CLME+ SAP endorsed by French Minister

May 10, 2017 –  The 10-year CLME+ Strategic Action Programme (SAP) was endorsed yesterday by the French Minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Mrs. Segolene Royal.  The CLME+ SAP (2015-2025) aims at achieving the sustainable management of shared Living Marine Resources in the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (the CLME+ region), and is supportive of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal SDG14.

The endorsement by the French Minister is reflective of France’s strong commitment towards sustainable management and protection of the marine environment in the CLME+, region in which 5 of its overseas territories are located: Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana (French departments), and Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy (overseas collectivities).

To date, the CLME+ SAP has been endorsed by a total of 35 Ministers representing 25 countries and 6 overseas territories: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, France (with 6 overseas territories in the CLME+ region), Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat (UK overseas territory), Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States of America.

CLME+ SAP Endorsements