IC NET’S APPROACH TO FISHERIES AND COASTAL MANAGEMENT
According to the World Bank, livelihoods of about 200 million people rely on fisheries, aquaculture and associated activities and over 20% of the world’s 38 million full-time fishers earn less than US$1 per day. Today, over 75% of the world’s fisheries are overexploited, but aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food production system‚ increasing at a rate of 8% per annum. The need for good governance of ocean resources is a major developmental challenge because well-managed fisheries enhance food security‚ nutrition‚ and strengthen biodiversity, mitigating the effects of climate change.
For 20 years, IC Net has been providing consulting services in fishery development including strengthening of management systems to prevent over-fishing, transfer of appropriate fishery technologies and improvement of fishing village organizations, improvement of fishery product distribution systems, preparation of social and fishery infrastructure and conservation of coastal environments. We at IC Net have a wealth of project experience, with more than 50 projects in over 30 countries worldwide.