Sustainable Coastal Fisheries

Global fish stocks are an integral part of ocean ecosystems as well as a major food source for human populations. However, current harmful fishing practices threaten the future of fish stocks. CPIC’s Sustainable Coastal Fisheries Working Group seeks to develop strategies and financial models to attract investments towards initiatives that advance sustainable fishing practices, improve fisherman livelihood, and restore fish habitats.

The working group is co-led by Conservation International and Credit Suisse. For more information, please contact

Channeling private finance into Marine Protected Areas

Coral reefs provide exceptional biodiversity and benefits to humans and are threatened by unsustainable fishing, careless tourism, pollution, and coastal development. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are among the most effective tools in reducing those threats but they often lack adequate financing. To address this challenge, and create an investable structure that attracts private sector investment, Blue Finance has developed a collaborative management partnership model for MPAs.

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