Environmental Defense Fund's Sustainable Fisheries Toolkit is the leading online resource for science-based information on rights-based management. No single organization in the world has invested more time or resources on rights-based management or education. Browse our Fisheries Tool catalog below.

  • This User Guide accompanies the Site Selection Tool. Download this User Guide for detailed instructions on using the Tool.
  • In order to better understand the characteristics of sustainably managed fisheries, it is useful to outline their key attributes. This tool assesses the presence or absence of attributes often associated with sustainable fisheries management.
  • This User Guide accompanies the SEASALT Evaluation. Download this User Guide for detailed instructions on using the Tool.
  • A TURF-reserve is a spatial fishery management approach often used for small-scale fisheries. This tool allows managers helps managers select TURF-reserve designs to meet fishery goals.
  • A new bio-economic model shows the great promise of sustainable fishing.
  • The Virtual Fisheries Academy currently offers interactive e-courses on Fisheries Management, Territorial Use Rights for Fishing, and Data-Limited Fisheries Management.

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