The aim of USAID’s Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (ECOFISH) program was to conserve marine biodiversity, enhance ecosystem productivity and improve fisheries and related livelihoods in eight marine key biodiversity areas (MKBAs) using an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management (EAFM) to achieve social, economic and ecological sustainability. The project ran between 2012-2017 in eight MKBAs in the Philippines, namely (1)Lingayen Gulf, (2)Verde Island Passage, (3)Calamianes Island Group, (4)Ticao-San Bernardino-Lagonoy Gulf, (5)Danajon Reef, (6)South Negros Island, (7)Surigao del Sur and del Norte, and (8)Sulu Archipelago.
Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (ECOFISH)
Geographical Focus: Philippines
Areas of Work: Prevention
Mechanisms: Support for Communities
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources