Protecting Sustainable Livelihoods with Innovative Border Security

Sep 24, 2020

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing remains one of the greatest threats to sustainable fisheries, as well as the livelihoods of those who depend upon them. Good border management can help States maintain security, protect biodiversity and promote small-scale fishers’ access to productive resources, services and markets.

Larry Hernandez Jr, President of the Marshalls BillFish Club, recognizes the crucial role that fisheries play in sustaining the livelihoods of those in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Jointly published with DG DEVCO (European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development).

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This story has been produced within the framework of the MMICD project

Sunset over Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands

Managing the Republic of the Marshall Islands' borders is a mammoth task requiring sea patrols of hundreds of thousands of square miles of ocean borders.