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Strategy on Biofouling Management adopted in East Asian Seas region

01 Oct 2023 | by
Protecting the ocean’s biodiversity and reducing the threat of invasive aquatic species was at the core of discussions during the 3rd Regional Task Force meeting on BioFouling Management held Surabaya, Indonesia (20-23 September).

The taskforce adopted the regional strategy on biofouling management which sets out a clear action plan that includes promoting research and development and technology exchange in the region, establishing national biofouling governance, and the development of sustainable financing mechanisms within national and regional levels among other things. The meeting also discussed the importance of gender balance in the biofouling-related maritime sector as part of GloFouling Partnerships' key deliverables.

The event was organized by PEMSEA and the International Maritime Organization through the UNDP/GEF/IMO GloFouling Partnerships Project and was hosted by the Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Ministry of Transportation of the Government of Indonesia. The meeting was attended by approximately 70 participants consisting of representatives from 12 countries from the region and beyond.

Read the full article: Regional Strategy on Biofouling Management endorsed in East Asia Sea region    I   GloFouling website