Fishery Improvement Projects

SFP pioneered the use of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) to address environmental challenges in marine fisheries.

A FIP brings together retailers, processors, producers, and fishers to demand and leverage better management of marine resources, by identifying environmental issues and implementing priority actions to address the root causes of fishery depletion.

SFP has been a strong proponent of industry leadership in fishery improvement efforts. Today, more than half of the world’s FIPs are industry-led.

FIP production graph
Cumulative FIPs graph
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FIP Evaluation Program

SFP’s FIP Evaluation Tool defines and assesses FIPs against six stages of achievement. Our FIP Progress Ratings system uses time benchmarks to understand the rate at which a fishery is improving and assigns a letter grade from A to E. 

FIP Evaluation Program

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