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Dutch Postcode Lottery helping sustainable fisheries in developing countries

Staff Writer |
Funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery is giving fishermen in developing countries new opportunities to improve the sustainability of their practices.

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The Dutch Postcode Lottery has awarded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) project, Fish for Good, funding totalling €1.75, over four years. Countries included in the project proposal for potential partnerships are Indonesia, South African and Mexico.

Fish for Good will be delivered in partnership with local NGOs who will provide local knowledge, networks and expertise in ocean conservation, helping independent experts to map and benchmark fisheries to the MSC Fisheries Standard.

“This generous funding will help MSC and our partners to make a real difference. We are extremely grateful to the Dutch Postcode Lottery and all of the postcode lottery ticket buyers who have made this possible,” said Rupert Howes, chief executive of the MSC.

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