Report of the Regional Workshop on Control and Surveillance Monitoring to Combat IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia, Chonburi Province, Thailand, 23-24 August 2022, Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center, 76 p. in Southeast Asia was organized on 23-24 August 2022 by the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in Chonburi Province, Thailand. One of the limiting factors in overcoming IUU fishing is the lack of adequate human and institutional capacities in the field of monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS).
Todd Dubois, Fisheries Monitoring and Compliance Manager, from the CCAMLR Secretariat presented the title "MCS measures to combat IUU fishing at CCAMLR". The presentation also highlighted initiatives to improve measures related to the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and the development of measures related to an IOTC Discovery Documentation Scheme (CDS) and an IOTC Offshore Embarkation and Inspection Scheme ( HSBIS) to combat IUU fishing. Regional Action Plan for the Promotion of Responsible Fishing Practices including Combating IUU Fishing in the Region (RPOA-IUU).
Kongpathai Saraphaivanich, a person in charge of SEAFDEC's Combating IUU Project, presented the title "Enhancement and Promotion SEAFDEC Fisheries Management Tools for Combating IUU Fishing". This regional workshop would serve as a good opportunity for participants to think of ways forward to combat IUU fishing in Southeast Asia.
List of Participants
The Regional Workshop on Monitoring Control and Surveillance for Combating IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia. It is my great pleasure to welcome everyone to "The Regional Workshop on Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) for Combating IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia". During the decades, combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has been one of the serious global problems that have led to the main obstacles to achieving sustainable fisheries management.
One of the limiting factors in overcoming IUU fishing is the lack of adequate human and institutional capacities in the field of monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS). INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE OF THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MONITORING CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE FOR NEW COMBAT. To improve and promote fisheries management tools to combat IUU fishing such as RFVR, eACDS.
AFMA is the client of the Civilian Maritime Surveillance Program coordinated by the Maritime Border Command (MBC). All government departments concerned with maritime security are part of the Civilian Maritime Surveillance Programme. It provides a framework to ensure a whole of government approach for a strong, integrated and flexible national civil maritime security, including combating IUU fishing.
Inspections in ports and at sea of vessels fishing in the Convention Area under the CCAMLR Inspection System (SOI) (requirements in accordance with PSMA). SEAFDEC Regional Workshop on Monitoring, Control and Surveillance to Combat IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia, August 23-24, 2022. Information exchange at national (interagency), regional and global levels is essential to combat IUU fishing.
Mission: long-term conservation of fish resources and protection of vulnerable benthic ecosystems in the open sea (ABNJ).
Presented at the Regional Workshop on Monitoring, Surveillance and Control to Combat IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia, 23-24 August 2022, Pattaya, Chonburi Province, Thailand. Groups of local leaders, religious leaders, traditional leaders, NGOs and some local fishermen support the government by carrying out fisheries control activities such as patrolling, monitoring fishing grounds and reporting illegal fishing activities. Indonesia has developed a mobile application (called SALMON) to engage fishing companies and owners in monitoring their fishing vessels.
Information Sharing Mechanism in the Regional Platform (RPOA-IUU, SEAFDEC, ASEAN Network on Combating IUUF) Indonesia has engaged a surveillance-based community.
IMPLEMENTATION OF MONITORING, CONTROL, AND SURVEILLANCE (MCS)
MCS RELATED ACTIVITES Landbased operations
MCS RELATED ACTIVITIES Seaborne operations
OBSTACLE OF MCS IMPLEMENTATION
TOWARD COMBATING IUU FISHING
TRACEABILITY OF FISH AND FISHERY PRODUCTS
KEY DATA ELEMENTs
REGIONAL FISHING VESSELS
PORT STATE MEASURE
Distinguished Resource Persons from International and Regional Organizations, and Distinguished Delegates from the ASEAN Member States (AMSs), Ladies and Gentlemen; Good afternoon. Firstly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to our Resource Persons as well as to the representatives of the ASEAN Member States for sharing the updated information and progress of MCS implementation activities for combating IUU fishing at various levels, and to all participants , I would also like to thank you for the active participation in this two-day "The Regional Workshop on Monitoring Control and Surveillance for Combating IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia" from 23 to 24 August 2022. All presentations from representatives of international and regional organizations, and our participants from AMSs by sharing information in group discussions are indeed highly valuable for combating IUU fishing in our region.
I am convinced that the experience, expertise and knowledge shared with us will contribute to the successful implementation of future initiatives towards sustainable fisheries management systems and combating IUU fishing in our region. Now, we have the results from the group discussion which will be used to combat IUU fishing in the Southeast Asia region. We are all aware that Southeast Asia accounts for approximately a quarter of global fish production, enabling the region to strongly support poverty eradication and food security not only in ASEAN but also around the world.
Therefore, it is important that ASEAN member states take the many concrete actions needed to address responsible fishing practices and management, especially the implementation of MCS activities in the fight against IUU fishing. As we know, IUU fishing has been given more attention by various sectors for environmental sustainability and sustainable economic development. Thus, efforts to achieve the SDGs, with a focus on labor and socio-economic aspects and food security, and in accordance with relevant international requirements or agreements, have been increased or expanded year by year.
Therefore, each country is encouraged to continue the necessary actions according to the relevant requirements. We therefore hope that this workshop will serve as a good opportunity for participants to think about ways forward to combat IUU fishing in Southeast Asia. In addition, technology can play an important role in advancing IUU fishing countermeasures, and we are encouraged to use the available new technologies that are practical for each country.
Furthermore, realizing that international or regional cooperation is effective in combating IUU fishing, SEAFDEC has supported the AMSs in their efforts to combat IUU fishing for more than. We would like to reassure you that SEAFDEC, together with partners and in cooperation with international and regional organizations, will continue to support the AMSs, especially in their efforts to combat IUU fishing. Finally, I would like to express my appreciation to all of you for your active contributions and look forward to strengthening the close cooperation between relevant stakeholders, including the ASEAN Member States and relevant international/regional organizations, for the improvement of fisheries in Southeast Asia in the future.