© Meridith Kohut | WWF
The oceans are a vital source of food and livelihoods, but over the past 40 years, global fish stocks have declined an estimated 50%. As great as the challenges are, there is enormous potential. WWF is working globally with the seafood industry, governments, fishing communities, academia and NGOs to create transformational change in the sustainability of fisheries and the future health of our oceans.
© Erling Svensen | WWF-Canon
Aquaculture is the fastest growing source of animal protein, with steady production increases over the past 20 years. Such growth, however, has altered coastal habitats, polluted adjacent water sources, and relied heavily on unsustainable wild-capture fisheries for feed. WWF works together with producers, processors, and traders to reduce the major impacts of seafood cultivation through aquaculture improvement projects (AIP).
© WWF-US | Joshua Wenderoff
March 18, 2017
US businesses are backing Peru’s mahi mahi fishery in a big way. The Peruvian government recently received a letter from 26 major US-based seafood buyers and importers pledging their support for the Peruvian mahi mahi fishery improvement project (FIP) and urged officials to actively participate in the advancement of the fishery toward the MSC standard. The US is the top importer of mahi mahi from Peru, so this level of economic demand for responsibly sourced seafood is especially significant.