Blue Resilience Project


Supporting countries build resilience to organized crime in fisheries

Organized crime in the fishing sector undermines:

Ocean health

National and regional food security

People’s livelihoods and well-being

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Realisation of a sustainable Blue Economy

UNDP Blue Resilience supports countries strengthen their governance response to organized crime in fisheries by-

  • offering countries support to run a Blue Action Dialogue – a collaborative action process aimed at strengthening inter-agency cooperation to address fisheries crime

  • facilitating access to digital tools in support of the Blue Action Dialogues

The project is part of Norway’s Blue Justice Initiative and associated digital tools and builds on the ‘International Copenhagen Declaration against Organized Crime in the Global Fishing Industry’.

UN Ocean Conference 2022

UNDP Blue Resilience is co-hosting a side event at the UN Ocean Conference 2022 in cooperation with Norway and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) on 29 June 15:45-17:15 Lisbon time. The event will be livestreamed, so please join us for this exciting event!

Blue Resilience Project launch

On Wednesday 16 September 2020 the Blue Resilience project was launched. The project is in cooperation with the Blue Justice Initiative via the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. The Blue Justice Initiative advances implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration by supporting developing countries to improve their capacity to devise and implement measures to deter and counter transnational organized fisheries crime.

The launch comprised of two events: a High Level Web-TV event at 10hr CET followed by a general discussion Webinar.

Blue Resilience Project launch
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The programme for the High Level event included messages from:

  • Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen: Norwegian Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
  • Dag-Inge Ulstein: Norwegian Minister of International Development
  • Semi Koroilavesau: Fijian Minister of Fisheries
  • HE Todung Mulya Lubis: Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Norway
  • Achim Steiner: Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Camilla Brückner: Director, UNDP Nordic Representation Office

Watch the Speeches