A new course towards responsible seafood in the Coral Triangle
For example, as trade in live reef food fish expands across and beyond the Coral Triangle, it is depleting fish stocks essential to the natural function of reefs.
Many reasons to act fastMeanwhile, boats are intensifying their fishing efforts to compensate for the declining amount of tuna they catch per trip. And according to some estimates, “trash fish” can outweigh the weight of the target catch by more than 10 to one in shrimp fisheries, causing operational losses.
WWF has been working in the Coral Triangle for the past decades to study, document and solve these problems. Increasingly, we develop solutions in partnership with seafood businesses.
The WWF Coral Triangle programme has 3 strategies that deal specifically with sustainable seafood in the Coral Triangle:
Before we caught at least ten turtles a month. Now there are no turtles coming in, the boats scarcely catch turtles...
WWF works with fishing companies to introduce technology and practices (such as “circle” fishing hooks) to reduce bycatch of non-target species—from marine turtles to sharks
- Live Reef Food Fish Trade
This strategy supports the adoption of fisheries best management practices, sustainable mariculture and responsible consumption choices through linking buyers with suppliers of responsibly-caught seafood
We help seafood businesses towards certification, promoting responsible sourcing and fishing practices, and linking buyers with suppliers of responsibly-caught seafood