Asking for Comments: Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis for the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem 2020

Transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) is a key step in strategic planning for science and ecosystem-based adaptive management of the large marine ecosystems (LMEs). TDA was for the first time conducted in the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) in 2007, and provided the basis for developing the YSLME strategic action programme (SAP) in 2009.   […]

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YSLME Partners Discussed Solutions to Prevent and Control Marine Litter in Weihai

On December 16, the UNDP/GEF YSLME Phase II Project (hereinafter referred to as YSLME II Project) organized a workshop on prevention and control of marine litter in Weihai City of Shandong Province, PR China, in collaboration with Shandong Marine Resources and Environment Institute. Fifteen representatives from Weihai Ocean Development Bureau, Weihai Ecology and Environment Bureau, […]

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LME:LEARN Organized Asian Regional LMEs Workshop in Bali to Improve Data and Information Management

On December 3-5, 2019, the Asian Regional Workshop on Data and Information Management (DIM) was held in Bali of Indonesia hosted by the Regional Capacity Centre for Clean Seas (RC3S) and organized by GEF LME:Learn Project and the PEMSEA. Mr. Dida Migfar Ridha, Director of Coastal and Marine Pollution and Degradation Control of the Ministry […]

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The 4th YSLME Partners Meeting Agreed on Timetable to Adopt the Updated YSLME Strategic Action Programme

One November 28 of 2019, the Fourth Meeting of the Interim Commission Council of UNDP/GEF YSLME Phase II Project held in Jeju of RO Korea reviewed the second draft of the transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) update report and approved the workplan for update the strategic action programme (SAP) of YSLME up to 2030. The meeting […]

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YSLME Releases the Marine Protected Area Network Development Training Toolkit

The UNDP/GEF YSLME Phase II Project releases another training module – designing a network of marine protected areas for the Yellow Sea based on the principles of biophysical connectivity, an MPA network developing training toolkit for use of practitioners within and beyond the Yellow Sea. The training toolkit was compiled by Ms. Rocío Lozano-Knowlton, Executive […]

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UNDP/GEF Supports Reemployment Training of Fishermen Joining the Fishing Vessel Buyback Scheme to Reduce Fishing Efforts in Yellow Sea

On November 11, 2019, Yantai University of PR China launched a course on occupational training in marine ranching and recreational fishery for 60 fishermen from Shandong Province. The training was supported by UNDP/GEF YSLME Phrase II Project in a bid to reduce fishing pressure while ensuring social safeguards of displaced fishermen joining the fishing vessel […]

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YSLME Supports Application of ASC Standards for Flatfish, Bivalves and Abalones to Mariculture Enterprises in Chinese Provinces Bordering the Yellow Sea

Through the UNDP/GEF YSLME Phase II Project, UNOPS partnered with China Aquatic Product Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA) and Qingdao Marine Conservation Society (QMCS) to improve the environmental and social performance of mariculture enterprises in the Yellow Sea. Supported by the Yellow Sea Grant Program (YSGP) of the YSLME II Project, the partnership aims at […]

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UNDP/GEF YSLME Publishes Training Module for Marine Microplastics Monitoring

Microplastics can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed by organisms through the food chain, and therefore may pose great risks to human and environmental health. Developing a monitoring program and standardizing the monitoring protocols will enable data inter-comparability and a better understanding of the status of microplastics in the ocean and sea. With support from UNDP/GEF […]

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