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The event will bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss the importance of sustainable tuna sheries in the light of its contribution to socio-economic development in the Bay of Bengal region.

The Panel Discussion aims to raise stakeholders’ awareness on the impact of changing climate and the implications of the BBNJ (Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction) regime on the management of transboundary tuna resources.

Let’s meet to share knowledge, gain insights, build perspectives and collaborate in our action for sustaining tuna fisheries in the BOB region.

Date: May 2, 2023

Time in IST: 1000 – 1230 hrs



Dr. Yahia Mahmud, Director General, BFRI, Mymensingh


Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI, Kochi

Dr. R. Jeyabaskaran, Director General, FSI, Mumbai


Dr. Shiham Adam, Director, IPNLF & Former DG, MMRI, Male’


Dr. M.S.J. Wijeyrathene, Chairman, NARA, Colombo

1000 – 1010   Setting the Context : Dr. P. Krishnan, Director, BOBP-IGO

1010 – 1030    Opening Remarks : Panellists

1030 – 1130 Lead Presentations

1030 – 1050

Tuna in Warming Oceans: Changing Behaviour & Management Options

Dr. E. Vivekanandan, Consultant, FAO/CMFRI/BOBP-IGO

1050 – 1110

BBNJ Agreement: Background and Objectives

Dr. Maeve Nightingale, Senior Programme Ofcer, IUCN Asia Regional Ofce, Thailand

1110 – 1130

Potential Impact of BBNJ Agreement on Tuna Fisheries

Dr. Hussain Sinan1 & Dr. Shiham Adam2

1Director (Fisheries), Maldives & Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University, Canada

2Director, IPNLF & Former DG, MMRI, Male’.

1130 – 1230 Interaction & Strategy Session

1130 – 1215

Scientic, Technical and Institutional

Needs for Sustaining Tuna Fisheries

in BOB Region

All Panellists and Participants

1215 – 1230

Summary & Way Forward

Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, ICAR-CMFRI

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