Thrust V: Addressing International Fisheries Related Issues from a Regional Perspective 20 Assistance of Capacity Building in the Region to Address
Activities 3. Information & Dissemination of the Results of SEAFDEC-JTF Project 3.1 Drafting Project Results
3.2 Production and Dissemination of the outputs/outcomes
- The results on regional policy guidance and common positions on international fisheries-related issues will be concluded and published for distribution to all Member Countries.
- Executive summary on the International Fish trade-related Issues for 2014-2015 will be developed
- List of other concept note of specific issues will be developed for further consideration by above fisheries authorities.
4.2 Expected Outcomes/Outputs of the Year 2014
In 2014, the project will focus and expect to develop policy recommendations on the issues as follows: 1) Regional inputs on the drafted International Guidelines for SSF; 2) Draft Tuna regional cooperation for sustainable fisheries focusing neritic tuna in the Southeast Asia; 3) Draft Catch Documentation System; and 4) Draft Regional approach on sharks management and improving data collection. The project will also compile information from the Member Countries on their utilization of the previous recommendations developed in 2013.
Appendix 21 of Annex 4
Project id: 051302
Program Category: Programs under the Fisheries Consultative Group of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Strategic Partnership (FCG/ASSP) Mechanism
Project Title: Strengthening SEAFDEC Network for Sustainable Fisheries
Program Thrust: V Total Duration: 5 years 2013-20171 Lead Department: SEAFDEC Secretariat Lead Country: Indonesia
Project Sponsor: Japanese Trust Fund Project Partner: none
Propose Budget: USD 56,500 (2014) This year budget: 2013 USD 55,500 Prepared by: Ms. Suwanee Sayan
Policy and Program Officer II
Project Leader: Dr. Somboon
Siriraksophon Policy and Program Coordinator 1. INTRODUCTION
SEAFDEC have being worked on the promotion of Sustainable Fisheries Development in the Southeast Asian Region for more than 4 decades since established. The SEAFDEC program frameworks to support Member Countries has been significantly changed in 1998 when SEAFDEC adopted the Resolution on SEADEC Strategic plans at the 30th Meeting of the SEAFDEC Council and more clear after the new millennium in 2001 when ASEAN-SEAFDEC adopted the Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the ASEAN Region as well as the new decade Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security toward 2020 in 2011 as a policy framework for SEAFDEC and Member Countries. To support the implementation of the Resolution and Plan of Actions, taking into account environmental changes and many policy emerging issues pressing at global and regional levels including the problems of IUU fishing, SEAFDEC therefore proposes a continuing project to strengthening SEAFDEC network among ASEAN countries in order to move forwards on sustainable utilization of fisheries resources in the Region. In conjunction to this, the strengthening cooperation within the region and Member Countries needed to be strengthened and included in the project framework in order to share and exchange information and transferring messages/information to work together to meet the final goal of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Resolutions and Plan of Action that has been committed by all Member Countries.
In addition, to ensure that proposed activities to support Member Countries could meet the final goal as proposed, the monitoring and evaluation of overall SEAFDEC programs particularly Japanese Trust Fund Projects will be strengthened. The regional outputs and publications from SEAFDEC activities could be published/disseminated and shared among Member Countries and among regional and international level through the quarterly magazine or specific publication including SEASOFIA.
2.1 Goals and Objectives:
1) Strengthening effective network/framework among all ASEAN Member Countries for regional cooperation;
2) Strengthening collaborative research program with other international and regional organization(s) to share the regional interests meanwhile understand the regional and global situations;
3) Strengthening capacities of the Regional Fisheries Policy Network to facilitate the analysis of national issues into regional analysis;
4) Facilitating the evaluation of the SEAFDEC-JTF projects to ensure the results meet the goals and in line with the Resolution and Plan of Action; and
5) Publicizing the results of SEAFDEC-JTF projects into SEAFDEC publication(s) such as Fish for the
1 Continued project under the Japanese Trust Fund II: “Strengthening SEAFDEC Network for Sustainable Fisheries and IUU Fishin- related Countermeasures” from 2011-12
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
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2.2 Expected Outcomes and Outputs:
1) Long term effective coordinating mechanism among SEAFDEC and Member Countries through the Regional Fisheries Policy Network (virtual RFPNs); and
2) Long term benefit from effective SEAFDEC programs implementation through the ASEAN Lead Countries coordination mechanism.
1) Compiled results of the Japanese Trust Fund for 2013; and
2) SEAFDEC publication on SEAFDEC project implementation to promote sustainable fisheries in the region such as Fish for the People.
2.3 Project Description
Dealing with the international and regional fisheries related issues which might affects to national/regional concerns on sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture, therefore it is needed to strengthen the SEAFDEC network not only among the Member Countries but to the Regional and International Organizations. To strengthen the SEAFDEC network and enhance cooperation from Member Countries meanwhile ensuring the activities meet the Member Countries requirements, therefore the project is designed to implement three main activities as follows:
Activity 1: Enhancing Regional Coordination and Collaboration Mechanism
There are two sub-activities namely: 1) to support the Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPNs) who are young and potential fisheries officer from ASEAN Member Countries to work together at SEAFDEC/secretariat by sharing and updating the situation of national policy emerging and management framework as well as enhancing the capacity of RFPNs to work on the regional issues, and coordinating between SEAFDEC and home country; 2) to strengthen the role of ASEAN Lead Countries under the collaborative program of the AFCF mechanism. It is expected that regional program implementing by SEAFDEC should be coordinated with lead countries to ensure highest benefit of the activities meet the requirement of region. Through the communication with Lead Country, and support from ASEAN countries during the ASEAN forum, ASEAN Lead Countries could play the role to lead discussion and support the project.
Activity 2: Monitoring and Evaluation of the SEAFDEC-JTF Programs
Aside from the SEAFDEC program committee meeting, to monitor and evaluate SEAFDEC-JTF program/activities are in line with the requirement of Member Countries which should be linked to the Implementation of the Resolution and Plan of Action and SEAFDEC Program Framework. The evaluation will be conducted by invited external experts who have experienced on fisheries in the Southeast Asian fisheries, through the seminar/meeting. It is envisaged that the outputs from evaluation would better support Member Countries in formulation of the next calendar work. The scope of work on the evaluation process under this activity will cover all projects in the component title: Promotion on Sustainable Fisheries in the Southeast Asia, regarding this to support the monitoring and evaluation process, project goals and objectives should be clear. Evaluation process, principally will include: 1) establishing standard/criteria (performance measures); 2) plan appropriate evaluation design; 3) data gathering method and data analysis;
and 4) report and feedback results to Member Countries.
Activity 3: Information and Dissemination of SEAFDEC-JTF Project Results
This activities aims to compile all SEAFDEC-JTF project outputs/outcomes for further dissemination through promotional media, online website and SEAFDEC Publications. In addition, the project will support SEAFDEC publications/magazines such as Fish for the People; the quarterly fisheries magazine and the SEASOFIA in order to enhance it’s visibility to the Member Countries, regional and international arenas.
3. PROGRESS OF ACTIVITIES IN THE YEAR 2013 3.1 Activities Achievements in the Year 2013
Activity Title Duration Remarks/ Outputs
Activity 1: Enhancing Regional Coordination and Collaboration Mechanism 1.1 Strengthening Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN)
1. 3 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPNs) for Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam support SEAFDEC regional activities and coordinate with home country.
2. Attended the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Meetings held in Thailand such as
- Regional Consultation on ASEAN Common Position for CEAS to be addressed at the CITES-CoP16,
- Live Reef Fish Food Trade Inter-Governmental Forum - SEAFDEC Program Reviews under the JTF
- International Seminar on JSPS Asia-Africa Science Platform Program on Marine Fisheries Policy in the Southeast Asia
- CITES CoP16
- SEAFDEC-Sida Seminar/ Workshops 3. Regional Training/Workshop
- Regional Training Workshop on Optimizing Energy and Safety at Sea for Small-scale Fishing Vessels
- 2nd On-site training on facilitating fisheries information gathering through introduction of Community-based Fisheries Management
- Excursion to the coastal areas provinces and Cambodia bordering, including fish landings, etc..
Jan - Dec
1. Enhanced the capacity and knowledge of 3 officers from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam through their participation in many Regional Meetings 2. Strengthen the cooperation
with others Regional Organizations e.g. CTI- CFF, Japanese Institutions (Hokkaido university)
1.2) Strengthening ASEAN Lead Countries Coordination
1. Activity will start from August 2013 August Activity 2: Monitoring and Evaluation of the SEAFDEC-JTF Programs 2.1 & 2.2 ) Monitoring and Evaluation of the Project Activities
- SEAFDEC developed the Tri-annual monitoring system in order to follow the progress and achievement of project activities every 4 months starting as suggested by Member Countries, However, the final annual achievement will be compiled in January of the following year, for preparation of the report to SEAFDEC Council.
- SEAFDEC also organized the Meeting on Review of the Japanese Trust Fund Program for 2013 and Onward from 28 February-1 March 2013, at Jasmine Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. With the aims to review and evaluate SEAFDEC programs under the Japanese Trust Fund which had been completed in 2012 and to discuss the proposed new project proposals under Japanese Trust Fund V starting from 2015.
The evaluation report of SEAFDEC JTF project is circulated to all Departments for their consideration and improvement to meet the requirement of Member Countries.
28 Feb -1 Mar 2013
- Tri-annual report of all SEAFDEC projects.
- Project Evaluations for selected Japanese Trust Fund Projects (from the external evaluators).
Activity 3: Information & Dissemination of the Results of SEAFDEC-JTF Project 3.1) Compilation of the outputs/outcomes of SEAFDEC-JTF
- This activity will be started in November 2013, after the Program Committee Meeting
Will be finalized after 36tt PCM 3.2) Productions and Dissemination of the Special Publication
- Fish for the People 2 volumes has been published and
distributed. Jan- October
1. 2 Volumes of the Fish for the People were published and disseminated;
2. 3rd Volume is on preparation.