For more updated information on the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP), read the story: Toward a More Prosperous and Sustainable Pacific Ocean
Did you know that if you could put all of Earth's landmasses together, the Pacific Ocean would still be bigger?
Now, more than ever before, the Pacific Ocean’s health is at great risk due to pollution, over-fishing and climate change.
Through the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP), the World Bank is working closely with Pacific governments, regional organizations and communities to help countries improve their sustainable management of ocean fisheries, coastal fisheries and to strengthen institutions responsible for conservation.
PROP aims to improve ocean management across the Pacific, through:
- More sustainable fishing practices;
- Better surveillance of Pacific Exclusive Economic Zones;
- Better enforcement of fishing regulations;
- Improved access to regional and international markets;