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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:45am

 
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently marked the completion of a partnership that has helped make coastal communities in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, more resilient.

In February 2015, USAID, through its Pacific-American Climate Fund, collaborated with the Marine and Environmental Research Institute of Pohnpei (MERIP) to implement the Diversifying Livelihoods of Fishing Communities in Pohnpei project. The partnership expanded sustainable small-scale aquaculture ventures among fishing communities with challenged livelihoods due to impacts from extreme weather variations and declining fish stocks.

“The U.S. government is proud to work with communities to make the most of their marine and coastal resources, and more importantly, to protect those most vulnerable who depend on these natural assets as they face their increasingly unpredictable future,” said U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia Robert Riley.

 

Last updated: December 13, 2017

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