Protection of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME)

Project Summary

To enable the countries of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem to address priority transboundary concerns on declining fisheries, associated biodiversity and water quality through governance reforms, investments and management programs. The long-term environmental goal of the CCLME program is to reverse the degradation of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem caused by over-fishing, habitat modification and changes in water quality by adoption of an ecosystem-based management approach.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Food and Agriculture Organization
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
340,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,090,000 USD
Co-financing Total
17,805,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
879,000 USD
Total Cost 26,235,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Nov 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
26 Aug 2003
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
27 Apr 2009
Project closed
01 Sep 2015