Coastal Contamination Prevention and Sustainable Fisheries Management

Project Summary

The project objectives are to promote the conservation of biodiversity along the Patagonia coastline and to protect the Patagonia Shelf large marine ecosystem through the prevention and mitigation of coastal pollution and the sustainable management of fisheries resources. To achieve this goal, the project’s components would strengthen institutions and implement priority investments to: (a) address the threats from land-based contamination in the Patagonia coastal area; (b) improve fisheries management policy to prevent overharvesting in the large marine ecosystem, which is adversely affecting marine and coastal biodiversity; and (c) safeguard coastal and marine biodiversity from accident and pollution risks resulting from increased commercial traffic, which carry hazardous substances. The main project outputs are the establishment of an integrated, operational strategy for coastal pollution management; the design and installation of an electronic marine information infrastructure; and the development and implementation of a sustainable fisheries management program.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Government of Argentina (GOA) Secretariat of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (SRNyDS)
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,350,000 USD
Co-financing Total
28,410,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 37,110,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
26 Apr 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
26 Nov 1997
Concept Approved
30 Mar 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
31 May 2001
Project closed
30 Jun 2008