The Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP) is an Inter-Governmental Organisation mandated to enhance cooperation among member countries, other countries and organisations in the region and provide technical and management advisory services for sustainable coastal fisheries development and management in the Bay of Bengal region.
BOBP aims at promoting, facilitating and securing the long-term development and utilisation of coastal fisheries resources of the Bay of Bengal based on responsible fishing practices and environmentally sound management programs.
The programme wants to:
increase awareness and knowledge of the needs, benefits and practices of coastal fisheries management;
enhance skills through training and education;
transfer appropriate technologies and techniques for development of small-scale fisheries;
establish a regional information networking; and
promote women's participation in coastal fisheries development at all levels
BOBP-IGO proposes to take up the following fisheries management programs:
Regional Program on Safety at Sea for Artisanal and Small-Scale Fishermen Regional Program for Fish Stocks Assessment in the Bay of Bengal Capacity Building and Information Services for Fisheries Development and Management in the Bay of Bengal Region
All the BOBP publications from 1979 to December 2000 are available in a set of CD-ROMS and also on “onefish” website (http://www.onefish.org/id/3232). Copies of the publications, posters, CD-ROMs, Video Films can be ordered directly from BOBP.