United Nations
Restoring Fisheries for Healthier Communities and Oceans
by Walton Family Foundation (Philanthropic organization)
We will work in Indonesia and the Americas specifically the U.S., Mexico, Peru, and Chile to improve fisheries management for the benefit of fishing communities and ocean habitats over the next 10 to 20 years. We will also work to ensure that fish entering the E.U., Japan and the U.S. are sustainably caught. We are working with partners to empower and incentivize fishermen and communities to fish smarter, not harder. We work to connect healthy fisheries with financial benefits for sustainable fishing, and in turn create incentives for good management of fisheries resources in targeted geographies.
Progress reports
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
Restoring Fisheries for Healthier Communities and Oceans
Other, please specify
Approx. $160m over the next four years in grants to local, national and international organizations.
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2020
Partners are international and local non-governmental organizations and philanthropic organizations that fund oceans projects in target geographies. Beneficiaries are in target geographies: U.S., Indonesia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Spain, and Japan.
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Monica Medina, Oceans Initiative Lead , mmedina@wffmail.com,
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