Caribbean Sea Management Agencies strive to improve level of collaboration during Miami meeting

May 24, 2017

We are working as UN Environment Caribbean Environment Programme to support countries in the Wider Caribbean to achieve objectives of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Strategic Action Programme (CLME+ SAP) (2015-2025).

The goal of this long-term programme is to achieve 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 on oceans.

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.

The CLME+ Project is a 5-year project (2015-2020) implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and co-financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

It assists participating countries from two large marine ecosystems (LMEs) in improving the management of their shared Living Marine Resources through an Ecosystem-Based Management  approach:

  • the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem
  • the North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem

For more information on CLME+, please visit

The agenda for the meeting can be downloaded here.