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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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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