TGCC Infographic: Marine Tenure Matters For Sustainable Development

The total value of world capture fisheries production in 2009 was $94 billion, a value greater than the global combined net exports of rice, coffee, sugar, and tea.* Marine tenure is the set of rights and responsibilities in coastal and marine environments that define who is allowed to use resources, in what way, for how long, under what conditions, and how those rights can be transferred. Formal recognition of marine tenure provides communities with the necessary security to invest in and manage their fishery resources for the long-term. See the infographic below for more information or download the printable PDF.