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Here is the list of the 66 LMEs in the world. The clickable LMEs show where GEF's interventions are, through its funded projects, in protecting and addressing issues in LMEs.

1: East Bering Sea 18: West Greenland Shelf 35: Gulf of Thailand 51: Ouashio Current
2: Gulf of Alaska 19: East Greenland Shelf 36: South China Sea 52: Sea of Okhotsk
3: California Current 20: Barents Sea 37: Sulu-Celebes Sea 53: West Bering Sea
4: Gulf of California 21: Norweigian Shelf 38: Indonesian Sea 54: Northern Bering - Chukchi Seas
5: Gulf of Mexico 22: North Sea 39: North Australian Shelf 55: Beaufort Sea
6: Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf 23: Baltic Sea  40: Northeast Australian Shelf 56: East Siberian Sea
7: Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf 24: Celtic-Biscay Shelf 41: East Central Australian Shelf 57: Laptev Sea
8: Scotian Shelf 25: Iberian Coastal 42: Southeast Australian Shelf 58: Kara Sea
9: Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf 26: Mediterranean Sea 43: South West Australian Shelf 59: Iceland Shelf and Sea
10: Insular Pacific-Hawaiian 27: Canary Current 44: West Central Austalian Shelf 60: Faroe Plateau
11: Pacific Central-American Coastal 28: Guinea Current 45: Northwest Australian Shelf 61: Antarctica
12: Caribbean Sea 29: Benguela Current 46: New Zealand Shelf 62: Black Sea
13: Humboldt Current 30: Agulhas Current 47: East China Sea 63: Hudson Bay Complex
14: Patagonian Shelf 31: Somali Coastal Current 48: Yellow Sea 64: Central Arctic
15: South Brazil Shelf 32: Arabian Sea 49: Kuroshio Current 65: Aleutian Islands
16: East Brazil Shelf 33: Red Sea 50: Sea of Japan 66: Canadian High Arctic - North Greenland
17: North Brazil Shelf 34: Bay of Bengal 51: Oyashio Current
Small Islands States (Pacific) - The Pacific Islands (GIWA region 62) includes all of the 23 island nations or territories of the tropical Pacific Ocean that embrace the cultural areas of Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia. The region covers about 12% of the world’s ocean space. These island states and territories range from very large, high continental islands, to countless off shore large and small islands that may be generally grouped as high islands, coral lime stone islands and atolls. The GEF is working with island countries in the Pacific, as well as Africa, and the Caribbean to produce food sustainably, manage water responsibly, and produce energy efficiently, all while ensuring ecosystems remain intact through an ecosystems-based, integrated approach known as Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) which is blending GEF national and regional resources where appropriate.

Gulf of Mexico