WWF has invested significant resources to the Coral Triangle since 2007 when WWF developed a transboundary programme to tackle the threats to this world’s most biodiverse marine area. Since then, more than 3 million hectares of MPAs have been declared, thousands of small-scale fishers are benefiting from Fisheries and Aquaculture Improvement Projects (FIPs and AIPs), and hundreds of women are engaged in financial inclusion and empowerment projects with increased recognition and engagement in marine resource management.
To date, achievements include more than 30,000 tonnes of fish and aquaculture products under improvement projects, approximately 30,000 fishers and fish farmers benefiting from improvement projects, and a curriculum developed to train local capacity for supporting new FIP and AIPs for pre-assessments, action planning, and monitoring. A total of 30 local people have been trained to date who have four new FIPs and AIPs ready to proceed.
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