The GMC Project: Our Model and Early Results
Abstract:After two years of implementation, the GMC Project shares its model and compelling results to promote sustainable fisheries for the Blue Economy. The project has facilitated new fisheries policy consultation forums in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Indonesia and has strengthened the fisheries management Technical Working Groups in the Philippines. These forums have generated the Costa Rica Large Pelagic National Action Plan (NAP) and are currently building or updating another eight national action and management plans in the other three countries. Thanks to the GMC project partner Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), international seafood buyers and retailers are taking an active role in supporting sustainability improvements in the project’s target fisheries. In addition, by employing emerging market tools such as sustainable seafood purchasing policies, Supply Chain Roundtables with seafood importers, and 6 Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs), SFP is also helping the private sector in both producing and consuming countries make direct contributions to the integration of sustainability into seafood supply chains.
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