Thrust V: Addressing International Fisheries Related Issues from a Regional Perspective 20 Assistance of Capacity Building in the Region to Address
Step 3: Finalization and evaluation on the result, experiences and lessons learnt from the intermediate step activities provides the knowledge to develop appropriate trawl fisheries management at national and regional
3.4 Project Monitoring and Evaluation
Thailand Vietnam and Philippines requested support on Project M&E as a medium level priority. However, this training would provide an opportunity for all countries to look at how they are monitoring and evaluating their respective programs.
Drafting of Working Papers
4.1 A regional overview of policy and legal framework for trawl fisheries;
4.2 A draft regional by-catch policy/strategy; and
4.3 A study of economic incentives used in Asian Trawl fisheries.
The Second Project Steering Committee Meeting
May 2014 Discussion on the project work plan and budget as well as to agree on related important issues in order to ensure the effective implementation of the project both nation and regional level.
Activity 6 Support to the
organization of the Mid- term Evaluation
Feb 2014 To facilitate the project evaluation and provide information to evaluators.
Upgrading of Project website and development of communication materials
Oct 2013 –
Oct 2014 Project website where relevant information will be published, including project documents, reports, tool kits/methodologies and news items.
Activity 8 Engagement with Government, NGOs and private sector
Engagement with trawl stakeholder through participation in the fishmeal round table discussions and other public/private
Oct 2013 –
Oct 2014 SEAFDEC staffs promote the work of the project and actively look for opportunities to cooperate with government organizations, the private sector and NGO’s. This could include liaison between pilot projects and Fishery Improvement projects being implemented by other organizations, in areas of geographic overlap. Through these fora, SEAFDEC staffs will also engage with private sector and government initiatives over the establishment of trawl fishery improvement plans and by- catch certification.
4.2 Expected Outcomes/Outputs of the Year 2014
1. Progress report of Participating Countries activities in year 2013-2014
2. Countries work-plans year 2015 of Participating Countries, are agreed and adopted.
3. New Letter of Agreement composed with Term of Agreement and Consultant Term of Reference in national and regional level is agreed and approved.
4. SEAFDEC trainers/researchers will be developed their capacity in trawl fisheries management concept of Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management.
5. Technical and local staffs of Participating Countries will develop their capacity in Resources mapping;
Socio-economic and by-catch data collection; and Project Monitoring and Evaluation.
6. Materials and reports as result of workshops and training courses are produced. They are published and disseminated through website.
7. Three working papers: i.e. 1) Regional overview of policy and legal framework for trawl fisheries; 2) Regional by-catch policy/strategy; and 3) Study of economic incentives used in Asian Trawl fisheries, are drafted and disseminate to Participating Countries for consideration and comments.
8. Prospectus & progress report of 2nd Project Steering Committee Meeting.
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
9. Records of liaison between SEAFDEC RFU and FAO MTW team.
10. Project website operational.
11. Minutes of roundtable meetings and other public and private meetings.
Appendix 12 of Annex 4 PROJECT DOCUMENT
Project id: 011305
Programs under the Fisheries Consultative Group of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Strategic Partnership (FCG/ASSP) Mechanism
Project Title: Promotion of Countermeasures to Reduce IUU Fishing Activities Program Thrust: III Total Duration: 5 years (2013-2017) Lead Department: Training Department Lead Country: Malaysia
Project Sponsor: Japanese Trust Fund Project Partner:
Proposed Budget: USD 192,600 This year budget:  USD 45,000 Prepared by Kongpathai (ICTSH) Project Leader Bundit (ITRDH) 1. INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing can take place in all capture fisheries. Efforts to conserve and manage fish stocks are undermined by IUU fishing, which can lead to the collapse of fisheries or can seriously impair efforts to rebuild fish stocks that have already been depleted. This may result in the loss of both short- and long-term social and economic opportunities and could have negative impacts on food security.
In every country in the Southeast Asian Region, efforts are now focusing on the promotion of sustainable fisheries management and countermeasures against IUU fishing. She recognizes fishing management schemes such as fishing license, boats registration, etc., as effective measures to promote the sustainable use and the long-term conservation of marine living resources.
The Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security Towards 2020 which was adopted at the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference Fish for the People 2020 “Adaptation to a Changing Environment” in Bangkok, Thailand during 13-17 June 2011 emphasizes: 1) strengthening regional and national policy and legislation to implement measures and activities to combat IUU fishing, including the development and implementation of national plans of action to combat IUU fishing, and promoting the awareness and understanding of international and regional instruments and agreements through information dissemination campaigns; 2) establishing and strengthening regional and sub-regional coordination on fisheries management and efforts to combat IUU fishing including the development of regional/sub-regional Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) networks; 3) facilitating consultative dialogue among fisheries legal officers to share, at the sub-regional/regional level, perspectives of the respective legal and regulatory framework in terms of developing MCS-networks and to take action to combat IUU fishing; and 4) building up capacity among Member Countries, including functions for regional and sub-regional cooperation, to effectively meet the requirements of port state measures and flag state responsibilities.
Following the direction of Resolution and Plan of Action, the SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) has been implemented the project of “Promotion of Countermeasures to reduce IUU Fishing” in coordination and cooperation with SEAFDEC Member Countries to reduce IUU fishing activities in the region.
2.1 Goal/Overall Objectives and Performance Indicators:
The project goal is reduction of IUU fishing activities in Southeast Asia for sustainable fisheries.
Countermeasures will be improved, developed and promoted as tools to reduce IUU fishing activities in coordination and cooperation among Member Countries.
2.2 Expected Outcomes and Outputs:
Expected outcomes: coordination, cooperation and application of countermeasure to reduce IUU fishing activities by Member Countries
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
124 Expected outputs:
1) Regional Fishing Vessel Record database in the region
2) Member Countries awareness building and common understanding of Port State Measure activities as a tool to reduce IUU fishing
2.3 Project Description/Framework
Activity 1: Promotion and development of Regional Fishing Vessel Record (RFVR)
The database of regional fishing vessels of 24 meters in length and over will be designed and developed in collaboration with SEAFDEC Member Countries. An on-site workshop on development and management of RFVR will be organized in concerned Member Countries to find out obstacles of RFVR implementation.
A regional workshop on development and management RFVR will be organized to adjust and share obstacle from concerned Member Countries and integrate items of basic requirement information for RFVR. Moreover, the regional fishing record for vessels less than 24 meters in length will be initiated as next step.
Activity 2: Strengthening of Port State Measures and other surveillance measures in the region The technical assistance to improve PSMs and existing mechanism in SEAFDEC Member Countries will be provided. The outputs information will be used to prepare and organize an on-site training and workshop on strengthening of PSMs and other surveillance measures to reduce IUU fishing in collaboration with SEAFDEC Member Countries.
Activity 3: Production of information materials
Production on information and promotional materials such as VDOs, posters, reports, etc., related to countermeasures to IUU fisheries activities will be carried out during the implementation of the project activities and disseminated to the SEAFDEC Member Countries and worldwide.
3. PROGRESS/ACHIEVEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES IN THE YEAR 2013 3.1 Activities Achievements in the Year 2013
Achievements based on Activities Duration Remarks Activity 1: Promotion and development of Regional Fishing Vessel Record
- A questionnaire on RFVR was designed and sent to concerned Member Countries. Aims of this questionnaire are as follows: 1) reviewing the situation in each SEAFDEC Member Country to identify the possibility of data sharing, especially of the agreed basic information requirement; and 2) updating the existing information on the number of national fishing vessels, 24 meters and over in length. The results of this questionnaire are used as information to organize on-site workshop on RFVR with concerned Member Countries to find out obstacles of RFVR implementation
Jul - Sep
- An on-site workshop on development and management RFVR was started in Thailand in collaboration with Department of Fisheries and Department of Marine, Thailand. The result from questionnaire was discussed to find out obstacle of RFVR implementation. The conclusion from the workshop will be used as information and topic at the regional workshop in next year.
Moreover, the on-site workshop was also planned in other Member Countries concerned.
Oct -Mar 14
Activity 2: Strengthening of PSMs and other surveillance measures in the region
- Discussion with DOF Thailand and FAO was held to collaborate on Port State Measures pilot project activity in Phuket, Thailand through survey and participation in pilot project workshops. The results from PSM pilot project implementation will be as lesson learned to plan and promote PSM activities in collaboration with Thailand
Achievements based on Activities Duration Remarks - The technical assistance on PSMs facilities and existing mechanism with
Indonesia was planned. The output information will be used to prepare and organize an on-site training and workshop on strengthening of PSMs and other surveillance measures to reduce IUU fishing in collaboration with Indonesia.
3.2 Evaluation of the Project Outcomes till the Year 2013