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 fishery improvement projects, including the criteria for basic and comprehensive FIPs, serve as the foundation for

Conservation Alliance Guidelines for Supporting Fishery Improvement Projects - Spanish Version

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 identity trends in FIP data and to evaluate which factors lead to success or failure in FIPs.

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.

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Fisheries Improvement Resources
ISSF offers many resources to support global tuna FIPs.

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership FIP Toolkit

Success Story Toolkit - Telling Your FIP’s Success Story: A Toolkit for Fishery Improvement Project Implementers

Storybank - FIP success stories from around the world.

World Wildlife Fund - US FIP Handbook: Guidelines for Developing Fishery Improvement Projects [Spanish version] [Bahasa Indonesia version]

World Wildlife Fund - US Seafood Sustainability Website

World Wildlife Fund - Resources Page