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France joins the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME+) Project
by Ministry of the Ecological and Solidary Transition (Government)
France hosted the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Cartagena Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region from 13 to 17 March 2017 in Cayenne, French Guiana.

To further stimulate the work of the Convention, and enhance regional coordinated action towards the protection of unique marine systems of the Wider Caribbean region, France recently joined the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME+) Project which assists participating countries from two large marine ecosystems (theCaribbean Large Marine Ecosystem and the North Brazil ShelfLarge Marine Ecosystem )in improving the management of their shared living marine resources through an ecosystem-based approach.

Through its collaboration in the LCME+ five-year project (2015-2020), and in its capacity of the Cartagena COP Presidency for the next two years, France should be in a position to further contribute to enhancing the communication, cooperation and coordination of actions between the countries and territories concerned.

France therefore intends to finalize its collaborative arrangements with the CLME+ during the second half of 2017.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
December 2017
France to specify its in-kind commitments to the CLME+ programme
December 2017
Nomination by France of a focal point for the CLME+ programme
January 2018
Participation by France to CLME+ regional meetings
May 2017
France joined the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem + Project
In-kind contribution
Basic information
Time-frame: May 2017 - December 2018
Other partners of the CLME+ projet in the Caribbean
Ocean Basins
  • South Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
QUEMENER Jean-Marie, Head, International Cooperation Unit, jean-marie.quemener@developpement-durable.gouv.fr,
Ministry of the Ecological and Solidary Transition, Tour Sequoia, 92055 La Defense, France
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