National Working Group Meeting 29 September – 3 October 2014 Fishing Technology Development Centre, Semarang
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This Project – Strategies for trawl fisheries bycatch management (REBYC-II CTI; GCP /RAS/269/GFF) – is contributing to the more sustainable use of fisheries resources and healthier marine ecosystems in the Coral Triangle and Southeast Asia waters by reducing bycatch, discards and fishing impact by trawl fisheries. It is being executed by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC), based in Bangkok, Thailand, and the governments in the participating countries Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam in partnership with the private sector and relevant national, regional and international organizations. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is the Global Environment Facility (GEF) agency for the project that will be funded jointly by GEF and the implementing and executing partners. The project is structured around four interrelated components: the policy, legal and institutional frameworks component; the resource management and fishing operations component; the information management and communication component, and the awareness and knowledge component. The Directorate General of Capture Fisheries, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, in Indonesia is one of the Executing Agencies for this GEF-funded project where FAO is the Implementing Agency. The DGCF has primary responsibility for national project activities in Indonesia, and provides substantial co-financing to the project (estimated at close to 50,000 US$ over 5 years, as per the Project Document). The Project Regional Facilitation Unit, based at SEAFDEC TD, and FAO Operational and Technical staff, provided operational and technical support to DGCF for implementation of this LOA. Under the First LOA between DGCF and FAO under component 1, (Policy, legal and institutional frameworks) one national working group meeting is supported. Under the LOA, DGCF agreed to produce English language reports on local and national group meetings. This report covers the proceedings of this NWG Meeting held in Samarang on 30 September 30 2014.
Report from the National Working Group Meeting . (2014). Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
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