CRC Secures Rockefeller Foundation Grant for Sustainable Fisheries Work

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The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a grant of $559,296 to CRC in support of monitoring, coordinating and communicating learning from grantees and partners of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Oceans & Fisheries Initiative.

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Oceans Initiative is in the development phase and is designed to test a theory of change and identify potential goals, strategies and approaches for a potential future ecosystem-based fisheries program.

“The Coastal Resources Center has both breadth and depth of experience in conducting research and implementing programs aimed at improving the well-being of poor or vulnerable fishing communities around the world, and the ecosystems on which they depend. We’re thrilled to work with CRC as a key partner in this Initiative,” said Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Senior Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation.

CRC will help create a scalable and testable package of effective management approaches to sustain small-scale fisheries, synthesize information, bring together partner learning approaches, develop and share learning platforms and products and serve as secretariat for the Initiative’s advisory group of experts. This is the first time the University of Rhode Island has received financial support from the world-renowned Rockefeller Foundation.

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