Sustainable Management of Bycatch in Latin America and Caribbean Trawl Fisheries (REBYC-II LAC)

Project Summary

The Global Environment Objective of the project is to reduce the negative ecosystem impact and achieve more sustainable shrimp/bottom trawl fisheries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region through implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF), including bycatch and habitat impact management. The Development Objective of the project is to strengthen resilience of coastal communities through promotion of responsible fishing practices and livelihoods enhancement and diversification contributing to food security and poverty eradication.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Food and Agriculture Organization
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Brazil*Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (INVEMAR), Autoridad Nacional de Acuicultura y Pesca (AUNAP), ColombiaInstituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuicultura (INCOPESCA), Costa RicaInstituto Nacional de Pesca (INAPESCA), Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA), Mexico**Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, SurinameFisheries Division of the Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs, Trinidad & Tobago
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,800,000 USD
Co-financing Total
17,198,491 USD
GEF Agency Fees
551,000 USD
Total Cost 23,198,491.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Feb 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
24 Apr 2013
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
04 Mar 2015
Project closed