CLME Governance Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis
Abstract: This report addresses the governance aspects of udpating the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis for the CLME Project. The importance of having an effective governance regime in place to address the sustainability of the living marine resources of the WCR was identified during the project development phase of the CLME Project as the principal driver underpinning the actions to be taken in the full Project. It provides an overview of the governance issues identified in the preliminary TDA, then reviews the Large Marine Ecosystems Governance Framework that was developed for and adopted by the project as a basis for the project design. Next the report reviews advances in ocean governance thinking globally and regionally that should assist the project to move forward. Finally, the report considers how the original governance perspective, as well as the subsequent advances in ocean governance, can be incorporated into the new orientation towards a fishery ecosystem-based approach to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date approach to governance for the CLME Project.