What you can do
And all fisheries processors, traders, retailers and consumers of seafood need to realize that our seas and oceans have limited sources and exercise their influence when procuring and selling fish products on the market.
Fishermen: Take a leadership role!
- Design and use more selective fishing gear
- Proactively support and campaign for the creation of better fisheries management
- Engage in correct post-capture release techniques to maximize an animal's chances of survival
- Proactively become involved in the testing of bycatch solutions
- Explore the potential for MSC certification in your fishery
Have an innovative idea for reducing bycatch? Take part in the Smart Gear Competition!
Fish processors, traders and retailers
- Demand seafood from responsible fisheries
- Put positive pressure on your seafood supply chain to improve environmental performance, i.e. MSC-certified fish products and bycatch reduction measures
- Purchase MSC-certified fish
- Buy MSC-certified seafood
- Ask for seafood from sustainable fisheries in the supermarket, on the market and in restaurants
- Avoid seafood from problematic fisheries. Want to identify these? See WWF´s seafood guides
- Spread the word! Bycatch is a largely hidden problem – so the more people who know about it, the more pressure there will be on fisheries to reduce bycatch
- Become a member – your valuable support will help WWF in its work to tackle bycatch practices and illegal fishing