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.
ICNet's Approach to Fisheries and Coastal Management
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.
We have a proven record of working across sectors to create databases of distribution of organisms, assess the status of ecosystems, present our findings at the national, regional and international levels, thereby raising public awareness on issues related to fishery resources, and forge partnerships with local fishermen, associations, local governments, and formulate sustainable strategies to help fish-dependent communities gain market access and increase transparency and efficiency.
Aquaculture of Tilapia
Promotion of Grace of the Seas, Phase 2
Republic of Vanuatu, 2010-2014
Fisheries Management Study in the Caribbean
Caribbean, September -December 2014
Sustainable Use of Fisheries Resources
Countries in the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname), 2009 – 2012
Capacity Enhancement Program
Republic of the Philippines, 2007-2010
Fish Breeding Project
Republic of the Philippines, 2006-2010
Registration Systems for Small-Scale Fishing Vessels
El Salvador, Indonesia, Japan, Mauritius and Morocco, 2006
High-Rise Artificial Reefs
Japan, 2003 and 2004
Artisanal Fisheries Development
El Salvador, 2000-2004