FishCoRe is a seven-year World Bank-funded project that prioritizes a comprehensive approach to fisheries governance, with a focus on the social and ecological dimensions of the Philippines Waters and its resources. It is committed to using a science-based, participatory, and transparent framework.

NFRDI, BFAR, and PFDA have collaborated and finalized a work program to benefit approximately half a million fishers and stakeholders.

This project adopts the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) as outlined in RA 10654, which prioritizes a holistic approach that enhances the human component, manages and conserves the Philippines Waters and its resources, and governs fisheries in a transparent, participatory, and science-based manner.