Government decisions and priorities play a critical role in the management and protection of coastal ecosystems. With strong political will, capacity and social incentives, governments can sustain and scale interventions that help both coastal ecosystems and the communities who depend on them.

Fish Forever recognizes that in order to achieve and sustain this  mission, the right policy conditions and enabling environment should be in place. Building on the successful implementation on the ground and showing proof of concept and results, Fish Forever’s Policy, Governance and Partnership work is characterized by the following:

  • Multi – level policy approach Fish Forever coordinates policy linkages vertically across government levels and horizontally amongst government units and agencies.
  • Space for policy innovations  Fish Forever recognizes that there are multiple paths to achieve a policy objective and that there is an array of policy instruments available to achieve the most important policy work to support coastal ecosystems.  
  • Collaborative and participatory Fish Forever is a respected thought partner of governments and have worked with them and other stakeholders to ensure policies follow the principles of policy design, including transparent, participatory, evidence and science- based, and forward- looking.

Coastal500 é a maior rede global de prefeitos e líderes governamentais locais comprometidos com o trabalho em prol de comunidades costeiras prósperas e prósperas. Eles estão unidos na recuperação e manutenção dos mares costeiros, compartilhando as melhores práticas e lições importantes em todo o mundo. O objetivo é ajudar todos os membros a alcançarem pescarias sustentáveis que criem prosperidade para a comunidade e, ao mesmo tempo, protejam o meio ambiente.

Our Pledge

Estamos nos juntando a líderes governamentais locais de todo o mundo que buscam construir comunidades costeiras saudáveis, prósperas e sustentáveis.

Our Actions

Learn more about what Coastal 500 members are doing to support sustainable small scale fisheries, coastal protection and climate resilience.

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