Report of the interactive workshop on lessons learnt and best practices for enhancing governance of African large Marine ecosystems: 17-19 December 2014 Douala, Cameroon
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The meeting proposed seven AFRM Working Groups and developed their terms of reference: I. Policy, Governance and Institutions, II. Sustainable Aquaculture Development, III. Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS), IV. Fish trade and market promotion, V. Small-scale fisheries Development VI. Finance & Investment and VII. Human Capacity Development. Memberships for the various proposed Working Groups were also suggested. The meeting also reviewed the terms of reference of the principal policy organs of the AFRM, which are the Executive Committee, Advisory Council and CAMFA Secretariat.
DescriptionA continental technical workshop on “Enhancing governance of African Large Marine Ecosystems” was organised by the African Union- Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) in line with the provisions of the currently implemented Fisheries Governance Project. The workshop was held in Hotel La Falaise, Douala, Cameronn from the 17 to 19 December 2014 and was attended by 25 participants including individuals or institutions that have been closely involved in GEF-World Bank supported Large Marine Ecosystem (LMEs) projects in Africa, acclaimed experts or institutions in marine fisheries and some selected relevant AU member states with some reasonable record of improved governance in their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) or issues to worthy of discussion. The meeting outcomes were lessons learnt, best practices and action plans with clear roadmap for improving management and governance of LMEs.
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