It is part of BOBLME project
VISAKHAPATNAM:The two-day national inception workshop on Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME), which was held here recently, has finalised an action plan for biodiversity conservation in the region with a timeframe.
The workshop attended by delegates from the member-countries was initiated with the objective to improve the management of the marine living resources and the wealth of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem as a whole.
The BOBLME project is a multinational cross-sectioned initiative by India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Maldives, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand to manage the marine living resources of BOBLME in an integrated and sustainable manner.
Chief Executive of National Fisheries Development Board P. Krishnaiah was the chief guest.
A cultural programme hosted by the students of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan won applauds from the participants.
The theme of the programme embodied biodiversity conservation. It was choreographed and directed by K. Venkat China Rao.
Experts including Dr. K. Vijayakumaran, national coordinator, BOBLME, India and Director-General, Fishery Survey of India, Dr. Chris O'Brien, Regional Coordinator, BOBLME, Dr. Rodelf Hermes, Technical Advisor, BOBLME andDr. V.V. Sugan, Deputy Director General, ICAR took part.