Advocating for coastal communities and sustainable livelihoods
Advancing postgraduate-education in sustainable fisheries and coastal conservation
Protecting coastal ecosystems
by supporting conservation
We established the Sustainable Fisheries and Communities Trust (SFACT) to support vulnerable Coastal States as their livelihoods and community way of life is at risk.
Our mission is to protect and to improve the livelihoods of coastal communities in vulnerable Coastal States in the Indian Ocean through advocacy, to empower those communities through education, and to conserve marine ecosystems through local, grassroots programmes.
Our purpose is to educate and enable small-scale fisheries in vulnerable Coastal States in the Indian Ocean to enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods while protecting the marine environment for future generations.
Our vision is for all coastal communities that rely on healthy marine ecosystems to have access to the resources they need to thrive, and the capacity to defend that resource for years to come.
We fund training and technical support in small-scale fishery supply chains, advocate for Coastal States on a government level, and advance strategy developments for sustainable fisheries and coastal communities.
We work to conserve and protect marine resources, by promoting the sustainable use of global fish stocks and natural resources, providing poverty relief through hardship funding and donations of equipment, and ensuring the health of aquatic ecosystems is at the forefront of fishery policy.
We fund a number of scholars around the world in their postgraduate research, to further the current knowledge on sustainable small-scale fisheries and coastal conservation. Our research topics range from wellbeing in supply chains, to fisheries data and management, to mangrove forest restoration, to law of the sea.
Maia Perraudeau, September 2023 The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) met this year from 7th to 11th August, in the city of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The Commission meeting was preceded by a week of meetings of the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP), and by meetings...Read More
Lucy Unwin, September 2023 SFACT have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Aveiro in Portugal, a public foundation under private law whose mission is ‘to contribute to and develop graduate and postgraduate education and training, research, and cooperation with society’. This MoU will allow SFACT and...Read More
We are partnered with a range of organisations that are aligned with our mission and vision, from NGOs, to government agencies, to universities. We offer funding, expertise, and years of knowledge to our partners, to reach our shared objective of securing sustainable futures for coastal communities.
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