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Sustainable Fisheries

Kenya's Coastline is potentially a food basket capable of feeding the nation

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

The growing fisheries crisis has global consequences that are biological, economic and social. While the dependence on fish is high and continues to increase, about 90% of our oceans are already overfished or fished to their limits. Irresponsible practices have resulted in the degradation of aquatic ecosystems and food resources therein.

WHAT IS WWF- KENYA DOING?

We seek to ensure that fisheries are sustainably managed, provide improved food security and offer better livelihoods to local communities. We encourage any level of engagement and partnership meant to achieve measurable positive, environmental and social change in our oceans and seafood supply chain. We motivate and move fisheries towards sustainability by using market based tools like Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification schemes, Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) and sustainable seafood initiatives.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Call on governments to create an enabling environment for sustainable investment by putting in place policies and systems to integrate both environmental and social safeguards into investment decisions.

Call on private and public financial institutions and investors to embrace and implement green financial solutions and mechanisms which incorporate environmental, social risks and opportunities into investment decisions.