Events and News
Meeting and Workshop on National Strategic Action Programme (NASP)
Date: 22 - 23 February 2016
Two days meeting discussed about the National Strategic Action Programme (NSAP), worshop for the NSAP implementadion, and PIF Form Finalization among the agencies involved under the BOBLME SAP. This meeting finalized Malaysian comments for the Final Terminal Evaluation Report by FAO. Furthermore, the meeting appointed new members for the National Task Force in order to strenghten the implementation of NSAP BOBLME. The meeting also appointed Focal Point from related ministry and agencies for a better communcation in implementing NSAP and RSAP (Regional RSAP - project based).
Phase II - New project proposal guideline and forms.14 January 2016 - All researchers from research institute and universities are invited to join 2nd phase of the project. Please read more for the guidelines and project proposal forms.
The 7th Project Steering Committee, Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project
Date: 16 - 17 November 2015
Date: 08 Sept - 12 Sept 2014
Project Steering Committee Meeting
Date: 08 Sept - 12 Sept 2014
MALAYSIA MOVING TOWARD AN ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO FISHERIES
Date: 23 July 2013
Malaysia is taking another positive step towards its endeavor to implement Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) in its management of capture fisheries.
BOBLME Project Background
Situated in the tropics, the Bay of Bengal (BoB) is one of the highly productive water bodies in the world. This large marine ecosystem (LME) is bordered by Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The bay is not only the largest in the world in size but possibly also has the highest resource-dependancy ratio. Owing to the rapid population growth, increased industrialization in the BoB region, the LME is now bearing unprecedented pressure on its environmental services-exploitation of fisheries resources and as a sink for pollutant emanating from land-based anthtopogenic activities. The ecological health of this LME is continually declining and it is now questionable if it can sustain the rapid development of the countries using it. Although, the eight countries bordering the BoB have multiple legislations to maintain the ecosystem health, lack of enforcement, weak coordination amongst various agenciesresponsible for the implementation of the legislation and resource constraints have together minimized their efficiency.
The objective of the BOBLME (Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem) Project is to coordinate these national dan regional efforts and substantiate it further by providing critical assessment of coastal/marine habitat and establishing a sustainable institutional arrangement of regional level for carrying out the activities in a timely manner.
One of the two major outputs of the BOBLME Project is to produce an agreed Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) that identifies and prioritizes the major transboundary environmental concerns in the BoB. This is perquisite to other major output expected from the Project – the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) that will address and remediate these concerns and will also ensure the long-term institutional and financial sustainability of the BOBLME Project.
The TDA is a scientific and technical assessment method through which the water-related environmental issues and problems of a region are identified and quantified, their causes analyzed and their impacts-environmental and economic, assessed.
Owing to the inception of the project in Malaysia having been delayed for the past one and half years , it seems appropriate to conduct the stakeholders’ consultation on the Regional Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis document, as developed by consultants to the project, to be discussed in further details during this time.