Workshop on Linking Global and Regional Levels in the Management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

The Global Ocean Forum (GOF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in special cooperation with the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) and the project partners of the Global Environment Facility/Food and Agriculture Organization/Global Ocean Forum Project on Strengthening Global Capacity to Effectively Manage ABNJ, as part of the GEF/FAO Program on Global Sustainable Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (“Common Oceans”) ( will be hosting a Workshop on Linking Global and Regional Levels in the Management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction from the 17th to 20th of February, 2015.

This workshop will foster an open and constructive policy dialogue for supporting national, regional, and global processes in place (formal and informal) in enhancing ecosystem approaches to the management of ABNJ, by bringing together representatives from all sectors with expertise, knowledge and experience in ABNJ issues including: global, regional, and national decision-makers; representatives from the fishing, shipping, and other industries operating in ABNJ; UN delegates; intergovernmental organizations; non-governmental organizations; participants in the Common Oceans Program (see; policy experts; legal scholars; and academics, to address major topics including: the importance of ABNJ; major uses and issues in ABNJ; experiences, priorities, and opportunities at the regional level: South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Pacific, North Atlantic, and Mediterranean; advancing regional management of ABNJ; and drawing lessons learned and charting directions.

For more information, please find a flyer of our workshop linked here or contact:

Mr. Marco Boccia (

Dr. Miriam Balgos (

*Please note that registration is now closed.

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