Coastal Marine Resources

El Salvador possesses three times more marine territory than land, and marine resources are of significant importance for the environment and the economy.

Joshua Cordero / Fotobiosfera / FIAES

The marine ecosystems are threatened by industrial, urban and agriculture contamination and are vulnerable to climate change.

Coastal marine ecosystems benefits:

  • Store and recycle nutrients.
  • Coastal ecosystems such as reefs, lagoons, estuaries and intertidal zones protect against storm impact.
  • Filter contaminants.
  • Produce a third of oxygen through photosynthesis.
  • Habitats for the reproduction and alimentation of numerous species.
  • Marine resources are an essential part of the world’s diet.
  • FIAES aims to improve the quality of life for inhabitants of the communities that depend on coastal marine resources and guarantee their contribution to the national economy while simultaneously conserving and rehabilitating the biological diversity and productivity of these ecosystems.

Activities that FIAES carries out:

  • Creating incentives that encourage efficiency in the management and protection of ecosystems coastal marine
  • Promoting good practices and liability related to the use these resources sustained
  • Documentation of lessons learned and successful cases of management
  • Impact on reforms of public policies related to sustainable tourism, coastal practices of responsible fisheries, marine pollution control and the promotion of cross-sectoral areas; research on impacts to the environment and restorative actions, with special attention to capacity constraints, including lakes, lagoons and bays.

environmental projects funded


project implementing organizations


years of fundraising and resourcing for conservation

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