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Protection of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) - Results

GEF IDS: 1909



Information sources
IWC6 Results Note (2011)

Key Basin Project Results
1. The foundation for effective regional cooperation and project coordination set in place through the organization of a broad-based inception workshop involving all major stakeholders, the establishment of a project steering committee, national coordinating units and the adoption of the CCLME work plan.
2. Improved knowledge and capacity for management to address concerns on marine living resources, biodiversity, habitat and water quality through the organization of a number of ecosystem surveys, related trainings and the establishment of thematic working groups on priority issues – all contributing to
the formulation of the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis.
3. Initiated demonstration of management actions to address sustainable transboundary management of shared small pelagic stocks in North West Africa, impacts of coastal shrimp trawling, transboundary comanagement of migratory coastal species of importance to artisanal fisheries, use of MPAs as tools for
multiple-resource management benefits and mangrove conservation.

Results data
Restored habitat, including wetlands
Year: N/A - Value: [see desc]
A strategy has been defined together with UNEP, Abidjan Convention Secretariat, IUCN and Wetlands International - Afrique to assist countries’ ratification and implementation of the existing West African charter for the sustainable management of mangroves and for its inclusion in the Abidjan Convention. CCLME activities will be implemented in collaboration with Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Conakry and Guinea Bissau.
Reduced fishing pressure
Year: N/A - Value: [see desc]
The development of policies and plans for the sustainable management of transboundary shared stocks of small pelagic fish species have been initiated through demonstration project activities in collaboration with countries, the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC), Wageningen International and the
French Development Agency (AFD).
Establishment of country-specific inter-ministerial committees
Year: N/A - Value: YES
• Multi-sectoral national inter-ministry committees are in the process of being established in all participating countries;

INDICATOR#2 (Functional National Inter-Ministry) [7 National Inter-Ministry established and meet]
So far, three countries have established National Inter-Ministerial Committees (Gambia, Senegal and Guinea). The remaining countries are in the process of establishment.
Regional legal agreements and cooperation frameworks
Year: N/A - Value: YES
UNEP regional seas plus RFMO centered on collaboration UNEP + FAO
Regional Management Institutions
Year: N/A - Value: TBD
INDICATOR#1 (Regional management plans in place to reduce the pressure on marine living resources)
[Concerted sub-regional management policy on minimum conditions for access agreements, management of fishing effort, IUU fishing and implementation of EAF by 2015] [Management guidelines on spawning areas and other critical fisheries habitats developed by end 2013]
Work plans agreed and demonstration projects initiated on the transboundary management of shared small pelagic stocks, and of small migratory species important for coastal artisanal fisheries.

TWAP: Two transboundary arrangements for fisheries (SRFC and CECAF) in the areas within national jurisdiction are closely connected. So are the two arrangements for pollution and biodiversity that fall under the Abidjan Convention. However neither of these pairs appears to be integrated with each other or with the tuna arrangement.
Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis: Agreement on transboundary priorities and root causes
Year: N/A - Value: YES
INDICATOR#1 (Preliminary TDA available and strategy for revision agreed) [Agreement on Priority issues on TDA, TDA published and communicated for management action]
The TDA working group has defined an outline of the TDA document and adopted a strategy for its elaboration. The development of the CCLME Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) was initiated in May 2011 with the organization of a TDA training back to back with the first meeting of the TDA Working Group (16--20 May 2011).
Development of Strategic Action Program (SAP)
Year: N/A - Value: TBD