Responsible Fishing Practices for Sustainable Fisheries

GloLitter Partnerships Programme


The GloLitter Partnerships (GLP) Programme assists developing countries to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from the maritime transport and fisheries sectors and identifies opportunities for the reduction of plastic uses in both fisheries and maritime transport sectors.

The GLP aims to achieve its objectives by focusing on a number of areas identified in the IMO Action Plan to Address Marine Plastic Litter from Ships, and in complementary actions as identified by FAO, including supporting the provisions of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for the Marking of Fishing Gear (VGMFG).

The first phase of this programme is a three and half year (2020-2023) project funded by the Norwegian Development Agency (Norad). IMO is the lead implementing agency and FAO is the implementing partner dealing with the fisheries sector.

The GLP design foresees collaboration with other international, regional and national partners over a number of years, which is expected to lead to additional (in-kind) co-financing from these partners as well as beneficiary countries.

The following figure represents an overview of the GLP partners including major national stakeholders.

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