BFAR to use new catch documentation system to curb illegal fishing

BFAR to use new catch documentation system to curb illegal fishing

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 (IUUF).

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 (DA-BFAR), the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC).

Read the full article here: https://foodevolution.com.ph/2020/02/bfar-to-use-new-catch-documentation-system-to-curb-illegal-fishing/?fbclid=IwAR1Q8MekUdanQudkG_5lAkz2dzDNek4VA2gVkKw4RjGhJQf5VMcscumBpWE

Type: Feature Article | Author: Food Evolution | Date: 10 February, 2020 | Subject: Catch Documentation and Traceability, Partnerships and Engagement | Country: Philippines