Since May 2015, the Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) has worked with regional organizations, national governments, and stakeholder groups...Read More
Combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing
for sustainable fisheries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Forming partnerships for regional collaboration
and sustainable development.
Developing catch documentation and traceability
solutions for transparent and sustainable supply chains.
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.
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."
“I am a Woman Fisher from Bitung!” – a Success Story of Indonesian Women Working for Change in Northern Sulawesi’s Fisheries
It was a hot, sunny day during June 2019 when several women working in fisheries supply chains based in Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, participated...Read More
IMPACT STORY #3: USAID Oceans Taps Start-up Technology Company to Connect Small-Scale Seafood Traders and Communities in Indonesia
USAID and an Indonesian technology start-up demonstrate the value of developing business management and traceability solutions specifically for small scale...Read More
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing is a significant threat to fisheries, fishing industry workers, and communities throughout Southeast...Read More
New Tools & ResourcesView All
This regional document includes a compilation of gender-related policies and legal frameworks across ASEAN member countries, and reflects the experiences and lessons of contributors...Read More
In support of the conclusion of country and learning site activities under the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans), four Philippines-based project closeout activities...Read More
At the request of the Lao PDR Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF), on January 14-16, 2020 an introductory electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT) workshop was...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.’