Management for Responsible Inland Fisheries (RIFI)
 The vast inland waters of Africa, Asia, and South America host fisheries that provide a direct source of livelihoods and income for hundreds of thousands of artisanal and subsistence operators. Millions of others benefit from fisheries-generated employment. And tens of millions of consumers across these continents count on inland fisheries as a major source of animal protein, underscoring the vital importance of the resources in terms of food security. However, for many continental water bodies the level of exploitation is judged excessive. Environmental conditions are also deteriorating. Increased human and market pressures are expected to lead to more pervasive overexploitation and reduced catches and benefits to fishers and fishing communities. Management in this context is as an absolutely necessary condition for sustainable inland fisheries.

Component status:Operational from June 2005
CCRF Reference:CCRF Articles 6, 7, 8, 10, 11,12
Budget:ca. USD 100 000 in ad hoc allocations from the FishCode Trust (No dedicated allocation/project as yet)
Primary Geo-focus:Global, with particular focus on less developed countries and countries in transition
Duration:Continuing. Additional donor participation invited. Est. further budget required 2006-2007 USD 450 000 (USD150 000 per region: Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa).

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