SAP Strategy 3 - Establish and operationalise a regional policy coordination mechanism for ocean governance, with initial focus on shared Living Marine Resources

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3.1 Decide upon and establish an interim coordination mechanism amongst the regional sub-arrangements for sustainable fisheries and for the protection of the marine environmentYESICM SecretariatCompletedLowIn July 2017 the CLME+ SAP Interim Coordination Mechanism became established as the 5th out of 8 Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGO's) that originally pledged to work together towards enhanced, better coordinated ocean governance in the Wider Caribbean Region signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The CLME+ PCU was appointed as the Interim Secretariat. By the end of 2017, all 8 Parties had signed the MOU. The CLME+ SAP ICM had its most recent meeting in August 2019. The next meeting is scheduled to take place on 17 September 2019. The Chair of the ICM lies with UNESCO IOC18-Aug-19CLME+
3.2 Evaluate all options and propose a permanent policy coordination mechanism with a clear mandate which is financially sustainable, geographically inclusive and politically acceptable and which takes into account the principle of subsidiarity (this may include the identification of appropriate reforms)YESICM SecretariatGood progressMediumA second Regional Consultation was held in July/August 2019 on the proposed options (mandate/form/functions,...) for a Permanent Coordination Mechanism for Ocean Governance in the Wider Caribbean, and associated Sustainable Financing Plan. A further fine-tuned Proposal Document will be shared with the CLME+ countries by November 2019. A decision on the Permanent Coordination Mechanism is expected to be obtained at the March 2020 CLME+ Project Steering Committee Meeting19-Aug-19CLME+
3.3 Adopt and operationalise the permanent regional policy coordination mechanism for shared Living Marine Resources (sLMR) governanceNOICM SecretariatNot started/initiatedLow19-Aug-19CLME+
3.3 Adopt and operationalise the permanent regional policy coordination mechanism for shared Living Marine Resources (sLMR) governanceNOICM SecretariatNot started/initiatedLow19-Aug-19
3.4 Develop and adopt a regional policy for data and information harmonization and sharing
3.5 Develop and coordinate integrated and sectoral research strategies in support of the implementation of broader ocean governance in the region, with a short and medium term focus on sLMR managementYESGCFIModerate progressLowCLME+ Project Co-executing partner the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute is responsible for the development of the "Science and Research Serving Effective Ocean Governance in the Wider Caribbean Region" otherwise known as the Research Agenda. Significant work has been undertaken on the Pollution Agenda reviewed by both UN Environment CEP and the PCU. The Fisheries Research Agenda was shared with the PCU for review during the 2nd quarter of 2019. Work is ongoing on the Habitats Research Agenda. It is anticipated that all three elements of the Agenda will be pulled together and be completed by April 2020.24-Jul-19
3.5 Develop and coordinate integrated and sectoral research strategies in support of the implementation of broader ocean governance in the region, with a short and medium term focus on sLMR managementNOGCFI
3.5 Develop and coordinate integrated and sectoral research strategies in support of the implementation of broader ocean governance in the region, with a short and medium term focus on sLMR managementNOGCFIGood progressLowFourth version of the Pollution Research Agenda was shared with the PCU for review in July 2019. Previous versions of the agenda have been reviewed by CLME+ PCU and UN Environment, which have the responsibility for addressing LBSP in the WCR through the LBS Protocol24-Jul-19
3.5 Develop and coordinate integrated and sectoral research strategies in support of the implementation of broader ocean governance in the region, with a short and medium term focus on sLMR managementNOGCFIModerate progressLowDraft version of the Fisheries Research Agenda shared with CLME+ PCU for review. It was reviewed and comments and suggestions sent back to GCFI for revision.24-Jul-19
3.5 Develop and coordinate integrated and sectoral research strategies in support of the implementation of broader ocean governance in the region, with a short and medium term focus on sLMR managementNOOECS
3.6 Develop and coordinate integrated and sectoral sustainable financing strategies for the cost-effective implementation of broader ocean governance in the region, with a short and medium term focus on sLMR governanceYESICM SecretariatModerate progressHigh19-Aug-19CLME+
3.6 Develop and coordinate integrated and sectoral sustainable financing strategies for the cost-effective implementation of broader ocean governance in the region, with a short and medium term focus on sLMR governanceNOUNEP CEP
3.7 Facilitate the preparation of data and information products and the uptake of monitoring and research outputs by (sub)regional and national science-policy interfaces
3.3 Adopt and operationalise the permanent regional policy coordination mechanism for shared Living Marine Resources (sLMR) governanceOECS

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