I was the home office manager for the U.S. Agency for International Development USAID Fisheries Improved for Sustainable Harvest ‚ or FISH, project in the Philippines. I had the opportunity to work with the best Philippino fisheries experts. The success of the project showed that biodiversity could be protected and fish harvest could be improved significantly under good management. We implemented the concept ecosystem-based fisheries, which our staff developed. This concept has been promoted by USAID in other countries, showing that FISH is a sustainable, replicable program.