Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: New York
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

New York Project

Conservation finance for fisheries

June 2017 - December 2018


Participating Agencies

  • Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

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.