Food security: An approach from two different regions
Though in different parts of the globe, countries in Coastal East Africa and the Coral Triangle are working towards a shared goal: food security. WWF leaders weigh in on each region’s specific challenges and approaches.
Harnessing mobile phone technology for fisheries management
Thanks to USAID’s Coral Triangle Support Partnership, the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAP) Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) Programme, and the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), a mobile app is making data collection for inshore fisheries management faster and easier in the Solomon Islands.
What a 'blue economy' really is – WWF’s perspective
WWF releases a brief on ‘Principles for a Sustainable Blue Economy’ to clarify the increasingly popular concept—and to emphasize that it’s not about simply exploiting our oceans. Here’s how WWF experts view the issue.
Bringing sustainable seafood from fishers to hotels
A Sustainable Seafood Programme in Fiji aims to strengthen the collaboration between local inshore fishing communities and leading hotels. Here’s how partners are working to get the ‘right’ fish to tourists’ dining tables.
EXPERT OPINION by Alex-Hung H. Tran, President & CEO, Western United Fish Company
Sourcing sustainable seafood from back home
Large-scale US-based tuna importer Western United Fish Company supports WWF’s Vietnam Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) in guiding the longline and handline tuna industry on the path towards sustainability, and ultimately, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. President and CEO Alex Hung is as passionate about sustainable seafood as he is committed to educating fishers on responsible fishing practices to help secure the sustainability of tuna and fishers’ livelihoods in his original hometown of Tuy Hoa in Vietnam. Read up on his seafood journey here.
As yellowfin tuna become scarce in the waters of the Lagonoy Gulf in the Philippines’ Bicol province, Bicolano tuna fishers organize themselves to conserve the species. WWF-Philippines’ Gregg Yan surveys the scene while waiting for the catch to come in.