Fisheries and the protection of biodiversity

Effective and transparent monitoring of natural resources is a must for nature, economy and democracy

Effective and transparent monitoring of natural resources is a must for nature, economy and democracy

Best practices to mitigate the impact of fisheries activities on the marine environment.

navama presents his work to support the fight against IUU and overfishing with global transparency  at the conference “Fisheries and the protection of biodiversity” in Gdyna, Poland on 19th November 2015.

First we give a background introduction on positive management of common goods. We reference to work of Hardin, Ostrom and Akerlof to show how important transparent management is for quality of goods, the use of common resources and for a successful macro economy at all. Then we show how modern technology allows today on a global basis the application  of transparency rules. A special focus is on AIS technology as an opportunity to achieve such a solution on a global basis. Finally we present and discuss transparent monitoring in operation through the joined WWF and navama initiatives TransparentSea.org, seeFish, smartTrack and seeOcean Explorer.

 

The chance: By "accident" global transparency created

The chance: By “accident” global transparency created

All who are interested in a copy of the slides can contact us and we are happy to share more background information.

It was a great conference organised by WWF Poland with the support of the Ministry Of The Environment and the Council Of The Baltic Sea hosted at the National Marine Fisheries Institute in Gdyna.

We gained very valuable feedback to make this transparency by technology initiative stronger. The vision to establish a global transparent management of fishery becomes operational.