Public Awareness, Education and Participation

Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis for the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (2020)

Oceans and seas contribute approximately $3-6 trillion annually to the global economy in terms of the market value of goods and services including fisheries, energy, shipping, tourism, recreational, and mining sectors, as well as non-market ecosystem services such as climate regulation, nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration.

Training Module for Marine Microplastics Monitoring

As early as in 2005, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with financial support from the Global Environment Facility (the GEF) implemented a regional international waters project entitled Reducing Environmental Stress in the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME). Five Regional Working Groups consisting of Chinese and Korean experts conducted transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) of state of pollution, biodiversity and ecosystems, fisheries, socioeconomics and governance of the YSLME.

Training Module for Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture in PR China

FAO estimates that 79 percent of fisheries are either fully exploited, overexploited or depleted, with only a small number having the chance to recover from depletion. Global marine capture fishery production has declined by 1.6 per cent from 2006 to 2011. During the same period, marine aquaculture production increased by 20.6 per cent. Overfishing and depletion of wild fishery stocks and increasing global demand for seafood from aquaculture determines that the role of mariculture in seafood supply will be critical in the years to come.

Ocean Yearbook 34

The recent publication "Local Contributions to Global Sustainable Development Agenda: Case Studies in Integrated Coastal Management in the East Asian Seas Region" is a milestone in dedicated regional efforts to developing, testing, and implementing integrated coastal management (ICM) in several countries of the East Asian Seas region (hereafter the EAS region).

Adaptation and Learning in Coastal Management: the Experience of Five East African Initiatives

<p>This article explores principles of adaptive, learning-based resource management and their practical application in coastal management projects in East Africa. The principles of feedback and adjustment, experimentation, and carefully guided participatory processes that capture widespread knowledge are used to describe the experience of five projects in Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique. The findings are drawn from a variety of sources, including site visits and interviews.

Education and Training in Integrated Coastal Management: Lessons from the International Arena

<p>The market for education and training in integrated coastal area management is considered, taking due account of integrated management, economic sectors and the regional dimension. Course outputs are then dealt with, including relationships with students, coastal management organisations, and objectives and structure of courses. Infrastructure requirements are evaluated in terms of pure academic and applied approaches, noting the three types of institution involved; and knowledge base and skills characteristics. The Mediterranean context is briefly discussed.</p>

Community-Based Coastal Resources Management in Indonesia: Examples and Initial Lessons from North Sulawesi

<p>Proyek Pesisir (Coastal Resources Management Project – Indonesia), a cooperative initiative of the government of Indonesia and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has been working for 18 months in the province of North Sulawesi to establish effective models of participatory and community-based coastal resources management. Many of the issues in the province, and models being established through this project, pertain to the management of coral reefs which remain in good to excellent condition, although threatened from destructive and unsustainable use practices.

Participatory coastal resource assessment training guide

<p>This training manual has been developed in the Philippines, but could be adapted to suit Pacific Island communities. It is a Participatory Coastal Resource Assessment Training Guide intended for 3-4 trainers to work through with communities and other stakeholders. Day-by-day instructions are provided for the trainers beginning with introducing the participants to the concept of coastal resource management and carrying out some initial participatory activities on the current state of the coastal area.

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