Workshop proceedings from USAID Oceans’ training workshops with the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) in support of its member-countries seafood traceability initiatives in the Coral Triangle region. Held on June 24 and 27-28, 2019, in Dili, Timor Leste, the workshops bookended a two-day CTI-CFF event on “Catch Documentation and Traceability (CDT) System Design and Implementation based on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM)” held in the same venue on June 25-26.
USAID Oceans’ June 24 “pre-event” workshop was focused on assisting the Pacific countries in conducting rapid gap analyses to assess the state of their respective CDT capabilities for wild capture fisheries. The June 27-28 “post-event” workshop presented a range of electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT) technology solutions to meet needs identified in the previous sessions. USAID Oceans and its private sector technology and industry partners showcased their eCDT technologies. Finally, the program sought inputs from the CT6 on a draft regional eCDT guidance document that USAID Oceans and SEAFDEC are jointly developing for Southeast Asia. Both workshops, as well as CTI-CFF’s two day “main event,” were organized in partnership with the CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat (RS) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC).