Fishery improvement projects (FIP) are a structured multi-stakeholder effort to improve fisheries´ practices to a level of performance compatible with some pre-determined standard, often to access new markets and to benefit fishers. Latin America and the Caribbean are one of the world´s most active regions (in terms of the number of FIPs and their diversity) in this space. However, fisheries in the region often meet unique challenges when it comes to improving fisheries that fisheries elsewhere do not face. These challenges range from lack of funding to lack of collaboration to difficulty implementing best practices. This session will gather FIP implementers and interested stakeholders to share challenges and successes in fisheries improvement efforts.

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