RARE and National Geographic Solution Search: Turning the Tide for Coastal Fisheries. Entry deadline is October 31, 2011

Submitted by lelder on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 2:18pm

RARE and National Geographic Solution Search: Turning the Tide for Coastal Fisheries

RARE and National Geographic are sponsoring a contest to find proven innovations in near-shore fisheries. Solution Search rewards innovative
conservation successes in communities where the need is greatest. Rare is
casting a wide net to find community-based innovations for near-shore fisheries based on proven successes. Examples of solutions might include, but are not limited to, the areas of: no-take zones, marine protected areas, TURF (territorial user rights in fisheries) reserves; fishing gear, catch shares, fishing licenses; monitoring of catch compositions, data collection and analysis eradicating destructive fishing techniques; community enforcement and natural resource management; creation of social and capital resilience, development of alternative livelihoods; regulation of curio and aquarium trades; biodiversity protection; reduction of terrestrial threats, such as road construction and local agriculture; and other innovative ways of managing local fisheries. All applications will be judged based on their innovation, biodiversity impact,impact on human wellbeing and livelihoods, sustainability and resilience, replicability,
and governance. This funding opportunity is open to worldwide organizations (charitable organizations, private companies and public entities). The entry deadline is October 31, 2011.  Learn more.