Blue Action Fund’s overall goal is to reduce the dramatic loss of marine biodiversity and improve incomes of coastal fishing communities. It is dedicated to supporting Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and the most sensitive coastal waters of Africa, Latin America and Asia/Pacific and focuses on projects with measurable outcomes in two areas:
- Newly established or better managed MPAs or networks of MPAs, as well as Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) which result in conservation of biodiversity;
- Enhanced livelihood conditions in coastal communities.
Blue Action Fund operates through a programme of providing grants to NGOs that typically work in partnerships with various local actors. Its grant-awarding process is based on Calls for Proposals only.