkit

A set of tools created by SFP to support the seafood industry in developing FIPs.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Fisheries Resources

WWF has created a number of resources to help FIPs, including the FIP Handbook: Guidelines for Developing Fishery Improvement Projects. (Spanish | Bahasa Indonesia)

WWF has also created interactive online courses to provide fishery stakeholders with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop FIPs. These courses are available in both English and Spanish.

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Fisheries Improvement Resources

ISSF offers many resources to support global tuna FIPs. ISSF also has developed a FIP Resources Finder, an online tool for fisheries that matches more than 200 ISSF reports, guidebooks, and other resources to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Performance Indicators (PIs). (View)

Fishery Improvement Projects Database (FIP-DB)

The FIP Database, initiated by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership and run by the University of Washington, is an online spreadsheet/database tool which provides researchers with the ability to identify trends in FIP data and to evaluate which factors lead to success or failure in FIPs. (View)

AIP Directory

The AIP Directory is a dedicated online platform for information about aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs) around the world. It allows users to explore active AIPs, list projects, and find useful resource on AIP implementation. (View)