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SEAFDEC Initiatives Toward Sustainable Development of Fisheries in ASEAN Region
by SOUTHEAST ASIAN FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Intergovernmental organization)
To develop and manage the fisheries potential of the region by rational utilization of the fisheries resources for providing food security and safety to the people and alleviating poverty through transfer of new technologies, research and information dissemination activities. SEAFDEC will continue the supports to all ASEAN Member States in implementation of the 11 key actions of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Joint Declaration on Regional Cooperation for Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Enhancing the Competitiveness of ASEAN Fish and Fishery Products was adopted by SOM at the High-level Consultation on 3 August 2016, in Bangkok, Thailand which aims to meet the Target 14.4 by 2025. In addition, we will further cooperate with the UN Agencies to ensure that SEAFDEC will create more programs on sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans to meet the Target 14.2 by 2020.
14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
14.4
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
  • Eco-labelling, traceability, certification programmes
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Access and capacity building for eco-labelling and traceability systems
October 2018
Continues development of the electronic system of ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme to enhance the traceability of marine capture fisheries and prevent the entry of IUU fish/products entry into the supply chains
October 2019
Continues support the improvement of Regional Fishing Vessels Record as a management tool for ASEAN Member States to combat the IUU Fishing
October 2020
Establishment and Operation of the Regional system of Fisheries Refugia in the South China Sea and Guld of Thailand
Financing (in USD)
3,000,000 USD
Other, please specify
Fund raising from other donors through the proposed proposals such as UN Environment, Gef, GCF, etc.
Staff / Technical expertise
SEAFDEC Member Countries Contributions
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Basic information
Time-frame: July 2017 - October 2020
Partners
ASEAN
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
SOMBOON SIRIRAKSOPHON, POLICY AND PROGRAM COORDINATOR, somboon@seafdec.org, +66 2940 6333
BANGKOK, THAILAND
Other SDGs
United Nations