Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme

The Regional Fisheries Livelihood Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) sets out to strengthen capacity among participating small-scale fishing communities and their supporting institutions in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. By doing so the RFLP seeks to improve the livelihoods of fisher folk and their families while fostering more sustainable fisheries resources management practices.
The four-year (2009 – 2013), USD 19.55 million RFLP is funded by the Kingdom of Spain and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) working in close collaboration with national authorities in participating countries.

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Interesting Articles:

October 2012 (Sri Lanka) newsletter

20 January 2013 - A case study documents a community programme to rehabilitate mangrove areas in Indonesia's Nusa Tenggara Timor province

Advisory note: Anchored Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) for Artisanal Fisheries

RAP Publication 2012/20 Anchored fish aggregating devices for artisanal fisheries in South and Southeast Asia: benefits and risks

RAP Publication 2011/15 Mainstreaming gender into project cycle management in the fisheries sector: field manual

Lessons learned note: Information and communications technology for small-scale fishers and fishing administrations

Case study: Seaweed for a better life – supporting small-scale processors in Indonesia

RFLP review 2010 RFLP momentum builds during a strong first year

RFLP review 2011 2011 - a year of achievement for RFLP

E-newsletter May 2011 Welcome to this first edition of RFLP e-newsletter in 2011

E-newsletter August 2011 RFLP joins Cambodia National Fish Day 2011

E-newsletter October 2011 Mainstreaming gender in the fisheries sector

E-newsletter December 2011 RFLP brings vocational training to Sri Lanka's coastal districts

E-newsletter February 2012 Harnessing the power of Tara Bandu in Timor-Leste

E-newsletter April 2012 RFLP training and equipment saves lives

E-newsletter July 2012 National fisheries statistical system - - launched in Timor-Leste

E-newsletter October 2012 Blocks, poles and patrols: decreasing illegal fishing in Cambodian Community Fisheries

E-newsletter January 2013 Timor-Leste completes first national census of fishing boats