Artisanal Fishing Opportunities
Ensuring Access to Artisanal Fishing for Local Communities
This goal measures whether people who need to fish on a small, local scale have the opportunity to do so.
Half the world’s fish harvest is captured by artisanal fishing families.
What Does This Score Mean?
The reference point for Artisanal Fishing Opportunities is that all demand for artisanal fishing is allowed and/or achieved and that the fishing is done in a way that doesn't compromise future fishing resources.
A high score indicates that the demand for artisanal fishing is being met using lawful and sustainable methods (to the extent that this can be determined). A low score indicates that regions are not achieving or allowing sustainable artisanal fishing opportunities to be realized.
The current score indicates that most regions are addressing and meeting the needs that people and communities have to fish artisanally by implementing government policies that permit or encourage them to do so and providing appropriate access to near-shore areas.
What Is The Importance of Small-Scale Fishing?
How Is It Measured?
Each goal is evaluated on the basis of four dimensions
Present Status is a goal's current value (based on the most recent available data) compared to a reference point.
Trend is the average percent change in the present status for the most recent 5 years of data.
Pressures are the sum of the ecological and social pressures that negatively affect scores for a goal.
Resilience is the sum of the ecological factors and social initiatives (policies, laws, etc) that can positively affect scores for a goal by reducing or eliminating pressures.
Pressures are human-caused stressors that influence both ecological and social systems, negatively affecting the ability of a goal to deliver its benefits to people.
Status refers to the current value of a goal relative to its goal-specific reference point. The reference point is the best condition for a goal that can reasonably be achieved; it is a target to aim for when taking actions to improve ocean health.