Thursday, November 28, 2013

Filling the information gap for successful Marine Spatial Planning

27 November, Steve Pognowski, Marine Spatial Planning, Suva Fiji - Obstacles in conveying the benefits to communities of Marine Spatial Planning and possible solutions formed a key part of third day workshop discussions at the University of South Pacific, Suva, Fiji on Wednesday 27 November.

“A regional approach for spatial planning is interesting because many issues like biodiversity and human activities are not limited to national jurisdiction. It should strengthen cooperation and integrated management,” said François Gauthiez, French Marine Protected Areas Agency.

“The activities under this project will support key priorities under the Oceanscape framework, working towards a balanced marine management approach for sustainable development, management and conservation,” said Tim Carruthers, SPREP Marine and Coastal Advisor.

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and French Marine Protected Areas Agency (AAMP) are the main partners in the new programme, which is funded by the European Commission (BEST-2013).

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