International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Ocean Partnerships for Sustainable Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation - Models for Innovation and Reform

Project Objective: This Project aims to support pilot public and private sector investment in better managed fisheries based on migratory stocks that straddle developing countries’ coastal jurisdictions (EEZs) and ABNJ. More specifically, it will identify and help develop four pilot investments with high potential to deliver enhanced economic, social and environmental benefits from living marine resources. Such benefits will be achieved through reforms in the ways fisheries are managed.

The Project is regionally executed through the following sub-projects:

  • Bay of Bengal region – small-scale tuna longline fisheries
  • Western Central Pacific Ocean – tuna fisheries prosecuted mainly by distant-water fishing nations under the Parties to Nauru Agreement’s Vessel Day Scheme
  • West/Central Atlantic and Caribbean – recreational and commercial small-scale fisheries targeting billfish
  • Eastern Pacific Ocean – increasing the sustainability of the skipjack tuna purse seine fisheries In addition, a global think tank (GloTT) will support inter-regional coordination, outreach and collaboration, with a global innovation grant facility supporting a range of innovative activities


No items found...

Documents & Resources
General information
GEF ID 4856
IBRD ID 128437
Project type Full-Size Project
Status closed (Project Completed)
Start Date 17 nov. 2014
End Date 01 des. 2018
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters, Biodiversity
GEF Allocation to project 9,174,311 USD
Total Cost of the project: 49,524,311.00 USD

World Bank

Project contacts
Charlotte de Fontaubert Project Coordinator