BOBP is a Regional Fisheries Advisory Body (RFAB) of the countries bordering the Bay of Bengal region. It serves as the think tank on transboundary and contemporary national issues of the member countries concerning fisheries management.

We, at BOBP, are committed to accelerate the transformation of the fisheries sector of this region towards real-time, evidence-driven and ecosystem-based management, leveraging our global knowledge networks and effective partnership with the national governments and their constituent research and academic institutions.

Dr P Krishnan

Director

Bay of Bengal Inter-Governmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO)

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The BOBP-IGO undertakes policy research on national and international fisheries and environmental issues to inform and shape sustainable fisheries management in the region. If interested to join Bay of Bengal Policy Research Group (BOBPRG), a transdisciplinary team of experts please register here.

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