REGIONAL TECHNICAL CONSULTATION ON THE REGIONAL FISHING VESSELS RECORD : USE AND WAY FORWARD OF RFVR DATABASE AS A MANAGEMENT TOOL TO REDUCE IUU FISHING IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN REGION
The Head of Information and Communication Technology Section of the SEAFDEC Training Department, Mr. Kongpathai Saraphaivanich introduced the Project on “Promotion of Countermeasures to Reduce IUU Fishing” which has been implementing since 2011. He mentioned that the project aims to review and improve fishing license, boat registration through establishment of management tool to reduce IUU fishing. Moreover, the rational of RFVR establishment was informed including the expected outputs of the Consultation will be came up with strategies and ways forward for Asian Member States (AMS) and SEAFDEC to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing through utilization of FRVR as one of a tool. The Consultation also expected for an agreement among AMS on management and update matters of the RFVR for 24 meters in length and over. In this connection, he informed the Consultation that the 47th SEAFDEC Council Meeting suggested this Consultation to review the number of vessels submitted by AMSs to SEAFDEC in order to improve its accuracy. His presentation appears in Annex 3.