The number of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) globally has grown dramatically, yet there has been no central clearinghouse for detailed FIP progress tracking. However, that will change this week with the launch of FisheryProgress.org.
FisheryProgress.org is a one-stop shop for information on the progress of global fishery improvement projects. It makes tracking progress more efficient, consistent, and reliable for businesses that support FIPs. The website will make it easier for FIPs to showcase their progress to potential buyers and for businesses to find FIPs that meet their sustainable seafood commitments.
The site, a collaboration between the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions and FishChoice, gives users all the information they need to make decisions about whether FIPs meet their sourcing policy. Users can search for FIPs or browse a full list of all the FIPs on the site. For each FIP, users will start with a progress snapshot and can easily access workplan details and supporting documentation if they need more information.
FisheryProgress.org users can trust the information they find on the site because it’s all verified regularly. FisheryProgress.org staff conduct an initial review of information when a FIP requests to be included in the site to confirm that the FIP meets the Conservation Alliance’s guidelines, which serve as the foundation for the site. In addition, staff review each FIP’s progress reports once a year to ensure the information is accurate.
Interested in learning more? Join a webinar to learn more about the site features and how you can create an account. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 3 from 2-3pm ET/11am-12pm PT, and you can RSVP by emailing Liz Kieffer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Learn more about the site at http://www.FisheryProgress.org, and contact Kristin Sherwood (email@example.com) with any questions.