Empowering coastal communities to restore, protect, and sustainably manage coastal seas
Fish Forever uses an innovative behavior-centered approach to strengthen community-led coastal fisheries management and restore marine ecosystems. Together with partners and local leaders, we leverage biological, behavioral, and social sciences to sustain fisheries production, build coordinated advocacy among governments, and elevate the voices of coastal fishers.
Protecting a vital part of the ocean
Fish Forever focuses on revitalizing coastal waters, where high human activity meets high biodiversity. We call these the “Community Seas” as they are critical to the food security, livelihoods, and climate resilience of communities around the world.
Letting communities lead
With coastal communities spread out across large areas, a traditional top-down approach to fisheries management rarely works. Fish Forever prioritizes a community-led approach that centers on community co-management of coastal fisheries.
Empowering local leaders
Mayors and other local leaders are key to implementing protections for communities and ecosystems. The Rare-sponsored Coastal 500 initiative is the largest global network of mayors and local government leaders committed to working towards thriving and prosperous coastal communities.
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Fish Forever around the world
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