Fisheries Demonstration Project


Summary of Fisheries Demonstration Project

Certain hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer amongst which is HCFC-22. At present, the fishing industry and particularly, fishing vessels use HCFC-22 for refrigeration and freezing applications during sea borne fishing operations.  Due to maintenance and the rough sea conditions, these vessels experience significant loss of refrigerants while at sea.  This results in higher levels of HCFC-22 consumption in the country. 

This demonstration project aims to identify and establish suitability of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) free low Global Warming Potential (GWP) alternatives in fisheries applications in the Maldives.  Accordingly, the project will identify low GWP alternatives that can replace HCFC-22 used in these vessels, processes for replacing HCFC-22 based refrigeration equipment used in fishing vessels, good practices that can be adopted for reducing refrigerant consumption and policies that can help in reducing HCFC-22 use in fishing vessels.

If successful, the demonstration project will contribute towards reduction in HCFC-22 consumption in existing fishing vessels and long-term reduction in HCFC-22 consumption in fishing industry.  The experiences and knowledge gained in this project would be helpful for countries that use HCFC-22 in fishing industry applications.



Project start date:

June 2017

Estimated end date:

May 2021

Focus area:

  • inclusive growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Maldives

    Implementing partner:

    Ministry of Environment

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Montreal Protocol
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $1,528

    2020 $12,593

    2019 $111,864

    2018 $15,015

    2017 $0

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