Two (2) representatives from SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) participated in “the CTI-CFF/USAID Inception Workshop: Building-Up a Regional Catch Documentation and Traceability (CDT) System and Advancing Fisheries Management for Strengthening Food Security in Coral Triangle Region”. This Workshop was held on 25-26 September 2017 at the Headquarters of CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Workshop aimed to introduce CTI-CFF on development of traceability system, exchange information on existing traceability system among CTI-CFF member countries, and build better understanding on the benefit of introduced traceability system in Fisheries management (EAFM) and in international market. The Workshop was participated by CTI-CFF Member Countries (namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste), USAID-Oceans and Fisheries Partnership, NOAA, Indonesian Tuna Association, ECOHUB, Sam Ratulangi University, PT. Palau Mas, and SEAFDEC.
In this Workshop, SEAFDEC introduced electronic system of ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme (e-ACDS) as a tool to prevent the entry of fish and fishery products from IUU fishing activities into the Supply Chains. The e-ACDS activities can be implemented in many good practices such as responsible fishing practices, labor control (if required) good fish handling and food safety practices which link to the good governance and enhance the healthy ecosystem approach, sustainable resources management and enhance a human well-being.