Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Bay of Bengal Programme -
Inter-Governmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO)?
The Bay of Bengal Programme or the BOBP as it is popularly known is
an Inter-Governmental Organisation (IGO) set up by an agreement,
presently signed by four countries - Bangladesh,
Sri Lanka. The IGO was formally set up on 26 April 2003 and
discussions are continuing with other countries on the rim
of the Bay of Bengal (Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia) for their
participation in the IGO.
What is the role of BOBP-IGO?
The BOBP-IGO is mandated to enhance cooperation among member
countries, other countries and organisations in the region and
provide technical and management advisory services for sustainable
coastal fisheries development and management in the Bay of Bengal
region. To fulfil this role, BOBP-IGO has chalked out programmes/
activities for implementation in the coming years (click here to see
How does the BOBP-IGO function?
The Headquarters of the Organisation are located at Chennai, Tamil
Presently, a small team comprising the Director a.i. (Dr Yugraj
Singh Yadava) and the Publication Officer (Mr
S Jayaraj) is managing the
Secretariat. The Governing Council of the BOBP-IGO, with members
drawn from the Focal Ministry in the member countries is under
constitution. The Secretariat operates under the policies set by the Governing
How can I access BOBP-IGO publication and
other information on the Bay of Bengal region?
The BOBP-IGO publications and software are listed in this website
along with their prices. The BOBP-IGO Focal Points and Fisheries
Research and Educational Institutions are entitled to receive the
publications free of cost. For more details contact at the following
Bay of Bengal Programme
Post Box No 1054
91, Saint Mary's Road
Chennai - 600 018
Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: # 91-44-24936188, 24936294; Fax: # 91-44-24936102