Management for Responsible Fisheries (MRF)
 Building on experiences gained and lessons learned from FishCode project activities commencing in 1998, MRF aims to facilitate improved capabilities and capacities within selected reference fisheries in order to give effect to CCRF principles. Component activities deliver advisory assistance on fisheries policy, planning and management, legal and institutional arrangements, and use of scientific advice and monitoring, control and surveillance systems.

Component status:Operational from 1998
CCRF Reference:General
Budget 1998-2006:Ca. USD3 million
Primary Geo-focus:Interregional (less developed countries and countries in transition)
Duration:Continuing. Additional donor participation invited. Est. further budget required 2006-2007 = USD 2.1 million (USD700 000 per region: Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa).

Fisheries and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Investing in Sustainable Solutions in West and Central Africa (HIV/AIDS)
In the fight against poverty in Africa there is an urgent need for greater investment in human health. In doing so there is an important role for fish and fisheries that support the livelihoods of millions of poor people on the continent. Small-scale fisheries in particular provide food and nutrition security, and generate economic opportunities for the poor throughout society, including those living with HIV/AIDS. In turn, good health in fishing communities and the entire sector is a basic pillar of productive and sustainable fisheries that persue long-term economic objectives and deliver lasting outcomes. On both sides of this equation, benefits are severely at risk, as per capita fish supply in sub-Saharian Africa is declining, and fisherfolk are among the populations most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

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