Second National Report of Belgium
to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Marine and coastal biological diversity


Decision II/10 and Decision IV/5. Conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biological diversity

320. Does your national strategy and action plan promote the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biological diversity?
a) no
b) yes - limited extent
c) yes - significant extent X

321. Has your country established and/or strengthened institutional, administrative and legislative arrangements for the development of integrated management of marine and coastal ecosystems?
a) no
b) early stages of development X
c) advanced stages of development
d) arrangements in place

322. Has your country provided the Executive Secretary with advice and information on future options concerning the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biological diversity?
a) no X
b) yes

323. Has your country undertaken and/or exchanged information on demonstration projects as practical examples of integrated marine and coastal area management?
a) no
b) yes - previous national report
c) yes - case-studies
d) yes - other means  X

(323) Integrated marine and coastal management: Belgium is currently completing a project called 'Integral Coastal Conservation Initiative' with the financial support of the EU LIFE-Nature programme. Activity reports are available yearly. The final report is due at the end of 2001.

324. Has your country programmes in place to enhance and improve knowledge on the genetic structure of local populations of marine species subjected to stock enhancement and/or sea-ranching activities?
a) no
b) programmes are being developed
c) programmes are being implemented for some species X
d) programmes are being implemented for many species
e) not a perceived problem

325. Has your country reviewed the programme of work specified in an annex to the decision, and identified priorities for national action in implementing the programme?
a) no
b) under review X
c) yes

Decision V/3. Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity (implementation of decision IV/5)

326. Is your country contributing to the implementation of the work plan on coral bleaching?
a) no
b) yes
c) not relevant X

327. Is your country implementing other measures in response to coral bleaching?
a) no
b) yes (please provide details below)
c) not relevant X

328. Has your country submitted case-studies on the coral bleaching phenomenon to the Executive Secretary?
a) no
b) yes
c) not relevant X

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