Harvest Strategies-Related Resources

A list of harvest strategy-focused factsheets, glossaries, and videos produced by NGOs, national governments, and RFMOs, accessible in a variety of languages.


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GLOSSARIES:

Glossary of terms for harvest strategies, management procedures and management strategy evaluation (Joint tuna RFMO MSE Working Group 2018)

Harvest Strategies Glossary (Pew 2016)

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FACTSHEETS:

Shortcut vs. Full MSE: Differences in approach and application (harveststrategies.org 2022)

An issue brief that explains the differences between full feedback and “shortcut” MSEs, as well as uses for both methods.

Harvest strategies: Preserving Pacific fisheries for the future (harveststrategies.org 2022)

A Western and Central Pacific-focused brief that explores the development & implementation of harvest strategies in the WCPO.

To Strengthen Fishery Management, RFMOs Should Use Science-Management Dialogue Groups (Pew 2022)

An issue brief that explores the importance of science-management dialogue groups to the timely development of harvest strategies.

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Harvest strategies: Fisheries Management for the 21st Century (harveststrategies.org 2021)

An EU-focused brief that explores the development & implementation of harvest strategies in the European Union.

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Harvest Strategies: 21st Century Fisheries Management (Pew 2019) 

A consolidated brief that summarizes the 6 factsheets listed below.

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Management Objectives (Pew 2016)

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Reference Points (Pew 2016)

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Harvest Control Rules (Pew 2016)

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Management Strategy Evaluation for Fisheries (Pew 2016)

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Case Studies of Harvest Strategies in Global Fisheries (Pew 2016)

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Harvest Strategies: The Next Phase of Fisheries Management (Pew 2015)

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Southern Bluefin Tuna: A Harvest Strategies Success Story (harveststrategies.org 2022)

This animation presents what harvest strategies are and how they are developed to achieve a long-term vision for a fish population and the fisheries that target it.

VIDEOS:

Fishing for the Future: The Case for Harvest Strategies (harveststrategies.org 2019)

This animation presents what harvest strategies are and how they are developed to achieve a long-term vision for a fish population and the fisheries that target it.

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Demystifying MSE: Management Strategy Evaluation (harveststrategies.org 2020)

This animation describes the innerworkings of management strategy evaluation (MSE), helping to demystify the approach and illustrate how MSE-based harvest strategies can help to secure healthy and profitable fisheries in the long-term.

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WCPFC Roundtable 2021 (Global Tuna Alliance 2021)

Global Tuna Alliance hosts a “WCPFC Roundtable” where their partners (Princes Limited, Morrisons, Waitrose, New England Seafood, Co-op Farming & Fisheries) sets out their asks directly to delegates in advance of the 18th Session.

Why Harvest Strategies Matter for Seafood Processors (Pew 2021)

Chris Shearlock is a fish sustainability manager at Princes Limited, one of the largest food and drink manufacturing, import and distribution groups in Europe. In this video, Shearlock discusses the critical importance of comprehensive harvest strategies, which are pre-agreed frameworks for making fisheries management decisions, including quota setting.

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How Harvest Strategies Bring Stability to the Seafood Supply Chain (Pew 2021)

Helena Delgado Nordmann is a responsible sourcing manager for the marine division at Tesco, one of the largest food retailers in the world. In this video, she speaks about the work supermarkets such as Tesco are undertaking to ensure that sustainable seafood is in stores around the world.

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Developing Harvest Strategies for Pacific Tuna Fisheries, Episode 1 (SPC 2021)

This video is used for training purpose to explain the Pacific Harvest Strategy concept to Fisheries officers in the SPC 22 member countries and territories.

Fishing for the Future: Harvest Strategies & the Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration (Global Tuna Alliance 2020)

Global Tuna Alliance & partners go over their 2020 Traceability Declaration, and the importance of global harvest strategies.

Brian Jeffriess, CEO of Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association, on Harvest Strategies (Pew 2017)

Brian Jeffriess, a respected voice in the international world of bluefin tuna, serves as chief executive officer of the Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association. He is well-known for his leadership on southern bluefin tuna and as an early supporter of harvest strategies as a way to rebuild and manage fish populations.

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Scientist Doug Butterworth on the Benefits of Harvest Strategies (Pew 2017)

Professor Emeritus Doug Butterworth of the University of Cape Town in South Africa is one of the world’s most influential fisheries scientists. In this video, he speaks about the value of harvest strategies in fisheries management and why it is critical for tuna regional fisheries management organizations to implement these science-based management tools.

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Fisheries Queensland: How do we use harvest strategies to manage fisheries? (Fisheries Queensland 2018)

Good fisheries management provides the benefits of fishing, without compromising aquatic habitats and fish stocks. Fisheries Queensland is working with all stakeholders to develop harvest strategies for all fisheries by 2020, and hopes to further educate all through this video.

Harvest Control Rules, Reference Points and Harvest Management Plans (ISSF 2012)

Susan Jackson, Victor Restrepo and Bill Fox discuss implementation of harvest control rules as a strategy to keep populations above specific reference points and why Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) should adopt harvest management plans.

TweetsOur latest tweets

Representatives from @pewtrusts and EU Parliament are calling for ICCAT to build upon past success and implement a #harveststrategy for bluefin tuna that would "set a global precedent for modernized management" @GrantlyG #tunafortomorrow https://tinyurl.com/4j93xpbb

Join the GTA and @pewtrusts on 27th October for a webinar discussion to inform and explain what is at stake at this year’s Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting and how it may influence your tuna sourcing.
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North Pacific Albacore are currently not overfished or subject to overfishing in #WCPFC waters.

But why wait for Albacore numbers to dwindle before adopting a harvest strategy? The WCPFC Northern Committee must act next week to secure this stock's future. @GrantlyG

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ICCAT urged to adopt harvest strategy for bluefin tuna

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