Volume 72

Introducing the Caribbean Node of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML-Caribe)

Ali, F; R, Glazer; C. Corbin
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Date: November, 2019

Pages: 9-Jul

Event: Proceedings of the Seventy-Two Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Punta Cana

Country: Dominican Republic


The Global Partnership on Marine Litter - Caribbean Node (GPML-Caribe) was formed in 2015 and represents a partnership among national and regional organisations, governments, research and technical agencies, and individuals, that work together to reduce the quantity and impact of marine litter in coastal zones of the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR). The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) and the Secretariat for the Cartagena Convention (UNEP-CEPfult) are the co-hosts of the GPML-Caribe. GPML-Caribe is focused on supporting national and regional marine litter projects whilst also promoting national policy and legal reforms. Through the support and development of marine litter related projects, a dedicated webpage (www.gpml-caribe.org), social media platforms, factsheets, an email distribution list, and sharing of information on new grant opportunities, GPML-Caribe strives to be the coordinating force that unifies national and regional actions to achieve the overall goal of reducing and managing marine litter in the WCR. GPML-Caribe has enlisted marine litter experts to develop a marine litter-monitoring manual and to assist with the development of a Regional Marine Litter Management Strategy. This strategy will help to identify priority actions which could be used as the basis for developing new project proposals and assist in resource mobilisation efforts. It will further support the implementation of the Regional Action Plan for Marine Litter Management in the Wider Caribbean Region (RAPMaLi) and implementation of the Protocol on Land Based Sources of Pollution (LBS Protocol).

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