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Sustainable fisheries management and biodiversity conservation of deep-sea living marine resources and ecosystems in the ABNJ

Project Objective: This project aims to enhance sustainability in the use of deep-sea living resources and biodiversity conservation in the ABNJ, through the systematic application of an ecosystem approach.

The project focuses on four areas:

  • Improving implementation of policy and legal frameworks for sustainable fisheries and biodiversity conservation of deep seas in the ABNJ
  • Reducing adverse impacts on VMEs and enhanced conservation and management components of EBSAs
  • Improving planning and adaptive management for deep sea fisheries in ABNJ 
  • Developing and testing of a methodology for area-based planning


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