The aim of the project is to contribute to the conservation of the Coral Triangle’s biologically diverse marine ecosystems and important fisheries through the creation and improvement of selected marine protected areas (MPAs) and MPA networks, improved management of some commercially and ecologically important fisheries (particularly small-scale fisheries), underpinned by sustainable finance models. IIX is supporting the improvement of fisheries in North Maluku by seeking to identify opportunities (and barriers) to securing additional investment and financing and potentially designing a financial instrument like a blue bond for the region.