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

Latest News

Blue swimming crab sustainability: a shared goal in the Philippines

Blue swimming crab sustainability: a shared goal in the Philippines

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) complete the last stage of nationwide Blue Swimming Crab National Management Plan consultations for fishery sustainability. The 5-year plan will roll-out various policies and projects for the responsible and sustainable management of the Philippine BSC fishery.

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The Role of Pesantren in Achieving SDG-14

The Role of Pesantren in Achieving SDG-14

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  and Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS host a plenary on Tuesday 8 October 2019, in Jakarta, to discuss the roles of Pesantren in supporting achievement of SDG14: Life Below Water. This plenary is part of the lndonesia SDGs Summit 2019, which this year focus on marine conservation to improve welfare and reduce inequality

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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

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Programme Officer, Energy and Environment Unit | UNDP

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International Project Coordinator

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