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Protection of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME)

The overall objective of the project is to secure global environmental benefits by reversing (over time) the depletion of fisheries and conserving nursery and reproductive habitat of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME). This can only be achieved through regional collaboration in effective management leading to the sustainable use of its transboundary fisheries in an ecosystem approach, and to the targeted control/reduction of pollution in many critical coastal areas. The project will assist the participating countries to meet the sustainable fisheries target from WSSD and will contribute to implementation of the Envir Action Plan under NEPAD. Close linkages are to be developed with GEF projects for the major river basins draining to the LME and the neighbouring GEF International Waters projects on the Guinea Current LME and the Benguela Current LME. The project would contribute to the regional implementation of the Global Programme of Action for Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities, relevant components and protocols of the Abidjan Convention and those of the Accra Ministerial Declaration and in doing so would help sort-out coordination mechanisms. Consistent with other GEF LME projects, this one would utilize processes for development of a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and a Strategic Action Programme among the 7 countries sharing the LME to build capacity in a cross-cutting manner for undertaking reforms and investments needed to protect the important transboundary living resources and their habitat upon which millions of people depend for livelihoods. Limited demonstration projects would be undertaken to test on-the-ground actions related to the priority transboundary issues.   Implementation Status This Block B proposal submitted Aug 21, 2003 represents a revision of a Block B proposal submitted in 2002 that was not sufficiently responsive to GEFSEC recommendations transmitted in a Feb 20, 1998 Memorandum from K King to A Djoghlaf regarding This Block B proposal submitted Aug 21, 2003 represents a revision of a Block B proposal submitted in 2002 that was not sufficiently responsive to GEFSEC recommendations transmitted in a Feb 20, 1998 Memorandum from K King to A Djoghlaf regarding the original submission from UNEP. The project concept was approved Feb 28, 1998, but the Block B request was to be revised to incorporate FAO involvement and focus on fisheries issues as the key transboundary concerns of the LME. As noted under "Recommendations", the Block B is now responsive and is being recommended for CEO approval.

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Canary Current (LME)


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GEF ID 1909
Project type Full-Sized Project
Project Status Under Implementation
Start Date 04 Sep 2007
End Date 29 Apr 2014
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 8.79M US$
Total Cost of the project: 26.50M US$
Partners
Cape Verde , Gambia , Guinea , Guinea-Bissau , Mauritania , Morocco , Senegal

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Project contacts
Mr. Mamadou Kaly Bah Director General and Coordinator
Ms. Ndeye Fatou Tamba Administrative Assistant
Birane Sambe Regional Project Coordinator