Engaging Small-scale Fishers in the Philippines in eCDT Systems Proves the Feasibility of Scaling eCDT for Municipal Fishers Regionally

20 Apr, 2020 | Feature Article

As USAID Oceans nears completion in May 2020, the project has subcontracted the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines, in partnership with the private technology company, Futuristic Aviation and Maritime Enterprise (FAME), to expand one of these proven eCDT tools—FAME technology for small-scale fishers—to Occidental Mindoro and Bicol, Philippines.

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PRESS RELEASE: USAID Celebrates Accomplishments in Combating Illegal Fishing and Promoting Sustainable Fisheries in the Asia-Pacific Region

16 Apr, 2020 | Feature Article, Press Release

In February, public and private sector leaders in the seafood industry gathered in Manila, Philippines, and Jakarta, Indonesia, to celebrate the accomplishments of the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership’s work in Southeast Asia. The two closeout events highlighted the significant work of partners from ASEAN member states and the regional seafood industry to promote resource conservation and maritime security.

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USAID Oceans Engages Conservation International to Lead Implementation of the First Sub-regional Fisheries Management Plan in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines

15 Apr, 2020 | Feature Article

From March 10-11, 2020, with support from USAID Oceans, Conservation International-Philippines partnered with the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Regional Secretariat and members of National CTI Coordinating Committees of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines to conduct a “Sulu-Sulawesi Sub-Regional EAFM Plan Implementation Workshop in Manila, Philippines.”

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BFAR to tap new catch documentation system to fight illegal fishing

14 Feb, 2020 | Feature Article

The Philippine government can soon utilize a new catch documentation system – which took five years to be developed – in addressing illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. A statement showed that the Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), in partnership with the USAID Oceans and SEAFDEC, completed the establishment of the electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT) system after five years.

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System to boost the Philippines’ sustainable fishing efforts

11 Feb, 2020 | Feature Article

Through collaboration with the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, the Philippines Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources launches a newly-developed electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT) system to strengthen the Philippine government’s fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and sustainable management of the country’s waters

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BFAR to use new catch documentation system to curb illegal fishing

10 Feb, 2020 | Feature Article

The Philippine government is set to use a newly-developed electronic catch documentation and traceability (e-CDT) system to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. The e-CDT system will document key information about harvest, processing and transportation of fisheries products to enable traceability from harvest and point of origin to its destination – a process that eliminates the chances of IUU fishing and illegally–caught fish from entering the market. It is a partnership project of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC).

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Newly-Developed fisheries catch documentation system set to improve Philippine’s sustainable resource management

6 Feb, 2020 | Feature Article

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 6 — The Philippine government’s fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUUF) and sustainable management of the country’s waters will soon become more effective with the newly-developed electronic catch documentation and traceability (e-CDT) system.

A partnership project of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), the e-CDT system will document key information about harvest, processing and transportation of fisheries products to enable traceability from harvest and point of origin to its destination – a process that eliminates the chances of IUU fishing and illegally–caught fish from entering the market.

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