System to boost the Philippines’ sustainable fishing efforts

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. The system will strengthen the Philippine government’s fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and sustainable management of the country’s waters by documenting key information on fisheries products such as harvest, processing, and transportation in order to enable traceability from harvest and point of origin to its destination.

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Type: Feature Article | Author: Teresa Umali via ObenGov Asia | Date: 11 February, 2020 | Subject: Catch Documentation and Traceability, Partnerships and Engagement | Country: Philippines