Conservation and Environment

It is important that threatened, vulnerable and sensitive species and habitats are given sufficient protection so that our seas can thrive. Sustainable use of the seas means that environmental and conservation problems are best understood by working closely with those who live and work, day in and day out, on the seas. A well founded and shared understanding of problems is fundamental to then developing solutions to manage impacts that are likely to yield to practical, viable solutions, whilst avoiding unintended consequences. Working with the grain of people’s livelihoods where possible is more likely to generate more enduring environmental outcomes. The NFFO engages with government and works with various partners to facilitate bottom-up solutions to environmental problems in this way.