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ABNJ Sustainable Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation of Deep-sea Living Marine Resources and Ecosystems in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

To achieve efficiency and sustainability in the use of deep-sea living resources and biodiversity conservation in the ABNJ, through the systematic application of an ecosystem approach for:

  • i) improving sustainable management practices for deep-sea fisheries, taking into account the impacts on related ecosystems,
  • ii) protecting vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) and Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) and
  • iii) practicing improved area-based planning for deep sea ecosystems.

General information
GEF ID 4660
Project type Full-Sized Project
Project Status Agency Concept
Start Date 06 Jun 2012
End Date 29 Jun 2017
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area Multiple Focal Areas
GEF Allocation to project 7.31M US$
Total Cost of the project: 36.58M US$
Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)