CMPA Technical Report Series No. 40. Capacity Needs Assessment for Participatory Management of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas in India: Fisheries Sector

The study, conducted by the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP), customized the existing Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA) tool developed by CMPA project. A situation analysis of the fisheries sector in India vis-à-vis capacity development systems, structures and tools relevant to marine protected areas (MPA’s) was carried out in the four coastal states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The assessment aimed to understand the existing capacities available with the fisheries sector as well as their requirements/needs to participate in the effective management and conservation of coastal and marine protected areas.