Small & Large Pelagic Platforms Ecuador

Blue Swimming Crab & Tuna Platform Indonesia

Blue Swimming Crab & Octupus Philippines


The Global Sustainable Supply Chains for Marine Commodities (GMC) project contributes to the transformation of the seafood market by mainstreaming sustainability in the value chain of fishery commodities from developing countries. This initiative achieves this goal by employing and strengthening emerging tools such as corporate purchasing policies, sustainable marine commodity platforms, and fisheries improvement projects (FIPs).

The GMC project is an interregional initiative implemented by the Ministries and Bureaus of Fisheries, Production and Planning of Costa Rica, Ecuador, Indonesia and Philippines, with technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), facilitated by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).


Costa Rica




Main project contributions

2030 agenda
Sustainable development goals



Convention on Biological Diversity
Aichi targets



Other Initiatives
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Target 75

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Life histories


” I had to start all over again from scratch, with two kids, no work…and as a head of household. A friend suggested opening my own business and that’s how I got the money to buy my first boat for fishing tourism, which I baptized ‘Sea Lady.’ Some years later I was able to get a second vessel that I called ‘Wild Lady’ and the business has now kept me going over the years.”

Jeannette Pérez

Project Partners

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Ana María Nuñez

Programme Officer, Energy and Environment Unit | UNDP

Diego Orellana

International Project Coordinator

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