Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem

Project Summary

The project will develop an agreed strategic action program for the sustainable management of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine(LME) Ecosystem. The executing agency (FAO) would work with the 7 governments to address transboundary marine resources issues along the coast of this LME. During preparation, some opportunities for World Bank financing may arise to address the key issues. Among them would be land-based sources of marine pollution, artisanal fisheries versus commercial fisheries, habitat conservation and restoration, and potentially ICM stratgeies for adapting to extreme climatic events that devaste coastal communities.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Food and Agriculture Organization
Executing Agencies
FAO,Bangladesh Fisheries Research Inst, India Dept. Animal Husbandry & Dairying (Fisheries Unit), Indonesia Direct Gen Capture Fisheries, Maldives Marine Research Ctr, Malaysia Marine Research Ctr, Myanmar Dept Fisheries, (see remarks section)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
349,800 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,082,100 USD
Co-financing Total
18,911,400 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,151,640 USD
Total Cost 31,343,300.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
14 Sep 1997
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
30 Jun 2008
Project closed
31 Dec 2015