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New York, 23 August 2022 - Today, we are very pleased to introduce our second cohort of 9 ocean innovators to tap on new technologies and approaches to end overfishing, and put an end to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices. These innovations will bring economic benefits to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDC) by increasing the access of small-scale fishers to technical and financial resources, thereby contributing to Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14 targets 14.4, 14.7 and 14.b). 

This launch coincides with the celebration of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022) in recognition of the significant role of small-scale fishers, fish farmers, and fish workers in providing healthy and nutritious food to billions of people. 

Meet our Ocean Innovators in this short intro video (right) and below for more information. Read/download the press release on the UNDP Newsroom.

Read our Cohort 2's 2023 year-end updates.