Coastal Fisheries Initiative
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Ecuador: a small-scale fishing community pioneers traceability for sustainability

"Behind every fish there is a story. As consumers of marine resources, we must know where those resources come from" - message from a seafood processor in Ecuador
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Côte d'Ivoire: authorities and artisanal fishing communities mark the opening of the fishing season

Fishers receive life jackets to celebrate their return to the sea after biological rest period
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The CFI shares experience and best practices at MARE Conference

Topics included community savings & credit unions in Peru, co-management based on Indigenous knowledge in Indonesia, and legal reform and gender mainstreaming in West Africa
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Co-management supported by scientific research for sustainable artisanal fisheries: a virtuous example from Senegal

Artisanal fishing communities and authorities decide jointly to establish and extend biological rest periods for three species that are key to local livelihoods in the Fatick region

Coastal fisheries are vital to millions of people, providing healthy food, supporting livelihoods and generating revenues for local communities and national economies. Yet, they put growing pressure on the marine environment, endangering aquatic species and threatening precious ecosystems. The Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI) is a global effort to preserve marine resources and ensure that coastal fisheries can continue to play their crucial role [ more… ]

Challenge Fund

Engaging the private sector [more]

Global Partnership

Pulling best practices together [more]


Improving fisheries' management [more]

Latin America

Targeting artisanal fisheries [more]

West Africa

Focus on women [more]