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Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP)

The Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SIOFP) is one of several inter-linked projects being prepared by the World Bank and the UNDP in response to country requests for assistance in better managing the living resources and habitat of their shared marine ecosystems. Consistent with the GEF Operational Strategy, an ecosystems approach is being proposed to assist the countries in the assessment and management of the two large marine ecosystems (LMEs) that make up the West Indian Ocean, namely, the Agulhas Current LME and the Somali Current LME. The SIOFP is aimed at building the capacity of the countries and collecting the needed information on the LMEs so that the countries may make an informed decision to develop a management strategy for the offshore living resources of the two LMEs that extend to the 200 Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. The complexity of the situation and the subsequent need to divide the work into logical pieces for implementation requires different operations, which together will form a LME program for the West Indian Ocean.

Fisheries

http://www.swiofp.net

Agulhas Current (LME) , Somali Coastal Current (LME)


Documents & Resources
General information
GEF ID 1082
IBRD ID 72202
Project type Full-Sized Project
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date 11 Sep 2005
End Date 29 Nov 2011
Project documents
Other
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area
GEF Allocation to project 12.72M US$
Total Cost of the project: 35.67M US$
Partners
Comoros , Kenya , Mauritius , Mozambique , Seychelles , South Africa , Tanzania United Republic of

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)


Project contacts
Harrison Ong'anda Regional Coordinator - Data Management
Mrs. Ednah Onkundi Project Assistant
Mr. Joseph Rondolph Payet Regional Executive Secretary
Mr. William Leeds-Lane Natural Resource Management Specialist
Mr. David LaRoche Chief Technical Advisor/Task Manager
Mr. Peter Scheren Leader of the Coastal East Africa Initiative
Mr. John Fraser Stewart Senior Natural Resources Specialist