Background

LONG-TERM TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO MPAs

MANAGEMENT FOR MPAs

Project Management Office to improve both MPA environmental management and entrepreneurial skills

Blue finance and partners can provide expertise and capacity building to local co-management entities to improve their effectiveness in the following MPA activities:

IMPROVEMENT AND MONITORING OF THE HEALTH OF MARINE HABITATS

e.g. sustainable fisheries, water quality, tourism carrying capacity, reef restoration, etc.

Regular marine ecosystem monitoring

COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

e.g. patrolling, zoning, etc.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND LIVELIHOOD ENHANCEMENT

e.g. awareness campaigns and creation of new income generating activities, mainly with 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 plan, business plan, user fee collection, innovative instruments, etc.

MPA user fees

SUPPORT MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING PROCESSES

MPAs shall have clear marine spaces zoned 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.

Marine Spatial Plan (@ Blue-halo)