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Du 12 au 14 Mars 2013 s'est tenu à Banjul, capitale de la République de Gambie, le deuxième groupe de travail sur «la biodiversité, les habitats et la qualité de l'eau» dans le cadre du Projet pour la Protection du Grand Écosystème Marin du Courant des Canaries (CCLME).

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The Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME)

Is characterized by a major, nutrient-rich up-welling of deep, cold oceanic waters off the Canary Islands, which stimulates high biological productivity that results in an abundance of both pelagic and demersal fishery resources.

The up-welling progresses in easterly and southerly directions, gradually dispersing over the continental shelf off Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Sierra Leone, as well as around the Cape Verde islands. A Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded large marine ecosystem  project has been approved for execution by Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

The overall objective of the CCLME project is to secure global environmental benefits by protecting the ecosystem from degradation caused by over-fishing and pollution.