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.
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.
Find out about our Ocean Advocates
IPNLF awarded UNCTAD observer status
The first national fishing curriculum in the Maldives.
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
First major success from collaboration with Olive Ridley Project
IOTC has adopted a harvest control rule for Indian Ocean skipjack.
SSF Hub promotes sustainable one-by-one lifestyles