Project Management Office for MPAs

PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICES ESTABLISHED IN-COUNTRY TO ASSIST WITH ENTREPRENEURIAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SKILLS

 

Blue finance and partners can provide expertise and capacity building to local MPAs in the following fields:

IMPROVEMENT AND MONITORING OF MARINE HABITAT HEALTH

e.g. sustainable fishing & tourism, water quality improvements, strengthening reef resilience, etc.

Regular marine ecosystem monitoring

COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

e.g. development of enforcement management plans, effective patrolling, pro-active surveillance by communities, informed rangers

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND LIVELIHOOD ENHANCEMENT

e.g. awareness campaigns and creation of new income generating activities (primarily fishers).

Working with and for fishers

SUPPORT TO TOURISM

e.g. MPA branding, UW attractions, visitor centre, etc.

Hi-tech and innovative edutainment visitor centre @ Formula-d & Blue finance

MANAGEMENT AND REVENUE MECHANISM

e.g. marketing & business plans, user fee collection, innovative financial instruments, etc.

MPA user fees

SUPPORT MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING PROCESSES

MPAs should have clear zonation for different sustainable activities. Zones might include conservation, recreation and priority fishing for example; with different management objectives, but all based on ensuring the health of marine ecosystems.