Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem
The Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project (BOBLME) seeks to create a regional initiative that effectively addresses the issues confronting the coastal communities of the Bay of Bengal. More than 400 million people in the region depend on coastal and marine resources for their food, livelihoods and security. BOBLME seeks to lay the foundation for a coordinated plan of action to improve the lives of the coastal populations through improved regional management of the Bay of Bengal environment and its fisheries. Maldives, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have each committed to working with BOBLME.