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Filter: Large Marine Ecosystem
04 Jul 2020 - publication - project: 6920 - English [ATSEA2] Timor-Leste Country Brief
The Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) are part of the North Australian Shelf marine ecosystem – stretching between the Pacific and Indian Oceans across the Timor Sea to the Torres Strait. The region hosts some of the world’s richest marine biodiversity...
04 Jul 2020 - publication - project: 6920 - English [ATSEA2] Indonesia Country Brief
The region of the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) is significant in connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) and plays a role in global ocean circulation. It is adjacent to the Coral Triangle which hosts the world’s high...
29 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 790 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management: Managing fisheries and ecosystem interactions for social, economic and environmental benefits
The majority of the world’s fisheries are over exploited with the ecosystems that sustain them becoming increasingly degraded. Maintaining productive and sustainable fisheries is essential to feeding the planet’s growing population while also supp...
29 Jun 2020 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Fisheries Refugia: Spatially-managed fisheries enhancement and environmental protection at a regional level
A Fisheries Refugia approach is a regional system of management areas that is focused on essential links between fish stocks and their habitats. It is designed to manage intense levels of small-scale fishing pressures that exert unsustainable pres...
28 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 9909 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Gender Mainstreaming: Improvement of Livelihoods in Coastal Fishing Communities
To be successful, initiatives aimed at the betterment of lives and the environment must recognize women’s frequent roles as primary land and resource managers and weigh the different ways women and men consider conservation and sustainable use inc...
28 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Coastal Hazard and Risk Mitigation: Taking an integrated approach to protect people and places
Forty percent of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the coastline (UN 2017) and the trend of population migration to urban coastal areas is increasing. Living in this region brings its own set of hazards and mitigating the risk of impac...
28 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 2600 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Marine Protected Areas: A Tool to Manage Sustainable Use and Conservation in Large Marine Ecosystems
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) come in many forms and with varying levels of protection and use. They include marine reserves, fully protected marine areas, no-take zones, marine sanctuaries, ocean sanctuaries, marine parks, locally managed marine ...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - project: 1252 - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Science to Management: Addressing Information Gaps for Decision Making for Large Marine Ecosystem Management
Translating science to management is a key issue for all natural resource managers. Yet, in many situations, access to information or data is unavailable and often unknown. Making decisions in these situations is not easy and can require being res...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Marine Spatial Planning: Harnessing Marine Spatial Planning for Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO defines Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) as a process of analyzing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic and s...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Climate Change Adaptation: Taking a proactive approach towards mainstreaming long-term climate change adaptation strategies
Across the world’s 66 Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs), anthropogenic climate change is already having profound impacts to terrestrial, coastal, and marine environments. Unfortunately, the impacts of climate change have already begun to manifest in ...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Transboundary LME Governance: The Importance of Political Commitment for Large Marine Ecosystem Management
The long-term success of shared marine resources relies on the continued cooperation of good governance among all participating countries. Within LMEs, one way countries have come together to discuss and commit to join action is through the Transb...
27 Jun 2020 - publication - English [LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Small Island Developing States: Addressing SIDS Vulnerabilities Through Regional Cooperation
When it comes to implementation of regional and transboundary issues, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), like all coastal and island countries, may face additional challenges. A common trait shared by nearly all SIDS is an increased vulnerabil...
18 May 2020 - report - project: 4660 - English [ABNJ Deep Sea and Biodiversity] Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Deep Seas Project Second Project Steering Committee Meeting Report
The second Project Steering Committee meeting of the ABNJ Deep Seas Project was held in Rome, Italy from 7–9 February 2017. The meeting was attended by representatives of 18 project partners (Published in 2017).
18 May 2020 - publication - project: 4660 - English [ABNJ Deep Sea and Biodiversity] Step-Wise Guide for the Implementation of International Legal and Policy Instruments Related to Deep-Sea Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
This step-wise guide aims to assist with the implementation of relevant international instruments pertaining to deep-sea fisheries and biodiversity conservation in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), especially the high seas, into national ...
18 May 2020 - publication - project: 4660 - English [ABNJ Deep Sea and Biodiversity] Review and Analysis of International Legal and Policy Instruments Related to Deep-Sea Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
This document reviews the international policy and legal instruments, institutional arrangements and processes relevant to deep-seas fisheries management and biodiversity conservation, and describes the inter-linkages and overlaps between them. It...
15 May 2020 - publication - project: 4856 - English [ABNJ Ocean Partnerships] The Use and Design of Rights and Tenure Based Management Systems for Transboundary Stocks in the Caribbean
The study recognizes that it is a challenge to apply rights based approaches in the developing world. The author states that the answer is to secure rights to the fishery to end the race to fish and to put proper incentives in place to increase we...
15 May 2020 - report - project: 4582 - English [ABNJ Strengthening Capacity] Linking Global and Regional Levels in the Management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) Summary Workshop Report
The workshop aimed to assess knowledge, ongoing trends and efforts at national/regional and global levels, and available capacity relevant to sustainable management of fisheries and biodiversity conservation in ABNJ; exploring, in particular, the ...
15 May 2020 - report - project: 4582 - English [ABNJ Strengthening Capacity] Capacity Development to Improve the Management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ): Needs, Experiences, Options, and Opportunities Workshop Report
This report is organized into sections which draw on the six sessions that took place during the workshop. Each section provides an overview of the remarks made during the session or sessions relevant to the topic of that section and, where applic...
15 May 2020 - publication - project: 4660 - English [ABNJ Deep Sea and Biodiversity] Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems: Processes and Practices in the High Seas
This has produced important knowledge, information, and good practices that are valuable for the ongoing discussions on the development of protective measures towards significant adverse impacts on VMEs from bottom fishing activities in the deep-s...
14 May 2020 - publication - project: 4856 - English [ABNJ Ocean Partnerships] Status of Billfish Resources and Billfish Fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic
This report consists of a summary of findings for a desk study concerning the most salient facts and features of the billfish stocks and fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission (WECAFC) region (Figure 1) of the Food and Agri...

 

 

 

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