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Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

Project Objective: This project aims to achieve sustainable and efficient tuna fisheries and biodiversity conservation in the areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), through the systematic application of an ecosystem approach.

The project focuses on three areas:

  • Supporting implementation of sustainable and efficient fisheries management and fishing practices
  • Reducing illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing through strengthened and harmonized monitoring, control and surveillance
  • Reducing ecosystem impacts from tuna fishing, including effects on bycatch and associated species


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General information
GEF ID 4581
Project type Full-Size Project
Status closed (Project Completed)
Start Date 15 Jan 2014
End Date 31 Dec 2019
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters, Biodiversity
GEF Allocation to project 27,172,936 USD
Total Cost of the project: 177,978,036

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project contacts
Alejandro Anganuzzi Project Coordinator