Since IPNLF was established in 2012, we have grown in project scope and evidence-based research as well as geographic expansion and reach.

The positive impacts and social benefits we see in our work bring us joy and inspire us to continue to improve our work for the benefit of small-scale fishers and their communities. We pride ourselves on the accomplishments we are able to achieve with a relatively small, yet expert team.

The impact of our work at IPNLF ranges from being tangible and directly geared towards the safety for fishers and crew, to achieving long-term, impactful goals, such as amplifying the voices of small scale fishers in international fora. Broadly speaking, our impacts cover developments in policy, engagements in the marketplace, and improvements in fisheries and coastal communities.

We believe that collaboration lies at the heart of sustainable change so have built coalitions of coastal states to effectively protect coastal fisheries’ rights and developed the capacity of decision-makers and small-scale fishery representatives to improve inclusive ocean governance.

Most importantly, our impact lies directly at the heart of the coastal communities we work with.

Through fishery improvements, both social and environmental, we ensure a better, more secure future for coastal communities around the world that are dependent on that one person catching one fish at a time. This can include anything from improved data collection of fishing activities, developing electronic monitoring projects to improve traceability and ensure that all one-by-one fishers and workers within their supply chain have their fundamental human rights protected.

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Supporting Case Studies

Inspiring a new generation of Ocean Advocates

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Read Stories in the field

IPNLF awarded UNCTAD observer status

IPNLF awarded UNCTAD observer status

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Maldives first National Skipper Training Curriculum launched

The first national fishing curriculum in the Maldives.

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Azores Declaration

IPNLF co-hosted the world’s first one-by-one tuna conference in the Azores with the Government's Regional Secretariat for the Sea, Science & Technology

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Gemanafushi Island Fishermen Remove Abandoned Fishing Nets

First major success from collaboration with Olive Ridley Project

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IPNLF applauds rule for Indian Ocean skipjack tuna stocks

IOTC has adopted a harvest control rule for Indian Ocean skipjack.

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New Global Platform Connects Small-scale Fishers

SSF Hub promotes sustainable one-by-one lifestyles

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Our recent impact

IPNLF appoints two new Directors to key positions in the organisation

IPNLF appoints two new Directors to key positions in the organisation

World Fisheries Day 2023

World Fisheries Day 2023

IPNLF Position Statement ahead of the 28th Regular Meeting of ICCAT

IPNLF Position Statement ahead of the 28th Regular Meeting of ICCAT

Bridging the Gap: An IPNLF Baitfish Knowledge Exchange

Bridging the Gap: An IPNLF Baitfish Knowledge Exchange

International Fisherman Day

International Fisherman Day

Gender Equality and Equity

Gender Equality and Equity

The Bali Declaration 2023

The Bali Declaration 2023

Seventeen global retailers, brands, and buyers unite in Blue Transformation

Seventeen global retailers, brands, and buyers unite in Blue Transformation

Joint statement in conclusion of the 27th Session of the IOTC

Joint statement in conclusion of the 27th Session of the IOTC

Combating Climate Change: IPNLF and GIZ Lead Renewable Energy Innovations in Indonesia

Combating Climate Change: IPNLF and GIZ Lead Renewable Energy Innovations in Indonesia

HOW CAN SEAFOOD COMPANIES MEET HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES WHILST ENSURING SOCIAL EQUITY FOR SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES?

HOW CAN SEAFOOD COMPANIES MEET HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES WHILST ENSURING SOCIAL EQUITY FOR SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES?

International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day 2023

Statement on the conclusion of the Sixth Special Session of the IOTC

Statement on the conclusion of the Sixth Special Session of the IOTC

100+ Organisations call on the EU to support effective management of destructive drifting-FADs to rebuild tuna stocks and protect our oceans

100+ Organisations call on the EU to support effective management of destructive drifting-FADs to rebuild tuna stocks and protect our oceans

IOTC Special Session on FADs – Joint Position Statement

IOTC Special Session on FADs – Joint Position Statement

IPNLF’s Annual Report 2021/22 has been published!

IPNLF’s Annual Report 2021/22 has been published!

A Truly Plastic Neutral Fishery

A Truly Plastic Neutral Fishery

Unlocking a huge potential for ocean conservation and climate change: IPNLF- Maldives and SNtech’s Innovation seeks to limit wild caught bait fish in pole-and-line tuna fishing

Unlocking a huge potential for ocean conservation and climate change: IPNLF- Maldives and SNtech’s Innovation seeks to limit wild caught bait fish in pole-and-line tuna fishing

New Partnership Established to Safeguard Livelihoods and Improve Labour Practices of small-scale fisheries in Indonesia

New Partnership Established to Safeguard Livelihoods and Improve Labour Practices of small-scale fisheries in Indonesia

IPNLF, Seafood Souq, and Omani fishers demonstrate a new global source of Sashimi Grade Yellowfin Tuna

IPNLF, Seafood Souq, and Omani fishers demonstrate a new global source of Sashimi Grade Yellowfin Tuna

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