On the Ground Interventions in Jordan

It was recommended in the Midterm Review Workshop that the Project conducts some on the ground interventions through the Monitoring Component in countries that do not have Pilot Sites: Jordan and Djibouti. Jordan has suggested two on the ground interventions. Monitoring of Deep Sea Fishing and Assessment of Deep Sea Fishing Feasibility; and a Study on Monitoring of Degraded Habitats and Feasibility of Restocking. Concept documents have been prepared for the two interventions. The National Coordinator in consultation with the National Steering Committee is taking sometime in the process of identifying a suitable National Institute to conduct the intervention. Ideas exchanged in the National Steering Committee towards the end of 2016 include merging the two interventions in one and move stepwise based on initial results obtained in the assessment of the coastal degrade and overfished habitats