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.
Updates to voluntary commitment
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
Continues support the improvement of Regional Fishing Vessels Record as a management tool for ASEAN Member States to combat the IUU Fishing
Establishment and Operation of the Regional system of Fisheries Refugia in the South China Sea and Guld of Thailand
Financing (in 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