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  • 1. Sustainable Management of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Rudolf Hermes Chief Technical Advisor, BOBLME 1st Asia Pacific Regional Targeted Workshop for GEF IW Projects Bangkok, Thailand, 27-28 Sept. 2012
  • 2. Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project
  • 3. Some Facts o 8 countries o 6.2 million km2 o 450 million people affected Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project Transboundary issues • over exploitation of fish stocks • habitat degradation • land based pollution
  • 4. Started in April 2009 (5 year Project) RCU located in Phuket, Thailand 31 Mill. USD (12.1 million USD GEF)
  • 5. NEW “A healthy ecosystem and sustainable use of marine living resources for the benefit of the countries of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem “ OLD: “to formulate an agreed on Strategic Action Programme (SAP) whose implementation over time will lead to an environmentally healthy BOBLME”
  • 6. 5 LME MODULES
  • 7. Development of an Action Plan Resources Management Understanding the Environment Ecosystem Health Communications and M&E (a total of 16 Sub-components) The BOBLME Project has five Components
  • 8. • TDA and SAP • Integrated Coastal Management • Policy Harmonization • Fisheries Resources Assessment and Management • Transboundary Critical Habitat Management • Ocean Dynamics, Productivity and Climate Change • Marine Protected Areas / Fish Refugia • Ecosystem Health Indicators • Land-Based Sources of Pollution • Communications 10 Major Areas of Work in Environment and Fisheries
  • 9. Two major outputs 1. Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) 2. Strategic Action Programme (SAP)
  • 10. Expected Outcomes of the BOBLME Project • Healthier habitats and ecosystems, sustainable fisheries • Capacity development • Stronger governance and regional cooperation • Increased understanding and better knowledge • Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM)
  • 11. Regional reviews on ICM, policy, fisheries management, MPAs, pollution Bilateral consultative processes initiated in transboundary critical habitats EAFM framework in place (regional assessments, advisories, WGs / RFMAC, EAFM Training Most valuable results/innovations/lessons in the areas of process, stress reduction & environmental status
  • 12. Ecosystem Approach (Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD) Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries, EAF (Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO) Integrated approach to fisheries to balance diverse societal objectives, within ecologically meaningful boundaries A strategy for the integrated management of land, water and living resources that promotes conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way
  • 13. Planning Implementation coordinated Monitoring & Evaluation EAF: Integrated Management System Forestry Ecosystem level Cross-sectoral, applying Eco-health Indicators Ecosystem level Integrated, cross-sectoral Mining Petroleum Shipping Marineaffairs Environment protection and conservation agency Manufacturing Tourism Fishing Agriculture
  • 14. Project ownership Selection of national implementing partners Larger than expected capacity development needs Major challenges and constraints
  • 15. EAFM Framework Stock assessment training Science communication Priority needs for capacity building
  • 16. ASCLME: Large –scale processes / SAP CCLME: MPA Guidelines YSLME: Data visualization (oceanography), IMTA “Indonesian Seas” LMEs: SCSLME, ATSEA, BOBLME Opportunities for synergies or cooperation with other projects
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