Regional Workshop on Establishing a Cooperative Mechanism for Protection of Met-Ocean Data and
Tsunami Buoys in the Northern Indian Ocean Region
6 - 7 May 2011
Location of Moored Buoys in the Northern Indian Ocean
Improving Safety and Health of Fishing
A Bay of Bengal Initiative
December 13-14, 2010
Mahabalipuram, Chennai, India
Second Regional Consultation on Preparation of Management Plan for Hilsa Fisheries, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 08-09 February 2010
Second Regional Consultation on Preparation of Management Plan for Hilsa Fisheries, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 08-09 February 2010.
Hilsa is a popular, commercially valuable fish found in the waters of the Bay of Bengal along Bangladesh, India and Myanmar.
Sustainability of the stock is threatened by heavy demand and over-exploitation. The three countries had met in 2008 to chalk out strategies for a management plan for hilsa fisheries within the countries as well as in the region as a whole.
The objective of the Second Regional Consultation is to review progress on hilsa management since then and facilitate preparation of national-level plans and a regional level plan.
The Regional Consultation will be organized in coordination with the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Government of Bangladesh.
Fourth Meeting of the Governing
Council Meeting (M)
6-7 May 2008, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Fourth Meeting of the Governing Council of the BOBP-IGO was held
at the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council, Dhaka, on 6 - 7 May
2008. Representatives of the four member-countries (Bangladesh,
India, Maldives, Sri Lanka) and of the BOBP-IGO attended the GCM,
along with an observer from the WorldFish Center.
The GCM-4 reviewed the activities carried out by the secretariat
during the period April 2007 to March 2008. These activities
Global Project on Safety at Sea for Small-scale
Fisheries implemented by the FAO's Fisheries Industries
Division through the BOBP-IGO;
Fisheries Resource Management Programmes, which include
organization of the Regional Workshop on Monitoring,
Control and Surveillance for Marine Fisheries in the Bay
of Bengal; and two Regional Consultations for
Preparation of Management Plans for Hilsa and Shark
Capacity-Building and Information Services, which
include translation of the Technical Guidelines on
Marine Fisheries of the Code of Conduct for Responsible
Fisheries (CCRF) into Bangla, Dhivehi, Sinhala, Telugu
Publication of theme-based annual calendars, laminated
placards on safety at sea, the quarterly newsletter Bay
of Bengal News, and digitization of the visual archives
of the Organisation, etc.
complimented the secretariat on these activities and suggested that
the Secretariat prepare a mission and vision statement for the next
five years for the BOBP-IGO and place it for approval at the next
meeting of the Governing Council. This should include a strategic
action plan for implementation of the Organization's activities.