REBYC-II LAC    Sustainable Management of Bycatch in Latin America and the Caribbean Trawl Fisheries

Brief Description:
The Global Environment Objective of the project is to reduce the negative ecosystem impact and achieve more sustainable shrimp/bottom trawl fisheries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region through implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF), including bycatch and habitat impact management. The Development Objective of the project is to strengthen resilience of coastal communities through promotion of responsible fishing practices and livelihoods enhancement and diversification contributing to food security and poverty eradication.
Lead Organization : FAO
Donor: GEF
Project ID: 5304
Geographic Scope: Multicountry (regional)
Project Status: Ongoing
   Last Update:

Start Date: 3/1/2015
End Date: 2/1/2020
Project Profile Manager: CLME+ ICM Secretariat
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (246)426-7110 ext 228
Partners: Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC); Brazil, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Colombia, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (INVEMAR), Autoridad Nacional de Acuicultura y Pesca (AUNAP); Costa Rica, Instituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuicultura (INCOPESCA); Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Pesca (INAPESCA), Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA); Suriname, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries; Trinidad & Tobago, Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs
Grant (USD): $5,800,000.00
Total co-financing (USD): $17,100,000.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Brazil  Colombia  Costa Rica  Mexico  Suriname
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