Human Resource Development for Sustainable Fisheries
(Year : 2013-2019)
1 Brief Project Description
2 Background and Justification
In referring to the plan of action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security Towards 2020 which was adopted in ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference Fish for the People 2020 “Adaptation to a Changing Environment” in Bangkok, Thailand during 13-17 June 2011 emphazises; Strengthen the capacity of fisheries communities and the capability of fisheries related organizations, NGOs and the private sector to better implement necessary actions towards enabling the communities and local organizations to increase resilience, improve livelihoods, alleviate poverty, adopt alternative livelihoods in support of achieving sustainable development, and encourage the participation of women and youth groups in the process; So that the key element of this HRD proposal is to continue in strengthen capability of fishery officers of the member countries to implement sustainable fisheries management and development through the application of the appropriate Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) and the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAF) as well as to strengthen knowledge, skill and techniques of the fishery officers for the fisheries information improvement as the basement of monitoring resources utilization such throughout the region.
SEAFDEC TD took this challenge and has been conducted many training courses which focus for sustainable fisheries development. In this stage of mid-period of the project, TD would like to follow up and giving more specific support to each of the member country through in improving of income of fishers through the fisheries activities. Considering the importance of such follow-up and supporting activities, and to implement such activities more effectively and achieve better outcomes, SEAFDEC proposes to extend the project period for 2 years, until 2019.
3 Project Overall Objectives, Outcomes, Outputs, Indicators and Activities
3.1 Objectives, Outcome and Output of the Project
With the period of the 7 years of work under this project, it aims to build up and strengthen human capability especially fisheries officers of its member countries for sustainable fisheries development. There are several areas of training titles that the project already supported to the MCs such as the a) applicable of MCS activities for sustainable fisheries with taking consideration ecosystem approaches, b) the applicable cost effective fishery data collection, analysis and sharing systems and to c) ecosystem approaches to fisheries management and extension methodologies that aims to strengthen knowledge of the fishers of member countries on the importance of fisheries resource management for the sustainable fisheries through the use of training toolkits, promotion materials; posters, cartoon booklets, VCD and etc. However, with under the umbrella of sustainable fisheries development, not only the ecological, fishing activities and governance which need to be managed but as human is the key players in the sustainable fisheries development, so that the project try to focus more on the human well being aspect, especially to increase the fishers income through the adding value activities for their catches.
Objectives: strengthen knowledge and skills of the key national officers in dealing with the sustainable fisheries development in all aspects but focusing more on the human well being in improving their income through the adding value of the fishers’ catches with the applicable and suitable methods.
Output: 1. pilot-learning site (s) of sustainable fisheries development in focusing on the improvement of incomes of fishers through the responsible fisheries activities, 2. Team of skilled key national officers to work on the pilot-learning site (s) as fisheries extension officers in promoting the adding value of the capture or culture fish in the suitable ways and methods.
Outcome: Fishers in the pilot-learning site will be improved their income through the responsible fisheries
ObjectivesStrengthen knowledge and skills of the key national officers in dealing with the sustainable fisheries development in all aspects but focusing more on the human well being in improving their income through the adding value of the fishers’ catches with the applicable and suitable methods
OutcomesFishers in the pilot-learning site will be improved their income through the responsible fisheries.
Outputs1. pilot-learning site (s) of sustainable fisheries development in focusing on the improvement of incomes of fishers through the value adding of the fish caught from responsible fisheries activities,
2. Team of skilled key national officers to work on the pilot-learning site (s) as fisheries extension officers in promoting the adding value of the capture or culture fish in the suitable ways and methods
ActivitiesSpecific and intensive human resource development and follow up activities on Sustainable Fisheries Management through the promotion of value adding methods for capture and culture fish in suitable and appropriate ways which targeting to improve the income of fishers through the responsible fishing activities.
3.2 Overall Scope/Description of Project
ActivityRegional Human Resource Development on sustainable fisheries development
- From 2013-2015, There are several regional training courses that have been conducted by SEAFDEC, these to full filled the needed from the MCs as well as to strengthen knowledge and skills of the fisheries officers in the MCs on sustainable fisheries management. However, under the umbrella of this task, SEAFDEC/TD conducted the training courses that list are as following:
- Applicable MCS activities with taking consideration of Ecosystem Approaches for sustainable fisheries
- Essential EAFM and Extension Methodologies (2 courses)
- There were two participants from each country participated in each training course. In parallel with the regional training courses, SEAFDEC also supported MCs in conducting national training course which base on the need and request from MCs. The courses are conducted as tailor-made training program. Each of the training course program is designed base on the need and real situation of the country.