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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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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Philippines combats IUUF with electronic system

5 Feb, 2020 | Feature Article

Highlighting the importance of nurturing the environment while setting good policy directions, Agriculture Secretary William Dar urged the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) to make fishers live more prosperously than before.

“Look at sustainable practices and avoid overfishing,” Dar underscored at the closeout event of USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans).

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Taking the Next Step to Scale-up Electronic Catch Documentation and Traceability in Southeast Asia

27 Dec, 2019 | Feature Article

USAID Oceans is working with partners throughout Southeast Asia to develop Technical Guidance on the Design and Implementation of eCDT Systems in Southeast Asia. To advance this effort, during the week of December 2, 2019, USAID Oceans convened eCDT technical working group members and regional partners to take part in a workshop to finalize this important document. 

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