Oct 19, 2023
As the need to address social risk in fisheries becomes more evident, Ocean Outcomes is leading the way in integrating social requirements into Fishery Improvement Projects and scaling the use and uptake of Social Responsibility Assessments.
Aug 14, 2023
Eelgrass beds once flourished in the Yellow Sea, but over the past 30 years, eelgrass beds have declined significantly. We are working with our partners Qingdao Marine Conservation Society in China to reverse this decline.
Aug 1, 2023
We are extremely pleased to announce that Melanie Janin of Conservation International, Dr. Rob Snyder of ACME Smoked Fish and Lina Torres of MOVILIZATORIO have joined O2’s Board of Directors.
Jul 31, 2023
Companies representing nearly half of Korea’s sustainable tuna catch come together for second annual Roundtable on best practices.
Jun 5, 2023
New Taiwanese tuna project in the Indian Ocean builds on growing partnership and will work towards providing sources of sustainable, socially responsible tuna to global markets.
May 1, 2023
As our work matures and begins to produce positive outcomes, Ocean Outcomes, local partners Qingdao Marine Conservation Society and international crab sustainability group NFI Red Crab Council remain committed to advancing a large-scale crab FIP in China.
Mar 3, 2023
Conservation International, Ocean Outcomes and Wildlife Conservation Society announce a new partnership at Our Ocean Panama to inclusively and equitably elevate and improve small-scale fisheries in three dozen countries.
Jan 31, 2023
Socio-economic and environmental initiatives we are supporting in South Africa are producing positive outcomes for small-scale fishers involved in the Struisbaai Yellowtail Traditional Linefishery.
Dec 2, 2022
A recent webinar workshop co-organized by the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) and Ocean Outcomes helped to identify solutions to the problem of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) seafood making its way into Korea’s seafood market.
Nov 28, 2022
Small-scale fishing communities in Langya Township, Qingdao are working to responsibly co-manage inshore fisheries resources and to serve as potential indigenous stewards of community conserved marine areas.
Jun 28, 2022
New, annual roundtable in Seoul facilitated by Ocean Outcomes highlights Korean industry support for harvest strategies.
Mar 30, 2022
A growing wave of projects across Northeast Asia present unique opportunities for all working in tuna.
Feb 16, 2022
Two new additions to our Board of Directors bolsters our ability to deliver our Northeast Asian fisheries work and Latin America community-based fishery improvement initiatives.
Jan 17, 2022
We are working with Conservation International Costa Rica and local harvester associations across Costa Rica to help advance projects which support environmental sustainability and socioeconomic prosperity.
Dec 14, 2021
New investments and added capacity in South Korea will build on successful initiatives to date.
Nov 19, 2021
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2022 the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture. IYAFA 2022 is an opportunity to showcase the potential and diversity of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture.
Jul 6, 2021
“Ghost Gear Legislation Analysis” report finds current government action on ghost gear inadequate and provides practical recommendations for improvement.
May 12, 2021
This week, the sustainable seafood movement celebrates a significant step forward in our collective pursuit of healthy, flourishing fisheries and fishing communities.
Apr 1, 2021
QMCS President and Ocean Outcomes Strategic Advisor selected as recipient of 2021 fellowship
Feb 1, 2021
Ocean Outcomes and a global coalition of partners launch interactive, multilingual platform to bring together fishers, fishworkers and fishing communities.
Jan 29, 2021
Workshops train dozens of vessel owners and operators on how to reduce fishery interactions with non-target and protected species.
Jan 18, 2021
With great enthusiasm we announce that the Board of Directors has selected Rich Lincoln to lead Ocean Outcomes as President and CEO.
Jun 8, 2020
Ocean Outcomes has received a new feasibility study grant for developing a pioneering Sustainable Seafood Fund that aims to change the way fishery improvement is funded in the Asia-Pacific.
Mar 17, 2020
Despite challenging environment, large scale Fisheries Improvement Project in China with over 1000 vessels will continue.
Feb 11, 2020
Bumble Bee Foods, FCF and Ocean Outcomes double down with second initiative focused on improving Chinese Taipei longline albacore fisheries.
Jan 28, 2020
Japan’s largest consumers' organization and partners to work towards sustainable oyster production in advance of 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Jan 20, 2020
A paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and Environment highlights obstacles in fisheries conservation and underscores the need for new approaches to fisheries investments.
Nov 21, 2019
Three year investment and new Board member to help accelerate solutions for small-scale fishing.
Jun 5, 2019
Project to expand observer coverage, improve fishery data and help inform science-based management strategies.
Apr 26, 2019
After two years of conversation, site visits and scientific work, Japan’s third fishery improvement project (FIP) is now officially underway.
Mar 14, 2019
As a result of over two years of work in Japan by Ocean Outcomes, Seafood Legacy, and partners, FIPs are beginning to have a positive impact on the water.
Mar 13, 2019
We’re leading a new approach to fishery improvement which provides better incentives and value for fisheries and helps strengthen and lower the risk for sustainable seafood supply.
Feb 15, 2019
Through this new partnership, our two organizations will collaborate closely to develop, execute, and deliver sustainable seafood, fisheries, and aquaculture initiatives both in Japan and across the greater Northeast Asian region.
Jan 15, 2019
Major initiative to improve fishing practices of the albacore longline tuna fisheries in the Indian Ocean and Western and Central Pacific Ocean now underway.
Jan 14, 2019
New global partnership will leverage experience and expertise to shift fisheries in developing regions of the world toward more environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and economically viable models.
Nov 6, 2018
Squids are one of the most loved seafoods, but compared with many species, squid sustainability efforts are lagging. Given squid account for about 5% of global fishery landings, it’s encouraging to see that change.
Aug 20, 2018
SmartFish Founder and CEO, a top Oceana fisheries campaigner, and an intrepid entrepreneur contribute valuable experience to Ocean Outcomes’ continued growth and leadership in the sustainable seafood and ocean conservation movements.
Aug 8, 2018
As China is home to 25% of the world’s commercial fishing capacity, China’s first crab improvement project, and the largest improvement project by volume in China, is a positive step towards more sustainable fishing practices globally.
Jul 31, 2018
Since the 1960s, the Tongyeong region of South Korea has been an oyster producing mecca. And for the first time, stakeholders are coming together to ensure it stays that way.
Apr 18, 2018
The National Fisheries Institute, China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance, and Ocean Outcomes sign a Memorandum of Understanding for a Red Swimming Crab Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) in China.
Apr 10, 2018
Praised for its exceptional quality and its environmental ambitions, Miyagi Onagawa Coho Salmon is now available at over 50 Tokyo-area Seiyu GK retail stores.
Feb 20, 2018
Fishery managers from Western and Central Pacific Ocean states which collectively produce over half of the world’s tuna come together to further understanding of tuna management best practices.
Feb 15, 2018
An estimated 6 million polluting styrofoam buoys are used in one of the world’s largest oyster fisheries. We want to change that. Vote for our Seafood Co-Lab project to support better buoying.
Jan 30, 2018
Over 40 tuna experts come together in Dakar, Senegal to improve understanding of sustainable tuna management strategies through games, simulation, and lecture.
Oct 25, 2017
Fishery, industry, and NGO stakeholders come together to increase the sustainability of key albacore tuna fisheries in Japan.
Oct 12, 2017
Seiyu GK, a Japanese subsidiary of Walmart, has decided to participate in Japan’s first aquaculture improvement project, the “Miyagi Onagawa Coho Salmon AIP” which launched earlier this summer.
Oct 3, 2017
Launched this summer with the hire of Jiehyun Park, our Korea Program is already garnering headlines in Korea, one of the world’s preeminent fish producing and consuming countries.
Aug 7, 2017
Festivals such as this are one reason a whopping 70% of freswhater eels produced worldwide are consumed in Japan. View some photos from one of the celebrations.
Aug 2, 2017
Leading tuna management experts convene to build capacity with tuna managers on international best practices for sustainable tuna management in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ).
Jul 31, 2017
Although Japan has taken recent steps to address the illegal seafood problem including the ratification of the Port State Measures Agreement, stronger actions must be taken to prevent illegal products from entering one of the world’s largest markets.
Jun 23, 2017
Recently Ono-san—the fisherman leading the Tokyo Bay Sea Perch FIP—shared a story with us regarding how traceability works in Japan. It really got us thinking.
Jun 8, 2017
O2 and CAPPMA, a Chinese seafood industry group representing over 1,800 Chinese seafood players, sign agreement at Seaweb Seafood Summit to work towards more sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices in China.
Jun 1, 2017
A new paper published in Science authored by Conservation International et al. underscores the need for ocean science to address social challenges in seafood.
May 25, 2017
Praised for its exceptional quality and the fishery’s environmental ambitions, Tokyo Bay Sea Perch FIP Shun-jime Suzuki (sea perch) is now available at 20 Tokyo-area Seiyu GK retail stores.
Apr 26, 2017
Betsy Foster, who oversees all mergers and acquisitions for Whole Foods Markets, becomes the seventh member of our Board of Directors.
Apr 7, 2017
Over 40 seafood, fishing industry, NGO, and government stakeholders have joined forces to recommend practical steps the seafood industry can take to reduce ghost fishing gear.
Mar 23, 2017
Continued efforts to increase understanding and effectiveness of sustainable tuna management producing results.
Jan 17, 2017
As year three at Ocean Outcomes begins we continue to expand internal capacity and expertise in the areas of seafood which offer the highest return on sustainable fisheries investments.
Nov 10, 2016
Sustainable seafood movement takes a big step forward in East Asia as industry, fishermen, and NGOs come together to launch the “Tokyo Bay Sea Perch FIP”, the first project of its kind in Japan.
Oct 26, 2016
Earlier this month we gained independent 501(c)(3) status, expanded staff capacity, and established a talented Board of Directors to help us scale up and increase our impact.
Sep 30, 2016
Randy Ericksen, Fisheries Science Director and a founding member of Ocean Outcomes, is retiring at the end of this month.
Sep 15, 2016
Demand for sustainable seafood from North America and Europe drives environmental change on remote Kamchatka Peninsula.
Aug 13, 2016
Accounting for 40% of global wild salmon production, the Russian Far East is home to some of the most prolific salmon runs on the planet. While salmon runs and fisheries are flourishing on the Kamchatka Peninsula, sadly the same cannot be said for Sakhalin Island.
Jul 6, 2016
Several West Kamchatka salmon fisheries moved one step closer to full Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification this week, as the independent scientific consultancy, MRAG Americas, released their draft certification report for public comment.
Jun 24, 2016
In addition to accounting for 35% of the entire world’s seafood production, China as a country consumes more seafood than the next 10 countries combined.
Jun 2, 2016
50% of Kamchatka's pink salmon harvest is now more sustainably managed, a huge win for fish and the seafood community.
May 11, 2016
Independent observer programs, better data, and improved escapement management lead to increased Chinook salmon populations and more sustainable fisheries in Kamchatka.
Mar 24, 2016
From producers to procurers, consumers to processors, seafood supply chains are comprised of many different actors, each with a different perspective on the value and nature of seafood.
Mar 7, 2016
We have, for the first time, directly quantified evolutionary effects of bear predation on wild salmon populations.
Jan 29, 2016
We’re at the forefront of a new, collaborative movement taking shape in Japan between fishermen, cooperatives, seafood businesses, scientists and NGOs to develop sustainability pathways that fit the unique context of Japan.
Dec 22, 2015
As 2015 comes to an end, we thought we’d take a moment to wish everyone a happy and safe holidays, and reflect on our great first year. Less than a year ago we launched O2 in New Orleans at the Seafood Summit and a lot has happened since then!
Nov 3, 2015
Ocean resources, and those who depend on them, are under pressure to meet an ever-growing demand for sustainable seafood. At O2, we believe responsibly managed and sustainable fisheries can be achieved through the use of good science and stakeholder collaboration.
Sep 17, 2015
As industry demand for sustainable sources of seafood continues to skyrocket, so does the demand for our fishery improvement work. Adding Dick to our team will help ensure we can meet that demand.
Sep 9, 2015
Cherished and loved by sushi connoisseurs, Bluefin tuna (“hon-maguro”) is a pillar of Japanese traditional cuisine.
Aug 6, 2015
The high catches currently taking place are a good reminder that almost half the world's wild salmon comes from Russia.
Jul 7, 2015
We want to give you the backstory, it illustrates a lot about the challenges and opportunities in nurturing sustainable fisheries outside the US and Western Europe.
Jun 11, 2015
As a third-generation fishmonger, O2’s President and CEO, and founder of the seafood industry advisory firm Resiliensea Inc., Dick Jones knows seafood.
May 1, 2015
The need for effective buyer engagement to drive change, and on-the ground verification to ensure it, are key principles underpinning effective FIPs.
Apr 17, 2015
Wild seafood catch in Russia has increased roughly 25% over the last decade, with further increases projected.
Mar 30, 2015
With recent addition, half of Kamchatka’s wild salmon fisheries now in MSC or a FIP.
Feb 25, 2015
The future of global fisheries will not be determined by the United States or Europe alone.
Feb 18, 2015
If fishermen aren’t involved in creating change, it really isn’t sustainable.
Feb 10, 2015
Ocean Outcomes looks to Russia and Asia to increase supply of sustainable seafood.