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NOWPAP Participates in Opening Ceremony of World Fisheries University Pilot Programme

On 7 September 2017, NOWPAP participated in the Opening Ceremony of World Fisheries University (WFU) Pilot Programme held in Pukyong National University in Busan, Korea.

NOWPAP at the Caspian Sea Day 2017

At the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), NOWPAP participated in the international forum “The role of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea (Tehran Convention) in achievement of the environmentally sustainable development of the Caspian Sea region and interaction on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

NOWPAP Participates in Inception Ceremony of Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Phase II Project

NOWPAP participated in the 1st Meeting of the Management, Science and Technical Panel of the UNDP/GEF Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) Phase II Project, the Inception Ceremony of the Project, and the 1st Meeting of the Interim Commission Council in Seoul, Korea on 11-13 July 2017.


The Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region (NOWPAP) was adopted in September 1994 as a part of the Regional Seas Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Implementation of NOWPAP contributes to the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) in the Northwest Pacific region.

The Northwest Pacific region features coastal and island ecosystems with spectacular marine life and commercially important fishing resources. The region is also one of the most densely populated parts of the world, resulting in enormous pressures and demands on the environment.

The overall goal of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan is "the wise use, development and management of the coastal and marine environment so as to obtain the utmost long-term benefits for the human populations of the region, while protecting human health, ecological integrity and the region’s sustainability for future generations".

The geographical scope of NOWPAP covers the marine environment and coastal zones from about 121 degree E to 143 degree E longitude, and from approximately 33 degree N to 52 degree N latitude.

To learn more about NOWPAP activities, please check Projects and Regional Activity Centres.

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