Rare’s Fish Forever program seeks to restore the world’s coastal fisheries and the habitats on which they depend. It is a community-led solution to revitalize coastal marine habitats, protect biodiversity, and boost the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide, ensuring an essential source of protein for a billion more.
With program implementation focused at the subnational level, across provinces and seascapes in the Philippines, Rare works closely with fishing communities and local to national governments to:
– Adopt more sustainable and better-regulated fishing behaviors
– Strengthen and build community-based management of coastal fisheries
– Establish managed access areas that provide clear rights to specific communities to fish in certain areas, and protected no-take marine reserves and exclusive fishing zones to replenish and sustain fish populations
– Enact policy and financing incentives to sustain change over the long-term