Fisheries Support workstream emphasises the application of modern innovations to promote the social and environmental benefits of one-by-one fisheries
PRESS RELEASE International Pole and Line Foundation: launch the Strategic Plan 2020-2025
Friday, July 31, 2020, 05:30 (GMT + 9)
IPNLF has been officially registered in the United Kingdom as a charity (charitable organisation) since 2012. Our charitable objectives are focused on promoting sustainable development through ocean conservation and strengthening the ability of small-scale fishers to conserve biodiversity, build climate resilience and alleviate poverty. We recognise that small-scale fisheries are often deeply rooted in the social and cultural fabric of coastal fishing communities, and are vital in supporting local economies and ensuring sustained food security.
To achieve our charitable objectives, IPNLF promotes the sustainable management of the world’s tuna fisheries while also recognising the importance of safeguarding the livelihoods they support. Our work to develop, support and promote one-by-one tuna fisheries is subsequently fully aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Looking ahead to 2025, we believe effective and equitable global governance is essential to protect and restore the ocean, and this should be achieved by ensuring the participation of local and coastal communities in decision-making processes.
However, environmental sustainability in tuna fisheries can only be fully achieved by also putting an end to the overfishing and destructive fishing practices that are driving the degradation of already threatened marine species, habitats and ecosystems. Markets will be an important driver to achieve holistic sustainability by purposefully supporting the most socially responsible and ecologically sustainable seafood choices.
IPNLF’s core activities are well aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In response to these challenges, our new Strategic Plan will continue to help drive the sustainable management of the world’s one-by-one tuna fisheries, and focus on cultivating an increased understanding amongst the seafood industry and wider public regarding the socially responsible and environmentally sustainable sourcing credentials of these fisheries.
To achieve this, we have identified five Strategic Pillars that broadly cover the key areas of our work. These are:
- Fisheries Support
- Business Development,
- Marketing and Communications,
- Financial Management and
- Good Governance.
Click to access the IPNLF Strategic Plan