Blue Prosperity Micronesia (BPM) supports state and national agencies and local NGOs in meeting FSM’s goals to strengthen fisheries management and monitoring to build resilience towards climate change impacts, support the sustainable socio-economic development of fisheries, and improve livelihoods.
Sustainable fisheries refers to the practice of managing fishing activities in a way that respects habitats, increases catch value, protects stock, and supports fishers as well as other ocean livelihoods.
The BPM Sustainable Fisheries Working Group is an advisory body of technical experts from government fisheries scientists, NGOs and academia. Members include:
FSM Department of Resources & Development
National Oceanic Resources Management Authority (NORMA)
Department of Environment, Climate Change & Emergency Management (DECEM)
FSM State Focal Points
The Pacific Community (SPC)
Micronesia Conservation Trust
The Nature Conservancy
Published a Fisheries Characterization report summarizing publicly available and expertly informed documentation about offshore and coastal fisheries.
The Working Group identified 4 priorities for BPM to focus on that help amplify FSM’s existing efforts to sustainably manage fisheries.
Developed a smartphone app to bridge gaps in nearshore fisheries data collection and allow for traceability from boat to plate.
Completed seafood market assessment and identified opportunities for diversification.