User’s Manual of the Electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme, Part 1: Introduction
The ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme (ACDS) is a management tool to prevent the entry of fish and fishery products from IUU fishing to the supply chains in the ASEAN Region. Towards the improvement of the traceability system for marine capture fisheries, the manual's overall objective of the ASEAN Catch Documentation Schemes' electronic system is to guide relevant stakeholders along the supply chains to understand the step-by-step how to implement the eACDS applications. The eACDS User’s Manual consists of 6 parts described along with traceability system processes from catching to landing, purchasing, transferring of catch to processing, using raw materials in processing, issuing the certification, and exportation. Besides, some countries in the ASEAN region implements transshipment at sea. The eACDS applications, therefore, include the transshipment at sea in a separate part. There are six parts of the manual as follows: Part 1: Introduction of the eACDS;Part 2: Issuance of the Catch Declaration (CD); Part 3: Issuance of the Movement Document (MD); Part 4: Issuance of the Statement of Catch (SC) and Catch Certification (CC); Part 5: Transshipment at Sea; and Part 6: System Administration. This manual is the 1st Part on the Introduction.
This manual was produced under the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Strategic Partnership Program by the Training Department of SEAFDEC with the cooperation of the SEAFDEC/UNEP/GEF Project entitled the "Establishment and Operation of a Regional System of Fisheries Refugia in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand" (called in short Fisheries Refugia Project).
Imsamrarn N., Saraphaivanich K., Meenam S., & Siriraksophon S. (2020). User’s Manual of the Electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme, Part 1: Introduction. Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.