Progress towards sustainable fisheries
A group of fishermen in their boat in the Sundarbans National Park, Bangladesh.
The European Parliament voted in October for measures to support sustainable fishing, and against proposals which would have continued the continued destruction of fisheries including subsidies for new boat building along lines proposed by WWF. The vote included jobs for young fishermen and funding for data capture and regulation enforcement will give a more complete picture of fish stocks and identify which stocks need more recovery time.
A pilot project initiated by WWF shows the use of satellite technology in surveillance of fishing activities increases safety on fishing vessels and promotes legal and transparent fishing operations – especially to counter illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.