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Parallel initiatives: CBD’s Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) and FAO’s Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VMEs) criteria and processes
Rice, J.; Lee, J.; Tandstad, M. (2014). Parallel initiatives: CBD’s Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) and FAO’s Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VMEs) criteria and processes, in: Garcia, S.M. et al. (Ed.) Governance of marine fisheries and biodiversity conservation: interaction and coevolution. pp. 195-208. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1002/9781118392607.ch14
In: Garcia, S.M. et al. (Ed.) (2014). Governance of marine fisheries and biodiversity conservation: interaction and coevolution. John Wiley & Sons: [s.l.]. ISBN 9781118392645. 552 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.1002/9781118392607, more

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Keywords
    Fisheries management; Marine
Author keywords
    Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); deep-sea fishing; ecologically or biologically significant area (EBSA); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); marine biodiversity; vulnerable marine ecosystems (VME)

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  • Rice, J.
  • Lee, J.
  • Tandstad, M.

Abstract
    This chapter compares the criteria adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for identifying areas that are ecologically or biologically significant and by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for areas that are vulnerable marine ecosystems (VME) relative to deep-sea fishing. It traces their parallel histories of development and describes experiences with initial application of the criteria, sometimes in the same marine areas. It also reviews many similarities and some important differences in the pathways to development of the criteria and their application. Finally some key lessons are extracted, highlighting opportunities for greater coherence in planning and actions between fisheries management agencies and institutions engaged with the conservation of marine biodiversity.

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