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Large marine ecosystems (LMEs) are regions of the world's oceans, encompassing coastal areas from river basins and estuaries to the seaward boundaries of continental shelves and the outer margins of the major ocean current systems. They are relatively large regions on the order of 200,000 km² or greater, characterized by distinct bathymetry, hydrography, productivity, and trophically dependent populations. Productivity in LME protected areas is generally higher than in the open ocean.
Report commissioned by 14 serving heads of state and government calls for strengthening the science-based integrated ocean management through the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).