In January 2020, USAID Oceans and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) co-organized a three-day Regional Workshop on Gender Integration in Fisheries in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop covered topics such as gender sensitivity; gender research, analysis, and tools; action planning; and budgeting for gender-inclusive programs.Read More
Combating illegal, unreported
and unregulated fishing
for sustainable fisheries in the Asia-Pacific region. Learn More
Forming partnerships for
and sustainable development. Learn More
Developing catch documentation
and traceability solutions for
transparent, sustainable supply chains. Learn More
The Hidden Half, Part I – Women’s role in Southeast Asia’s fisheries
Fishing is traditionally thought of a man’s profession, but in Southeast Asia women make up more than 50% of the fisheries supply chain. Despite their important role, women’s work often goes unseen. This video provides an overview of women’s role in the fishing industry in Southeast Asia. Learn more in Part II – "Gender research in Southeast Asia’s fisheries.”
The Hidden Half, Part II – Gender research in Southeast Asia’s fisheries
This video provides an introduction to conducting gender-specific research in Southeast Asia’s fisheries. While the video features communities and workplaces in Southern Mindanao, Philippines, it represents many of the gender roles and challenges women experience throughout the region and research tools and techniques that can apply throughout the region. Learn more in Part I - "Women’s role in Southeast Asia’s fisheries."
FROM "BAIT TO PLATE"
Learn how USAID Oceans is working with public and private sector partners across the region to develop and implement electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT) systems that combat illegal fishing practices, improve fisheries management, enhance human welfare, and support global interests of maritime security, prosperous markets, and food security.
January 2020 – Since 2015, the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) has worked to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing...Read More
Do you know where your seafood comes from? Maybe you know the region or country where it was caught, but what about the specific body of water? And what...Read More
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This video provides an introduction to conducting gender-specific research in Southeast Asia’s fisheries. and represents many of the gender roles and challenges women experience throughout the region and research tools and techniques that can apply throughout the region.Read More
This video provides an overview of women’s role in the fishing industry in Southeast Asia.Read More
In May 2019, with support from USAID Oceans, the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) launched an electronic logbook, or “eLogbook,” application to improve its CDT system, digitally capture and compile data within the fisheries supply chain, and increase compliance with fishing regulations. This case study looks at the implementation of eLogbooks in Indonesia, including challenges, limitations, and opportunities.Read More
Technology Impacts: Business Benefits of Electronic Catch Documentation and Traceability Technologies
USAID Oceans collaborated with fellow USAID program, the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) to develop this impact series to share experiences implementing eCDT tools that establish connectivity in remote and at-sea areas; provide mechanisms for data collection and transmission through the entire supply chain; and offer value-added user benefits, such as communication, safety, and business tools.Read More
USAID Oceans is working to combat IUU fishing and enhance South East Asia’s fisheries through a multi-prong approach that takes into account the complexities of the issue and the people that it impacts.
Estimated metric tons of seafood tracked by USAID Oceans-supported traceability technology
Tested electronic traceability technologies for small- and large-scale seafood operations
Million hectares of biologically significant marine habitat to be improved under sustainable fisheries management
Million USD estimated public and private sector funding for increased sustainability of program interventions
Regional stakeholders trained in program technical areas
Countries reached by gender in fisheries training resources developed by USAID Oceans and its partners
To support regional expansion and capacity building, USAID Oceans has adopted a tiered approach for support, categorizing countries into ‘Learning Sites’ and ‘Expansion Sites.’