A sustainable fishery provides food to nourish people at an affordable cost. Fish harvesters, with their knowledge, legal access rights, and harvesting technologies, are central to sustainable fisheries.
A sustainable fishery respects the ecological integrity of the ocean and its resources; is ethical, responsibly governed, economically viable and technologically appropriate; supports local communities; draws on local culture, heritage, and diverse knowledge systems; and enhances health, wellbeing and the public good.
Framework core elements:
Social and cultural
Working definition & Framework core elements are taken from the Canadian Fisheries Research Network, Integrating diverse objectives for sustainable fisheries in Canada, CJFAS Feb 2018