On behalf of the ICRI Secretariat, the Governments of Japan and the Philippines co-hosted the 5th International Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management Symposium (ITMEMS) in Bohol, Philippines from 25-28 February 2016. ITMEMS 5 is organized in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Following ITMEMS4’s example, ITMEMS5 will be designed to achieve focused consideration of tropical marine ecosystem management issues in the local context, and will provide a forum for experiential learning, peer group interaction, mentoring and professional development among coastal and marine managers and their partners. The sessions and topics to be addressed include:
- Resilience-based management
- Marine Spatial Planning in Practice – Learning from common challenges and enabling conditions
- Fisheries management
- Sustainable reef tourism (Green Fins)
- Ecological valuation
- Marine conservation finance