Global Fishing Index

Global Fishing Index

Global Fishing Index 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

The Minderoo Foundation – Australia

The Global Fishing Index (GFI) is an ongoing, global study that measures country-level progress towards ending overfishing and restoring fish stocks to biologically sustainable levels (SDG 14.4).

The Index reports on both the state of fish stocks and fisheries governance for over 140 maritime countries, providing a means of identifying global priority areas for action, as well as key policy gaps at the regional and national level. The Global Fishing Index will be published in May 2021 and updated every two years through the Decade of Ocean Science (and beyond) to track improvements in fisheries sustainability.

Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Tony Worby (

challenges: Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Sustainably feed the global population
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Contribution


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