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.
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).
SUPPORT TO TOURISM
e.g. MPA branding, UW attractions, visitor centre, etc.
MANAGEMENT AND REVENUE MECHANISM
e.g. marketing & business plans, user fee collection, innovative financial instruments, etc.
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.