Thrust V: Addressing International Fisheries Related Issues from a Regional Perspective 20 Assistance of Capacity Building in the Region to Address
Step 3: Development of improved cooperation among MCs in combating IUU fishing
- Suggestions to Member Countries a possible catch documentation system for capture fisheries to ensure only non-IUU/legal fish and fishery products traded in the region
3.2.4 Activities in the Current Project:
(1) Current position of the project: Step 1 (2) Program duration: 2013-2017
(3) Main activities:
- Core Expert Meetings
- Identification of existing practices/mechanisms and associated problems with EU catch certificates and development of those solutions
- Strengthened cooperation among Member Countries in combating IUU fishing 3.2.5 Progress and Achievements of the Current Project:
(1) Main activities conducted in the current project - Meetings for Effective Program Implementation;
- To study existing fishing and trading practices in small-scale fishery & problems in compliance with the EC Regulation 1005/2008 in large-scale fishery by questionnaires.
(2) Main achievements till the end of 2013 (tentative) - One preparatory meeting and one Core Expert Meeting
- Preparation and distribution of the questionnaires to Member Countries
- Preliminary analysis of existing fishing and trading practices in small-scale fisheries - Preliminary analysis of problems in compliance with the EC Regulation 1005/2008
(3) Outcomes/Outputs during the project period and expected achievement rate till the end of 2013 (tentative)
Expected outcomes/outputs Achievement rate (%)
Core Expert Meetings 33%
Identification of existing mechanisms and associated problems with EU
catch certificates in the region 66%
Suggestion of possible solutions to those problems associate with EU catch certificates
Development of improved cooperation among MCs in combating IUU
3.2.6 Evaluation of Project Activities in 2013
Continuing from the activity of the previous IUU project in 2012, SEAFDEC/MFRDMD is developing the Regional Guidelines for Preventing Landing, Import and Export of IUU Fish and Fishery Products. The questionnaires were distributed to Member Countries to obtain information about (1) existing fishing and trading practices in small-scale fisheries and (2) impact of implementation of EC Regulation 1005/2008 (in small scale and large scale fisheries). Received results were summarized and reviewed at the Regional Core Expert Meeting in October 2013. Issues in ASEAN catch documentation system were discussed at the meeting.
Several types of IUU fishing activities were highlighted during the meeting.
4. PROPOSED ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2014 4.1 Planning of the Project Activities
Activity/inputs Duration Remarks
Activity 2: To study existing fishing and trading practices in small-scale fishery & problems in compliance with the EC Regulation 1005/2008 in large-scale fishery
Sub-activity 2.1: Identification of existing practices/mechanisms and associated problems
Existing practices in small-scale fishery and problems associate with the EC
Regulation 1005/2008 in the Southeast Asian region were identified during the Jan.-June
Core Expert Meeting in October 2013 and will be compiled by SEAFDEC/MFRDMD. Those results will be published.
Sub-activity 2.2: Possible solutions to the problems
MFRDMD will study solutions to the identified problems that associate with EU catch certificates in the Southeast Asian region. MFRDMD will invite resource persons from Member Countries for further information and advice.
4.2 Expected Outcomes/Outputs of the Year 2014
SEAFDEC/MFRDMD will compile identified existing practices in small-scale fishery and problems associate with the EC Regulation 1005/2008 in the Southeast Asian region during the Core Expert Meeting in October 2013. Those results will be published. Moreover, MFRDMD will study solution to the identified problems.
Member Countries will use the publication to improve their practices and measures to combat IUU fishing.
Those activities will contribute to sustainable fisheries in the region. The compiled information of existing practices in small-scale fishery will be an expected output and reduction of IUU fishing activity will be an expected outcome.
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Appendix 14 of Annex 4 PROJECT DOCUMENT
Project id: 010406
Programs under the Fisheries Consultative Group of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Strategic Partnership (FCG/ASSP) Mechanism
Project Title: Fisheries Resources Survey and Operational Plan for M.V. SEAFDEC 2
Program Thrust: IV Total Duration: 2004 ~
Lead Department: Training Department Lead Country: All Member Countries Project Sponsor: Requesting country/agencies Project Partner:
Proposed Budget: This year budget:
Prepared by Worawit Wanchana Project Leader Worawit Wanchana 1. INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND
In 2002, the Government of Japan approved the construction of a fishery research and training vessel – M.V. SEAFDEC 2 for conducting fishery resource and oceanographic surveys and training in coastal ASEAN waters, along with procurement of the requisite fishing gear, fishing machinery, and survey equipment. Subsequently, the construction of a research vessel, M.V. SEAFDEC 2, was completed in 2003.
Since 2004, research survey on fisheries stock, exploration of fisheries resources, testing of sampling gears, fishery oceanography, and other activities related to marine capture fisheries were conducted by M.V.
SEAFDEC 2 in collaboration with the Member Countries. In a broader sense, the achievement of M.V.
SEAFDEC 2 includes strengthen technical cooperation for effective fisheries and environmental management in the ASEAN region through the enhancement of research capability.
Due to increased operational cost for using M.V. SEAFDEC 2 that mainly caused by increased fuel price, the 40th Meeting of SEAFDEC Council (2009) agreed that the country that request to use M.V. SEAFDEC 2 should be responsible for the cost incurred by the vessel. Since 2010, the modified cost-sharing policy was therefore applied that fuel consumption of the vessel for the entire duration of the research/survey including cursing to and back to the requesting country will be responsible by the requested country (s).
At the 45th Meeting of the Council of SEAFDEC (2013) SEAFDEC/TD proposed some revisions of the Guidelines on the cost sharing policy for operation of the M.V.SEAFDEC 2. The results was that sharing of data collected from the cruise survey using M.V. SEAFDEC 2 should be finalized at the planning meeting before the cruise survey between the requesting country and SEAFDEC. Such basic data will be kept confidential and to be used only for the SEAFDEC regional database and for future regional analysis.
(appears as a new para 4 of the Part IV in Attachment 1).
2.1 Goal/Overall Objectives and Performance Indicators:
1) Assist Member Countries to conduct fisheries resources survey (i.e. fishing trial and demonstration, oceanographic and hydro-acoustic surveys); and
2) Assist Member Countries to build human resources capacity during the surveys on-board M.V.
SEAFDEC 2 (fish preservation techniques, fish sampling and species identification, etc.) based upon the request.
2.2 Expected Outcomes and Outputs
To fulfill the needs of the Member Countries, region, sub-regional initiatives on research survey for fisheries resources stock status in their specific areas, the outputs from the survey include cruise report of the survey, technical documents related to fisheries resource stock status, and other specific requirements. It is expect that the results from the survey would facilitate the establishment and implementation of comprehensive policy for such envisaged outputs.
133 2.3 Project description/Framework
To accomplish key activities as mentioned above, TD works in close collaboration with the Member Countries and other key partners at national, sub-regional, and regional levels. M.V. SEAFDEC 2 focuses on three major specific areas: (i) fisheries research and training; (ii) oceanographic survey; and (iii) onboard navigation and marine engineering training. Over the years, the M.V. SEAFDEC 2 has been used for the survey of the fisheries resources in EEZ of the Member Countries. The vessel will also be used to implement the training programs.
3. PROGRESS OF ACTIVITIES IN THE YEAR 2013 3.1 Activities Achievements in the Year 2013
Activity Title Duration Remarks
1. Training on Benthic
Habitat Mapping 18 – 22 Feb. With the financial support from the Japanese Trust Fund 2012, this program was implemented with the aim to:
- Enhance human resources capacity on techniques and procedures for benthic habitat mapping; and
- Encourage SEAFDEC Member Countries on deep-sea fisheries resources exploration.
2. Environmental survey
in the Gulf of Thailand 10 – 31 Aug. Based upon the request from Department of Marine and Coastal Resources – Phuket Center, TD arranged the cruise survey for collecting environmental data. The survey items included physical and chemical parameters using
oceanographic survey equipment – CTD and Niskin bottles.
After the cruise survey, preliminary analysis for that of oceanographic parameters was carried out. Summary report of the data collected during the cruise survey was prepared and submitted.
3. Shipboard training for DOF Officials on navigation and seamanship
26 Sept. The training area was the entrance of Chao-praya river, 24 participants of the training course were onboard M.V.
SEAFDEC 2 as well as instructors from SEAFDEC/TD.
3.2 Evaluation of the Project Outcomes Till the Year 2013 3.2.1 Theme and Issues:
(1) Theme: Fisheries resources survey; human resources capacity building on fishing gear (sampling gear), navigation and seamanship, marine engineering, oceanographic survey.
(2) Issues in the region at the beginning of the study:
- Human resource capacity of the Member Countries in the field of fisheries resources exploration is significantly needed.
- Fisheries resources in offshore and/or some areas of the region are still under-exploited.
- Facility for conducting research cruise survey in most of the Member Countries is limited.
3.2.2 Expected Final Goals of the Project:
- Information on potential/status fisheries resources in the Southeast Asian waters available.
- Human resources capacity of the Member Countries on fishery resources survey is enhanced 3.2.3 “Steps” Toward Achieving Final Goals:
Step 1: Meeting with the requested country/agency (s) for formulation and finalize the cruise survey plan/arrangement for M.V. SEAFDEC 2
- Meeting between SEAFDEC/TD and country requested for using M.V. SEAFDEC2 to finalize the plan of activity of the cruise survey.
- Summarize report of the meeting and the tentative cruise plan.
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Step 2: Collaborative arrangement of SEAFDEC/TD and the requested country for the cruise survey