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Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem

The Sustainable Management of the Bay of Bengal (BoB) Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) project, was implemented in the eight countries surrounding the Bay of Bengal from 2009 to the end of 2017 to address transboundary marine resources issues along the coast of this LME, including land-based sources of marine pollution, artisanal fisheries versus commercial fisheries, and habitat conservation and restoration.  The project’s aims were to improve the health of the marine and coastal ecosystems and living resources across the Bay of Bengal and the lives of coastal populations of the eight littoral countries.  The project supported formal and informal collaboration among the eight participating countries to address some key issues affecting the health of ecosystem and fisheries resources.  Stakeholders achieved a key milestone when the Strategic Action Programme for the sustainable management of the BOBLME was endorsed by the Project Steering Committee and was subsequently signed by all eight countries participating countries. 


Executing Agencies: BANGLADESH: Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute; INDIA: Ministry of Agriculture-Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Fishery Survey of India; MALAYSIA: Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry - Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment - Department of Environment, Fisheries Research Institute; MALDIVES: Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Ministry of Environment and Energy - Environment Protection Agency, Marine Research Centre; MYANMAR: Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development - Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry; SRI LANKA: Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment; THAILAND: Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives - Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment - Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

GEF ID: 1252
FAO ID: 594089
Focal Area: International Waters
Funding source (Trust Fund): GEF Trust Fund
FAO Regions: Asia and the Pacific
Location: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand
GEF Period: GEF - 3
Project Symbol: GCP/RAS/236/GFF
Project Cycle Status: Completed
Project Type: Full Size
Co-financing amount: USD 18 911 400
GEF Grant amount: USD 12 082 100
Agency fee: USD 1 151 640
From: 01/04/2009
To: 31/03/2017