USAID Oceans Announces Selection of Newest Grantees to Leverage eCDT Data for Improved Fisheries Management

15 Jan, 2019 | Feature Article, Project Update

In December, USAID Oceans selected two grantees to support its work to leverage eCDT data to improve fisheries management. Two grantees were selected in the program’s Indonesia and the Philippines learning sites, Masyarakat dan Perikanan (MDPI) in Indonesia and Mindanao State University Naawan Foundation for Science and Technology Development, Inc. (MSUNFSTDI) in the Philippines, to undertake data analysis that can be shared with all ASEAN member countries to inform traceability initiatives across the region.

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USAID Oceans Advances Regional Readiness for Traceability System Design, Development with Catch Documentation Assessments

19 Dec, 2018 | Feature Article, Project Update

Since its launch in 2015, USAID Oceans has worked to engage ASEAN and Coral Triangle Member Countries to advance their capacity to accomplish end-to-end seafood traceability. Over 2017 and 2018, USAID Oceans partnered with Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam to assess their current catch documentation and traceability capabilities and to develop a road map for implementing electronic traceability systems compliant with U.S. and EU market requirements in the near-term and other importing country requirements in the long-term.

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SNAPSHOTS: USAID Oceans Launches Small-Scale Traceability Technology in the Philippines

29 Aug, 2018 | Feature Article, Project Update

USAID Oceans made leaps forward this month in establishing full-chain seafood traceability with the installation of technology to bring small-scale fishers online in the Philippines. With partner, the Futuristic Aviation and Marine Enterprises (FAME), USAID Oceans installed 30 small-scale vessel transponders with “First Mover” fisherfolk and five connection gateways that bring connectivity to remote and at-sea areas surrounding the program’s General Santos City learning site.

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PRESS RELEASE: USAID Oceans and Southeast Asian seafood market leaders talk value of seafood sustainability, traceability

27 Aug, 2018 | Feature Article, Press Release

LOS ANGELES, August 27, 2018 – Today, global seafood industry and government leaders gathered in Los Angeles to take part in an event organized by the U.S. Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia called the “Oceans Dialogue: Expanding Collaboration for Our Oceans” that focused on sustainable fishing and marine pollution.

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