Restoring, protecting, and managing our coastal seas.


Fish Forever is a global program to revitalize the world’s coastal fisheries.

Our work supports coastal communities and their local leaders to protect, restore, and manage the coastal waters and habitats on which we all depend.

Revitalizing our coastal seas and communities

Together with partners, Rare systematically improves how we manage and protect our ocean’s most valuable waters.

The Case for the "Community Seas"
The 30x30 Campaign
Rocky Sanchez Tirona at the Our Ocean Conference






Engaging communities to co-manage their fisheries

Fish Forever mobilizes coastal fishing communities, their local leaders and governments to establish community-led management of coastal fisheries.

A community-led management approach
Managed access fishing areas with reserves
Networking marine reserves

Fish Forever around the world

Applying the sciences of human behavior and nature

Fish Forever applies insights from biological, behavioral and social sciences to achieve tangible, sustainable, and long-term results for the climate, biodiversity, gender equity, livelihoods, food security and fisheries productivity.

Designing effective areas for small-scale fisheries management and closures
Fish Forever’s data portal
Applying Behavioral Insights to Marine Conservation
The Four Behaviors of Responsible Fishing

Building climate resilience

Fish Forever works with fishing communities and their local governments to build their social, ecological, and economic resilience to climate change.

Fishing for climate resilience
Rebuilding with nature
Mitigating climate change
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments

Advancing innovative finance

Fish Forever’s innovative finance work facilitates coastal fishing communities to capture the benefits from effective coastal fisheries management and build their financial resilience to crises and shocks.

Building financial resilience
Insuring the Ensurers
Rare Quotes with Kate Schweigart

Fish Forever’s global network

Fish Forever is a global network of over 100 staff, 150 local partners, 1,700 coastal communities, 160,000 fishers, over 150 mayors and local government leaders, and dedicated donors and partners working together to guarantee the future of our coastal seas.

Rare Quotes with Rocky Sanchez Tirona
The largest global network of Mayors and Local Leaders
The people of coastal fisheries
The Global Hub for Collaboration and Learning


Our Partners

The following is a sampling of Fish Forever’s donors and partners (past and present).

Fish Forever partner logos.



The Case for Protecting and Managing the World’s Territorial Seas
Pathways to Establishing Managed Access and Networks of Reserves
Fish Forever: Then and Now
Stemming the Tide of Coastal Overfishing
Progress Updates archive
Fish Forever Progress Updates
Stories related to Fish Forever

User-friendly technology can transform the way coastal communities manage their fisheries.

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A Fisher pulling his boat to shore in Mozambique.

Fish Forever Progress Update

Read stories and perspectives from Rare staff and partners on the frontlines of environmental, social, and behavioral change.

Rare launches the world’s first small-scale fisheries impact bond
January 9, 2024
The Earthshot Prize names the Coastal 500 as a finalist
September 26, 2023
The Sea Is Everything
June 13, 2023



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