Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) for the Sulu Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion under the UNDP – Sustainable Fisheries Management Project and Strategic Action Programme (SAP) of the Sulu-Celebes Sea, Large Marine Ecoregion under the Coral Triangle Initiative with CI-Philippines and UNDP.

The Bio-Community Initiative (BCI) functioned as the appointed Malaysian Legal Technical Task Team for the Department of Fisheries, fulfilling this role diligently over a comprehensive three-year span. As part of its mandate, BCI was tasked with providing specialised, expert consultation on legal, institutional, and governance aspects, particularly focusing on 


transboundary diagnostic analysis. This analysis represented the first critical phase of a broader, ambitious endeavour. This foundational phase was integral in meticulously identifying and thoroughly understanding the complex legal and governance challenges that directly impact sustainable fishery practices across national borders.




2013/3 Years


Phase 1 & 2

Phase 1 – Consultants representing Malaysia on Legal, institutional and governance on transboundary diagnostic analysis/Representative as Malaysian Legal Technical Task Team for the Department of Fisheries

Phase 2 – Developing policy action plan for Tri-country policy on sustainable fisheries