FishSource Rapid Assessment Program

FishSource is globally recognized for its independent and unbiased information on the environmental performance of seafood production sources. 

To further meet seafood industry and stakeholder demand for information, SFP’s FishSource Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) provides private, public, and nonprofit organizations a path to finance wild fishery and aquaculture profiles on FishSource.

FishSource RAP can work for new profiles that are not yet on FishSource, as well as existing profiles that need to be updated or have content added. The program guarantees that the analysis and evaluation is:

  • performed by qualified and vetted fishery/aquaculture scientists
  • internally reviewed by SFP’s FishSource science team
  • absent of any conflict of interest or influence by the source of financing
  • publicly available and credible, open to reviews and comments by a global community.

Once a proposed fishery or aquaculture unit is verified, an analysis is conducted based on the public FishSource assessment methodology. Complete FishSource profiles include two scores for stock status, three scores for management status, and three scores for environmental and biodiversity impact status, along with supporting narratives, strengths and weaknesses, and improvement recommendations. 

New or updated FishSource profiles can be financed by one entity or by a group that would like to share costs.

Learn more about FishSource RAP

For more information on pricing, profile contents, and turnaround times, please contact us.