The objectives of USAID Oceans activity is to: (1) develop a financially sustainable regional catch documentation and traceability (CDT) system to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud in areas where sustainable fisheries management plans (SFMP) are being applied; (2) expand use of the CDT system to priority biodiversity areas in the Asia Pacific region; (3) strengthen human and institutional capacity of regional organizations to conserve marine biodiversity through SFMPs, including actions to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud; and (4) enhance public-private partnerships (PPPs) to conserve biodiversity, promote sustainable fisheries management, and combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud.
In the first two years, USAID Oceans will focus extensively on the development of the CDT system and demonstration in two learning sites in the Sulu-Celebes Sea—one in Bitung/Manado, Indonesia and one in General Santos, Philippines. As USAID Oceans develops the CDT system, it will also work to strengthen sustainable fisheries management and human welfare issues in the two learning sites. USAID Oceans will expand implementation of the CDT system and SFMP to areas in the Asia-Pacific region that are important for marine biodiversity in Years 3-5.Services Provided:
Poseidon conducted the following activities: