News • 19 September 2023
New study: How government transparency impacts fish trade and eco certification
This new study analyses the impact of improving government transparency in fisheries on eco certification efforts, and whether existing certification efforts incentivise national authorities to improve transparency of fisheries management.
The study also present input from certification stakeholders such as Conformity Assessment Bodies, MSC experts and participants of Fisheries Improvement Projects, FIPs:
of certification stakeholders view a more transparent fishing management body as beneficial for eco-certification initiatives
consider the level of transparency of the management body when calculating the cost of the fisheries assessment process
agree that lack of data would increase the budget for a Fisheries Improvement Project
Get the recommendations
Get the 6 recommendations from the study in the report Benefits of government transparency in marine fisheries
This study was made possible by SwAM Ocean
News • 2023-10-25
SwAM and the Nairobi Convention hosted a technical dialogue on the High Seas Treaty on 11 October 2023. The goal for the event was to increase shared understanding on the newly adopted BBNJ Treaty on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, also known as the High Seas Treaty.
News • 2023-10-18
As the heavy rains patter on the roof of the beautiful venue in Mitsamiouli National Park, sixteen committed marine managers from all four of the Comoros’ marine national parks are intensely dealing with the challenging questions of the day. A day that will end in sunshine and new ways.
News • 2023-08-30
Nairobi Convention and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management will host a hands-on training, with real data, and expert guidance, on Technical Data Handling Training for the Western Indian Ocean Symphony marine spatial planning tool in October.