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Detail of GEF Project #3410

GEF Project ID3410
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NamePiloting of an Ecosystem-based Approach to Uruguayan Coastal Fisheries
CountryUruguay
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2; 8
Strategic ProgramBD-2; BD-4
PIF Approval Date2007-12-13
PPG Approval Date2008-05-19
Approval Date2009-10-21
Project StatusUnder Implementation
GEF AgencyFAO
Executing AgencyNational Direction of National Institute of Fisheries
DescriptionThe goal of the proposed “Ecosystem-based Approach to Living Aquatic Resources Management” Medium Size Project (MSP) is to transform the utilization of Uruguay’s fisheries resources into sustainable production systems through the integration of ecosystem-related principles and concepts into national legal and planning frameworks that in turn, would contribute to a reduction in the loss of biodiversity and an increase in social well-being. The proposed development objective (PDO) is to contribute to the sustainable development of the country’s fisheries through: (i) reorganization and modernization of DINARA’s institutional structure; (ii) implementation of a robust system of fisheries management based on the application of an ecosystem based approach to fisheries (EAF) and best available knowledge; and (iii) development of a National Plan for the Development and Management of Artisanal Fisheries in Uruguay (NPDMAF) to include new institutional management arrangements (co-management). The proposed MSP’s global environmental objective (GEO) is to reduce impacts on ecosystem “health” and contribute to increases in the conservation of biodiversity through promoting a shift in Uruguay’s management of its coastal fisheries from an approach focused on single-species to one that reflects ecosystem-based fishery management (EAF) principles. The MSP is proposed as a project that will be fully “blended” with Uruguay’s on-going National Fisheries Modernization Program (NFMP).
PPG Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
950,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,800,000 USD
Project Cost
2,800,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
95,000 USD
GEF Project Grant (CEO Appr.)
950,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Appr.)
2,782,200 USD
Project Cost (CEO Appr.)
3,782,200 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Appr.)
95,000 USD
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