SNAPP: Measuring the Status of Fisheries and Factors Leading to Success

Principal Investigator(s): 

Ray Hilborn, Ana Parma, and Caleb McClennen

Around the world, fish provide about 3 billion people with almost 20 percent of their intake of animal protein, and 4.3 billion people with at least 15 percent of such protein. Unfortunately, the world’s best efforts at managing its fisheries are hampered by two distinct, but related challenges:

  1. A profound lack of data on the health of global fish stocks
  2. A lack of a systematic analysis of which elements of fisheries management systems lead to improvements in marine conservation, increases in food security, and reductions in poverty

To fill the gap, this SNAPP Working Group will:

  1. Increase the coverage of the global fish stock status and management databases and identify major information gaps
  2. Provide an evaluation of the status of fish stocks and fisheries for as much of the world as possible
  3. Conduct a systematic analysis linking management and exogenous factors leading to good outcomes in fisheries management.

This project is supported by the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP), generously funded through founding grants by Shirley and Harry Hagey, Steve and Roberta Denning, Seth Neiman, Angela Nomellini and Ken Olivier, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

More information for project participants Visit the SNAPP website

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