By Marie Hauge
Åsmund Bjordal from Centre of Development Cooperation in Fisheries attends at the UN meeting. In his presentation he underscored the need for capacity building relating to the conversion of scientific knowledge to management advice, and discussed Norway’s Nansen Program, on strengthening the knowledge base for and implementing an ecosystem approach to marine fisheries in developing countries, including through capacity building.
“United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea” is in its 11th round. The theme for this years meeting is capacity building in ocean affairs and the law of the sea, including marine science.