Coastal Fisheries Programme
About SPC's Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP)

The Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP) is one of two programmes that make up the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem (FAME) Division of SPC, the other one being the Oceanic Fisheries Programme. CFP’s goal is: “coastal fisheries, nearshore fisheries and aquaculture in Pacific Island Countries and Territories are managed and developed sustainably”. CFP is made up of two sections: Aquaculture Section and the Coastal Fisheries Management, Science and Livelihoods Section.

CFP provides science and technical support to PICTs to enhance the management of coastal fisheries, and the sustainable development of aquaculture and nearshore livelihoods across the region, as well as the production and dissemination of relevant information.

CFP’s work programme is developed annually based on the FAME Business Plan and the evolving needs and priorities of PICTs. The work programme is implemented by CFP’s professional staff and contracted consultants, with expertise in fishing technology, post-harvest, coastal fisheries science and management, aquaculture and planning.

CFP collaborates with a range of partners across the region, including other regional and international organizations, NGOs, research or management institutions, the governments of PICTs through their Fisheries Departments, private sector, communities and other stakeholders in marine activities. Cross-cutting issues, such as food security and climate change are being addressed through a holistic approach where the CFP is a partner with other sections and programmes within the SPC as well as other external partners.

CFP is funded through a mix of core funding (members assessed contributions), programme funding (Australia, European Union and New Zealand) and specific project funding through other donor sources including the European Union, AusAID, ACIAR, and the Government of New Caledonia, to name some of the main sources. CFP appreciates the valued support of these governments and donor organizations.

For more information on CFP, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , FAME Deputy Director, Coastal Fisheries.

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