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The 6th Project Steering Committee Ad-hoc Meeting

DATE: 30 November 2021

LOCATION: Virtual Meeting

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Improve the understanding among stakeholders of the ecosystem approach for establishment and management of fisheries Refugia in the Philippines

Photo: SEAFDEC/PCU

Effective fisheries management has always been a challenge, especially in complex multi-species, multi-gear fisheries. Traditional stock-based approaches have been mainly practical, with management measures often not taking other essential aspects of the fishing into account. As fisheries have declined over the past 30 years, the need for more effective and equitable management is increasingly evident in the Philippines. 

The ecosystem approach offers practical and effective means to manage fisheries more historically. It represents a move away from fisheries management that focuses on target species towards systems and decision-making processes that balance environmental,

Final Round Discussion Among Experts for Setting the Spiny Lobster and Tiger Prawn Refugia in Malaysia

Photo: DOF/Malaysia

Department of Fisheries Malaysia (DOF) organized a mini-seminar on establishing fisheries refugia for lobster in Tanjung Leman, Johor, and tiger prawn in Kuala Baram, Sarawak, from 30 March to 2 April 2021. The seminar was attended by 25 participants physically and virtually from fisheries research institutions, universities, marine parks, SEAFDEC/MFRDMD, and headquarters' senior officers (Appendix 1).

The Fifth Meeting of the Project Steering Committee 

The Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) of the Fisheries Refugia organized the 5th Project Steering Committee (PSC5) Meeting on 3 September 2021 to update the work progress, including policy decisions to support the project’s implementation, financial and budget plan for 2022. The meeting is a virtual meeting via Zoom Platform. Fifty-seven participants from 6 participating countries, including SEAFDEC senior officers, project Task Manager from UNEP, and the PCU staff, attended the meeting.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh, the national focal point of Viet Nam, was elected as a new chairperson, and Mrs. Iswari Ratna Astuti, the national focal point of Indonesia, was the vice-chairperson for this PSC5 meeting. Mr. Ngurah N. Wiadnyana, the chairperson of the Fourth Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Committee (RSTC4), presented the highlight of the RSTC4 Report. The project achievements were highlight via the URL: https://fisheries-refugia.org/241-highlights-of-the-4th-regional-scientific-and-technical-committee-meeting-rstc4 

 

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