Responsible fisheries

Worldwide, approximately 200 million people live from fishery and aquaculture. Most of these people belong to the poorest sections of the population.

As aquatic resources continue to be overexploited worldwide, sustainable fisheries management is essential for food security, income and employment in rural and coastal populations.

The project, "Promotion of Responsible Fisheries" supports the dissemination and implementation of the International Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) drafted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Code of Conduct contains the internationally established recommendations for the sustainable use of aquatic resources.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in cooperation with the GIZ project Visayan Sea (Philippines) and a local Philippine government organisation, the project developed the training module CCRF for Decision-Makers. The training programme supports the introduction of sustainable fisheries management and helps communicate the Code to people employed in the fisheries sector.

The effective implementation of CCRF relies on the broad dissemination information and best practices at national and international level. The valuable experience gained in ongoing and completed development projects will therefore be assessed by the sector project and made available for other projects and institutions as well as to the public.


Mark Prein
Phone: +49 6196 79-1471

Advisory and service portfolio

Here you will find an overview of the technical and methodological services we offer.


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