UNDP/GEF Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) Phase II Project
The Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) Project aims at ecosystem-based, environmentally-sustainable management and use of the YSLME and its watershed by reducing development stress and promoting sustainable exploitation of the ecosystem from a densely populated, heavily urbanized, and industrialized semi-enclosed shelf sea.
The focus of the YSLME Project on sustainable fisheries management and reducing stress to the ecosystem provides an opportunity for exploring how this GEF Project can further national and regional commitments to certain international conventions and agreements, such as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, and the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA).
In order to achieve the objectives, the purpose of this Project will be to prepare a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA), National Action Plans (NAPs), and a regional Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Yellow Sea. This Project will also initiate and facilitate the implementation of the SAP. The SAP will consist of a series of legal, policy and institutional reforms and investments to address the priority transboundary issues identified in the TDA/SAP/NAP formulation process.