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University of Washington and SFP release comprehensive new Fishery Improvement Projects database by Brian Hagenbuch February 26,2021   |  Source: SeafoodSource

The Hilborn Lab at the University of Washington and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) have released an updated version of their Fishery Improvement Projects Database (FIP-DB). UW and SFP, which released the update on Wednesday, 24 February, are calling the database the “world’s most comprehensive resource for current and historical information on fishery improvement projects (FIPs),” with data from all the globe’s 249 FIPs.

Nicole Baker, a research scientist for the Hilborn Lab, said the database will function as a guide to help analyze and implement new FIP measures.

“In order to build the scientific evidence needed to establish and improve FIPs, standardized and consistent analysis of FIP characteristics is critical. This database is a key starting point for researchers investigating the influence of external factors on FIP success. It provides the FIP community with consistent and accurate data to ensure effective FIP implementation and, ultimately, improvements on the water,” Baker said.

The publicly available trove has time series data stretching back to 2003 and aims to provide extensive resources for academic research. It includes a complete listing of FIPs, along with progress indicators and FishSource scores. This latest version of the


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