Coastal Fisheries Initiative
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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
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FAO Coastal Fisheries Initiative launches international FPAT workshop series

The Fisheries Performance Assessment Toolkit (FPAT) measures the social, economic, ecological and governance dimensions of fisheries
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Regional exchange visit spotlights women in artisanal fisheries

The event was organized by the FAO Coastal Fisheries Initiative in West Africa to strengthen the capacities of women fish processors and sellers in Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal

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]