The primary stakeholders of the proposed project include those whose incomes are primarily dependent on the quality of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. This includes coastal communities and businesses in the RSGA states of Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Yemen. Primary stakeholders also include MPA administrations and fisheries administrations at the local level. Women’s needs will receive special attention in ensuring participation in management of resources as well as alternative livelihood approaches, supported by the ongoing study on gender equity described in the Project Background Sec 1.2. Secondary stakeholders include those not living along the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden coastline, but still generate revenue from the marine environment, i.e. fish processors, boat repair, launch, storage facilities; ecotourism industries; etc. Tertiary stakeholders include those who benefit from development project generation and management, including academic institutions, Ministries, consultants, and non-governmental organizations.