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THE SOUTH CHINA SEA FISHERIES REFUGIA INITIATIVE

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Regional Meeting on Indicators for Fisheries Refugia Management and Discussion on Project Follow-up

DATE: 9-11 Sep 2019

LOCATION: Thailand

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 Technical Consultative Meeting on Drafting of the Regional Action Plan for Management of Transboundary Species Rastrelliger brachysoma in the Gulf of Thailand Sub-region

DATE: 12-13 Sep 2019

LOCATION: Thailand

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Project Document

Project Document

About Fisheries Refugia

About Fisheries Refugia

Refugia Guidelines

Refugia Guidelines

VISIT IW:LEARN

Given the limited integration of the work of fisheries and environment ministries in Southeast Asia and many other parts of the world, the establishment and operation of the regional system of fisheries refugia provides an opportunity to learn how to integrate fisheries and coastal habitat management. It is anticipated that the experience gained in the South China Sea region through this initiative will be applied in other marine areas where over-fishing and the use of inappropriate fishing gear are significant impediments to more sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources and the use of coastal habitats. To help share best practices and lessons learned a Facebook page for the initiative has been set-up at  https://www.facebook.com/fisheriesrefugia/. Please like our Facebook page to receive regular updates on project progress and innovations.

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Following a lengthy preparation phase, which involved several regional consultations and national workshops, this project was recently endorsed by the GEF’s Chief Executive Officer. As the regional executing entity for the project, SEAFDEC has subsequently signed a Project Cooperation Agreement with UNEP and the project has officially entered its inception phase. SEAFDEC is presently completing a series of inception phase tasks and will convene the Inception Workshop to launch this important regional project in Bangkok, Thailand from 1st to 3rd November 2016 at the Jasmine Executive Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Baseline coastal habitat area information can be accessed on Goggle Maps by clicking here. Google Earth users can load this information and data by clicking here.

 

 

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