The UK-Gulf Marine Environment Partnership (GMEP) Programme

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Cefas is working with partner organisations in the Gulf to address the challenges of marine environmental management by strengthening regulation, developing the knowledge-base to inform management, and building capacity for long-term sustainable management. The programme will enable Gulf Cooperation Council states to sustainably use their significant marine resources and realise the potential of their marine-based economies.

Enable Gulf Cooperation Council states to sustainably use their significant marine resources and realise the potential of their marine-based economies.

Gulf states have significant marine resources and potential to develop their marine-based economies, but face challenges in maximising sustainable social and economic benefits from their marine environment. Whilst each country has specific national priorities for managing their marine environment, there are also many common challenges across the region.

The UK-Gulf Marine Environment Partnership (UK-GMEP) Programme enables Cefas to work with partner organisations in the Gulf to address the challenges of marine environmental management by strengthening regulation, developing the knowledge-base to inform management, and building capacity for long-term sustainable management.