FISHERIES AND BIODIVERSITY
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES OF JAPAN
Date and Time
21 October 2010 18:15 - 19:45
The purpose of this event is to share the information on the most recent status of marine protected areas and other coastal conservation activities in Japan. Discussion will be made on governance mechanisms and socio-economic incentives behind several good practices. The role of coastal fishing communities is critical for the management of marine protected areas in Japan. Traditional, scientific, technical and technological knowledge of such local communities will be also the subject of the discussion. Sharing this information among COP 10 participants would directly contribute to pursuing the recommendations, adopted by the 14th meeting of SBSTTA held in Nairobi 10-21 May 2010, which encouraged Parties “to establish and/or strengthen a range of governance types for long term appropriate management of marine protected areas and to incorporate good governance principles (Para 21 of XIV/4)”. Applicability of the Japanese practices to other countries would be also assessed in an effort to facilitate integrated management of marine resources and the implementation of marine and coastal spatial instruments.