Coastal Fisheries Initiative
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Competition announces innovative solutions to reduce coastal overfishing

Winners and runners up from Cabo Verde, Ecuador, Indonesia and Peru
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CFI in action: fighting for mangroves from the ground up

Millions of artisanal fishers and fish workers depend on endangered mangroves for their livelihoods, the FAO/GEF Coastal Fisheries Initiative says on the 7th annual International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem
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The CFI in action: the Ocean Health Index at the UN Ocean Conference

As the world prepares for the UN Ocean Conference, the FAO/GEF Coastal Fisheries Initiative takes a look at this vital science-to-policy tool, which turns 10 this year
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World Oceans Day: can the EAF help ensure sustainable fisheries?

The FAO/GEF Coastal Fisheries Initiative promotes the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries management, which looks at humans and their environment in a holistic way

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]