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USAID Oceans Brings Additional Vessels “Online” in Indonesia CDT Pilot

USAID Oceans conducted a second installment of at-sea data capture technology and provided technical assistance to its First Mover partners in Bitung during October 22- 26, 2018. The installed Pointrek technology is a two-way communication vessel monitoring system (VMS) with real-time catch reporting that enables fishers to capture seafood traceability data directly at its point of catch.

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Laos Fishery Experts Hold National Gender Training, Highlighting Importance of Gender Mainstreaming in Fisheries Management

As is common across many countries in Southeast Asia, in Laos women play a key role in the processing and marketing of fish. Recognizing the importance of gender roles and equity in the fisheries sector, in early 2018 the Laos Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF) requested support from USAID Oceans to conduct a National Training Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Livestock and Fisheries Management and Development. 

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Malaysia CDT Gap Analysis and Partnership Appraisal

Key findings and recommendations from USAID Oceans’ assessment of Malaysia’s current implementation of catch documentation and traceability (CDT) through a gap analysis, rapid partnership appraisal, and development of a road map for implementing an eCDTS that will support the country’s compliance with U.S. and EU market requirements in the near term and other importing country requirements in the long-term.

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Making Waves: Issue 5

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Making Waves: Issue 4

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USAID Oceans: Overview Video

Learn how USAID Oceans is working to strengthen regional cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, promote sustainable fisheries and conserve marine biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific region. This video provides an overview of the benefits of the program’s traceability technology to a range of partners—from local fishers to international consumers.

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What We Do

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.

Where Oceans Works

To support regional expansion and capacity building, USAID Oceans has adopted a tiered approach for support, categorizing countries into ‘Learning Sites’ and ‘Expansion Sites.’