LME:LEARN - Large Marine Ecosystems

Active LME and Related Project Stakeholders

GLOBAL

Ballast Water

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

Fredrik HAAG 
Technical Officer, Office for the London Convention/Protocol and Ocean Affairs, International Maritime Organization
United Kingdom 
Email: fhaag@imo.org

Jose Matheickal
Chief Technical Advisor 
United Kingdom 
E-mail: jmatheic(at)imo.org 

John Alonso
Principal Project Assistant 
United Kingdom 
E-mail: jalonso@imo.org 

REGIONAL

Bay of Bengal LME / Indonesian Seas

BAY OF BENGAL LARGE MARINE ECOSYSTEM (BOBLME) PROJECT 

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO) 

Susana Siar
Fishery Industry Officer
Email: Susana.Siar(at)fao.org
www.boblme.org 

Benguala Current LME 

BENGUELA CURRENT CONVENTION

Hashali Hamukuaya
Executive Secretary
E-mail: hashali(at)benguelacc.org

Canary Current LME 

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO) 

Birane Sambe
Regional Co-ordinator for the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem
E-mail: Birane.Sambe(at)fao.org

Caribbean Sea LME

CARIBBEAN SEA LARGE MARINE ECOSYSTEM + PROJECT (CLME+) 

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PROJECT SERVICES

Patrick Debels
GEF-UNDP-UNOPS Regional Project Manager
E-mail: patrickd(at)unops.org

INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES MARINAS Y COSTERAS JOSE BENITO VIVES DE ANDREIS 

Francisco ARIAS-ISAZA 
General Director
Santa Marta Magdalena Colombia 
Email: fariasis(at)invemar.org.co

East Asian Seas LMEs

LME-EA SCALING UP PARTNERSHIP INVESTMENTS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LARGE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS OF EAST ASIA AND THEIR COASTS

PRIORITY ACTIONS PROGRAMME REGIONAL ACTIVITY CENTRE (PEMSEA)

Stephen Adrian ROSS 
Executive Director
Quezon City, Philippines
Email: saross(at)pemsea.org

Guinea Current LME 

ABIDJAN CONVENTION 

Abou Bamba 
Executive Secretary 
Email: Abou.Bamba(at)un.org

Mediterranean Sea LME 

UNEP MEDITERRANEAN ACTION PLAN-BARCELONA CONVENTION SECRETARIAT

Gaetano Leone
Coordinator  
Email: gaetano.leone(at)un.org 

Lorenzo Galbiati
Project Manager - UN Environment/MAP Coordinating Unit (MAP-MEDU)
E-mail: lorenzo.galbiati(at)un.org

Red Sea LME

REGIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ENVIRONMENT IN THE RED SEA AND GULF OF ADEN (PERSGA)

Prof. Ziad Abu-Ghararah

Secretary General 
Saudi Arabia 
E-mail: ziad(at)persga.org 

Bashar Al Batained
PERSGA Regional Monitoring Program Coordinator 
Emailbashar.bataineh@persga.org

Engr Islam Taha 
Information Technology Specialist 
Saudi Arabia 
E-mail: islam.taha(at)persga.org 

Dr. Ahmed Khalil
Coordinator for PERSGA Living Marine Resources and Climate Change Programs
Saudi Arabia 
E-mail: ahmed.khalil(at)persga.org 

Dr. Maher Amer
PERSGA Coordinator of the Regional Biodiversity Program
Email: maher.amer(at)persga.org

Mohammad BADRAN 
Director, Projects' Management
Jeddah Saudi Arabia 
Email: mohammed.badran@persga.org

South China Sea LME

SOUTH CHINA SEA STRATEGIC ACTION PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION 

Chris Paterson
Email: chris@seafdec.org

Western Indian Ocean LME 

NAIROBI CONVENTION 

Dixon Waruinge 
Head of the Secretariat
Western Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystems Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonization
and Institutional Reforms (SAPPHIRE)
E-mail: dixon.waruinge(at)un.org

Yellow Sea LME 

PRIORITY ACTIONS PROGRAMME REGIONAL ACTIVITY CENTRE (PAPRAC)

Yinfeng Guo
Head of Planning and Partnership Development 

E-mail: YinfengG(at)unops.org

YELLOW SEA FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE 

Dr. Qisheng Tang 
Professor/Director, Functional Laboratory on Marine Fishery Sciences, National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology 
Qingdao, CHINA 
Email: ysfri@public.qd.sd.cn