MPA Management Plans: Preparation
Suggestion 1: Proponent of MPA to provide a draft management planEdit
Require the proponent of an MPA to submit a proposed Management Plan to the decision making body or subsidiary body (e.g. scientific committee) at the time it submits the MPA proposal.
References: Madrid Protocol, Annex V, Art 5, Art 6.
Suggestion 2: Subsidiary body to develop/adopt management plansEdit
Subsidiary body to work with States Parties and through competent international organizations and relevant regional bodies to develop and adopt a management plans within two years of the designation of an MPA
Notes: References: OSPAR Convention Annex V, Art 3 (duties of the OSPAR Commission to develop means for instituting measures related to specific areas/species/habitats)
Suggestion 3: Regional advisory bodies or coordinating units create management planEdit
Regional advisory bodies or coordinating units established under this agreement to be responsible for coordinating the development of a management plan within a specified time (e.g. two years) of an MPAs adoption or endorsement pursuant to this agreement See: Institutional Aspects, section 6.1, page 34.