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Coastal Fisheries Initiative - Challenge Fund
Global Knowledge Competition


This Competition aims to mobilize the collective power of fisheries and seafood stakeholders to design and implement solutions to overfishing in coastal fisheries.  The Competition encourages and supports outstanding coalitions created among fishing communities, businesses, investors, and governments to offer innovative approaches that promote the sustainable use and management of coastal fish stocks by reducing overfishing and addressing the tragedy of the commons through improved coordination among fishers and increased collaboration across stakeholders.

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Application period. January 12, 2022 – March 20, 2022

January 12, 2022 – March 20, 2022 

Applicants will prepare and submit their applications by the application deadline. Please read the Full Competition Details for eligibility criteria and examples of hypothetical proposals to help guide the application process.

In January, we will announce a series of virtual information sessions to be held in each of the four competition countries in their official language (Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese, and Spanish) with one additional session held in English. Please follow to find out how to join the sessions.

Solutions to Overfishing

Solutions to Overfishing

The Global Knowledge Competition invites coalitions or individual organizations to develop innovative solutions to reduce overfishing through increased coordination among fishers and collaboration across the seafood industry and value chain actors.

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