Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Lead country


Participating countries

Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From June 5, 2015 to June 5, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 14.4 Regulate harvesting, overfishing, illegal fishing
  2. 14.7 Increase economic benefits of marine resources to SIDS
  3. 14.6 Prohibit and avoid harmful, perverse fisheries subsidies

Project ID: 4607

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Technical team

  • Oceans and Water Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Small Island Dev States Program (SIDS)


  • Marine
  • Conserved areas


  • Large marine ecosystem
  • Marine and coastal protected areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Fisheries

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing
  • Innovative approaches


  • Governance
  • Management operation


  • Institutional framework
  • Transboundary governance
  • Community engagement
  • Ecosystem-based management
  • Knowledge/Data management

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 14.4 Regulate harvesting, overfishing, illegal fishing
  • 14.7 Increase economic benefits of marine resources to SIDS
  • 14.6 Prohibit and avoid harmful, perverse fisheries subsidies

Conventions and protocols

  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • SIDS
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy
  • Poverty reduction

Project objectives

To support Pacific SIDS in meeting their obligations to implement & effectively enforce global, regional & sub-regional arrangements for the conservation & management of transboundary oceanic fisheries thereby increasing sustainable benefits derived from these fisheries.

USD $5,200,000

Grant amount

USD $85,551,875

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Source(s) of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($5,200,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Fiji

Joint agencies

  • Food and Agriculture Organization

Project metrics

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