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Conservation finance for fisheries


June 2017 - December 2018


Presently there is a global conservation gap, whereby the financial resources necessary to conserve earth's resources is insufficient (on the order of 300 bn USD annually). Government and philanthropic funds are insufficient to meet this need. In response to this gap, new efforts to link private capital with investment opportunities which achieve financial return and improve environmental and social sustainability of natural resources--conservation finance--have emerged. In this project we are synthesizing the state of conservation finance for fisheries. Results from this work will raise awareness of this exciting new field with a goal of attracting interest across scientific fields and catalyzing the rate of investments to improve fisheries sustainability.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4246



Funding Agencies

  • Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey