The Nature Conservancy is working with everyone from Maine fishermen to tribal communities to enthusiastic students to help confront the growing threats to the world's fisheries. Get inspired by the stories below — and then help support our work!
Many fish stocks have collapsed and others are on their way, with serious consequences for people, economies and ecosystems. That's why the Conservancy is working around the world to ensure that fish stocks are not depleted.
As fishermen in the Gulf of Maine are being forced to abandon their livelihoods, the Conservancy and several other nonprofits are working with fishermen on a novel plan: to purchase fishing permits and allow fishermen to use them to develop more sustainable practices.
In a remote village in Papua New Guinea, the Conservancy is bringing science to help villagers answer the question: How can we meet our growing needs today without depleting the sea forever?
The Conservancy is partnering with local fisherman's group POORT and others to determine the most important marine habitats to protect in Oregon.
The Nature Conservancy is working with local partners to help the residents of Deer and other villages in the Raja Ampat Islands understand the marine resources upon which they depend.
Scientists and engineers, fishermen and farmers join forces with the Conservancy to protect and restore salmon runs throughout the Pacific Northwest.