Better Decisions

Scientific assessment is one of the keys to sustainable fisheries management. Yet the vast majority of the world’s fisheries lack scientific assessments or management guidance, resulting in high risk of decline and collapse. Now, as climate change alters ocean conditions across the globe, scientific assessment and informed management decision-making are more critical than ever. The Framework for Integrated Stock and Habitat Evaluation (FISHE) is a step-by-step process for providing scientific guidance for the sustainable, climate-resilient management of data-limited fisheries.