Thematic Report for the Guinas–Brazil Sub-Region
This Thematic Report will outline the key transboundary living marine resources issues for the
Guianas–Brazil sub-region, the root causes and potential options for addressing them. For the
purpose of this Report, the Guianas–Brazil sub-region will be viewed as the marine area
comprised of the North Brazil Large Marine Ecosystem and the Gulf of Paria (Figures 1 and 2).
This area is bordered by Brazil (states of Amapá, Pará, Maranhão), French Guiana, Guyana,
Suriname, the southeastern part of Venezuela and Trinidad (Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)
(Heileman. In press, Charlier 2001, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Paria).