Marine and Fisheries Resources

Effective marine conservation maintains and enhances valuable ocean and coastal ecosystems and their natural capital, ensuring healthy fish and waters for current and future populations.

Turning Vicious Cycles into Virtuous Ones: Pathways for USAID Action on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing in Latin America and the Caribbean

Jun 12, 2024 · File

Globally, illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUUF)—or a combination of these practices—accounts for one in five fish caught in the wild.

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World Oceans Day Celebration (Spanish)

May 30, 2024 · video

The USAID Conserving Coastal Ecosystems Activity organized cleaning and reforestation activities in the Zambuco Lagoon, a Ramsar site (an internally important wetland) in Honduras.

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USAID at Our Ocean Conference 2024

Apr 16, 2024 · File

At the April 15–17, 2024, Our Ocean Conference in Athens, Greece, USAID announced more than $103 million in funding to conserve and protect our oceans, subject to Congressional notification.

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Community Perspectives in USAID Biodiversity Programs

Jan 09, 2024 · video

In 2023, USAID supported participatory photography workshops in the Philippines, Peru, and Madagascar, collaborating with local partners and communities to capture their unique perspectives on biodiversity conservation and its impact on their daily lives.

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Protecting Our Ocean fact sheet

Dec 07, 2023 · File

USAID’s programming in marine, coastal, and fisheries management, nature-based solutions for climate, and combating ocean plastic pollution aim to protect the health of our oceans for the benefit of people and nature alike.

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Enhanced Coastal Fisheries in Bangladesh II (ECOFISH II) Fact Sheet

Nov 28, 2023 · File

ECOFISH II enables fisher households to diversify livelihood options, which will reduce the community’s dependency on marine and coastal natural resources and significantly improve community-led biodiversity conservation, adaptive co-management, marine fisheries management, and megafauna conservation.

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From Bait to Plate infographic

Nov 10, 2023 · File

This infographic portrays the seafood supply chain and the power of using Electronic Catch Documentation and Traceability.

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Webinar Presentation - The scale, form, and impacts of distant water fleets on national fisheries and fisherfolk: Asia and the Pacific

Mar 23, 2023 · File

During this webinar, held on July 5, 2022, the University of British Columbia’s Fisheries Economic Resource Unit (UBC/FERU) shared the final draft results of their characterization of DWF activities in Asia & the Pacific.

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Climate Risk Management Actions and Results

Mar 21, 2023 · File

This resource describes climate risk management actions and results that the Fish Right program implemented in the Philippines.

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Webinar Presentation - The scale, form, and impacts of distant water fleets on national fisheries and fisherfolk: Africa and Latin America & the Caribbean

Mar 17, 2023 · File

During this webinar, held on June 29, 2022, the University of British Columbia’s Fisheries Economic Resource Unit (UBC/FERU) shared the final draft results of their characterization of DWF activities in Africa and Latin America & the Caribbean.

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Fisheries Management Area 11 Management Framework (2022 - 2027)

Mar 01, 2023 · File

The FMA 11 Management Framework seeks to address priority issues in fisheries that are transboundary in scale and require coordination among stakeholders.

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Philippine IUU Fishing Assessment Report 2021

Mar 01, 2023 · File

This report summarizes the results of a series of IUU fishing workshops facilitated by DA-BFAR, USAID, and other various partners.

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USAID Fish Right Legacy Part 10: Lessons Learned & Way Forward

Mar 01, 2023 · video

The USAID Fish Right Legacy Video Series provides information about the Fish Right program.

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USAID Fish Right Legacy Part 9: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Mar 01, 2023 · video

The USAID Fish Right Legacy Video Series provides information about the Fish Right program.

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USAID Fish Right Legacy Part 8: Supply Chain Improvement

Mar 01, 2023 · video

The USAID Fish Right Legacy Video Series provides information about the Fish Right program.

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USAID Fish Right Legacy Part 7: Resilient and Sustainable Landscapes

Mar 01, 2023 · video

The USAID Fish Right Legacy Video Series provides information about the Fish Right program.

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USAID Fish Right Legacy Part 6: Right-sizing

Mar 01, 2023 · video

The USAID Fish Right Legacy Video Series provides information about the Fish Right program.

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USAID Fish Right Legacy Part 5: MPAN Establishment and Strengthening

Mar 01, 2023 · video

The USAID Fish Right Legacy Video Series provides information about the Fish Right program.

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USAID Fish Right Legacy Part 4: Science-based Management

Mar 01, 2023 · video

The USAID Fish Right Legacy Video Series provides information about the Fish Right program.

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USAID Fish Right Legacy Part 3: Constituency Building

Mar 01, 2023 · video

The USAID Fish Right Legacy Video Series provides information about the Fish Right program.

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