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18-19 Jan: BOBLME Workshop on the status of marine managed areas in the Bay of Bengal
  • :2011-01-18 To 2011-01-19
  • :Penang, Malaysia
  • :Participated by ICSF

The Project is currently finishing a status report on Marine Managed Areas in the Bay of Bengal. This report constitutes a major input for the planned workshop which, in turn, will provide a key contribution to the BOBLME Project by providing a venue for discussion of the status review report findings, identifying gaps in MMA networks, and areas where design, data collection and
management can be strengthened and harmonized.

21 Oct: Getting it right: Incorporating social aspects into MPA planning and implementation
  • :2010-10-21 To 2010-10-21
  • :Room 234A, Building 2-3rd Floor, Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

A side-event organized by ICSF, at the tenth Conference of Parties meeting to the CBD.

18-29 Oct: Tenth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the CBD
  • :2010-10-18 To 2010-10-29
  • :Nagoya, Japan

The tenth COP will review the implementation of the programme of work on protected areas.

10-21 May: 14th Meeting of SBSTTA of CBD
  • :2010-05-10 To 2010-05-21
  • :Nairobi, Kenya

The 14th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) will look at the review of implementation of the programme of work on protected areas

03-05 Nov: Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Review of Implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas
  • :2009-11-03 To 2009-11-05
  • :Bogota, Colombia
  • :Participated by ICSF

Regional workshop in Latin America

12-15 Oct: Regional Workshop for Asia and the Pacific on the Review of Implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas
  • :2009-10-12 To 2009-10-15
  • :Dehradun, India

Regional workshop in Asia

06-09 Oct: Regional Workshop for Africa on the Review of Implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas
  • :2009-10-06 To 2009-10-09
  • :Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
  • :Participated by ICSF

Regional workshop to discuss the implementation of the programme of work on protected areas

20-24 May: International marine conservation congress (IMCC) and 2nd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 2)
  • :2009-05-20 To 2009-05-24
  • :George Mason University, Virginia, USA

The IMCC will be an interdisciplinary meeting that will engage natural and social scientists, managers, policy-makers, and the public. The goal of the IMCC is to put conservation science into practice through public and media outreach and the development of science-based deliverables (e.g., policy briefs, blue ribbon position papers) that will be used to drive policy change and implementation.

16 Mar -03 Apr: Towards participatory fisheries governance
  • :2009-03-16 To 2009-04-03
  • :Wageningen, The Netherlands

In this training course cases of fisheries co-management will be analysed to determine the conditions for success. The implications of choosing for this approach will be examined, and the toolbox available to the fisheries manager to regulate fishing effort will be discussed.

Government-led, centralised fisheries management has only been successful in some large-scale fisheries. It has seldom been successfully applied in small-scale fisheries, particulary not in countries with a large small-scale fishing sector and with limited means and manpower for management. A greater role of resource users in design, implementation and enforcement of fishing management regulations (the co-management approach) has been advocated as a way forward.

09-12 Feb: Marine ecosystems: Challenges and opportunities - MESOS 09- International symposium
  • :2009-02-09 To 2009-02-12
  • :Kerala, India

The diversity and productivity of marine ecosystems are important to human survival and well-being. These habitats provide us with a rich source of food, medicine and income, and support species that serve as animal feed, fertilizers for crops, additives in foods and cosmetics. Hence, sustainability of these fragile ecosystems should be our primary concern. It is now well known that increased human activities such as fishing, shipping, coastal development, pollution and introduction of exotic species have caused considerable damage and pose a serious threat.