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Written by Chris Paterson   
Wednesday, 15 November 2006

Training Course on Management Models and Strategies for Coral Reef and Seagrass Ecosystems

The Regional Scientific and Technical Committee recommended that a Training Course on Management Models and Strategies for Coral Reef and Seagrass Ecosystems be held as part of the South China Sea Training Programme.

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Desired Content 

The Desired Content for this Course includes:

  • Coral reefs/seagrass resource assessment and monitoring;
  • Resource management models (e.g., marine parks, marine protected areas, fisheries refugia);
  • Socio-economic aspects of coral reef/seagrass management (policies & guidelines, local and national legislation, economic valuation, socio-cultural assessment);
  • Habitat rehabilitation (transplantation, artificial seagrass);
  • Supplemental income generation and financing (e.g., invertebrate and seaweed culture, sea ranching, ecotourism development); and
  • IEC initiatives (print, radio, TV).

Duration of Regional Training Course

2 weeks (29th October - 12th November)

Duration of National Seminars

1-2 days (November 2007-March 2008)

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Reports of the Regional Working Groups

The Regional Working Groups on Coral Reefs and Seagrass have recently considered and commented on the desired content for this training course. They also commented on potential participants, possible implementing entities, and how materials prepared by the group can be used as resource materials in this training course. Proponents are encouraged to review the reports of the recent meetings of these working groups:

 
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