Sustainable Fisheries

Unless controlled, over-fishing poses a serious threat to the health of fisheries as well as eroding economic benefits and heightening conflict among states.

Recent work on sustainable tuna fisheries has addressed: 1) the causes of overcapacity and how to control it; 2) rights-based management and allocation; and 3) effective monitoring, compliance, and enforcement tools.

Ongoing work is focused on the design of international agreements to ensure sustainable global fish stocks and healthy ecosystems, while providing fair access to the fisheries


Exploring Options for Transferring Fishing Capacity to Developing Coastal States in the Context of Managing Capacity of the Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishery
March 3–5, 2014
Barcelona, Spain

A Multidisciplinary Workshop to Address Ecosystem-Level Impacts of Fisheries Bycatch on Marine Megafauna Biodiversity Conservation through Mitigation, Policy, Economic Instruments, and Technical Change
Gland, Switzerland
September 10–13, 2013
Inter-Disciplinary Workshop on the Management, Economics, and Biology of Transferable Effort Rights-Based Management
Bilbao, Spain
September 17–20, 2012
Conference on the Allocation of Property Rights in Global Tuna Fisheries
Cordoba, Spain
September 5–9, 2011
Allocation of Rights in the International Environmental Context: Lessons Learned and Their Applicability to Multi-Lateral Fisheries
Napa, California
February 11–12, 2011
Conference for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries
Bellagio, Italy
May 25–29, 2010