Optimizing Energy Use and Improving Safety in Fishing Activities
(Year : 2013-2019)
1 Brief Project Description
2 Background and Justification
With regard to optimizing energy and safety at sea issues, the following paragraphs provide the reference to the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Resolution and Plan of Action 2020. Resolution: #12 Support ASEAN efforts to promote low carbon development by minimizing the contribution of the fisheries sector to green-house gas emissions, with emphasis on promoting energy efficiency and use of alternative energy sources. # 13 Improve the working conditions of people engaged in fisheries activities, and strengthen measures for safety of fishing vessels taking into consideration regional specificity. # 15 Increase the efficient use of the alternative energy and reduce the use of carbon fossil energy by using appropriate fishing gear and fishing boats designs in fishing operation. Plan of Action – Fisheries Management: # 20 Adjust existing programs to take into consideration the effects of climate change, focusing on the programs for (i) managing fisheries and habitats; (ii) reducing fishing capacity and combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing; (iii) strengthening local organizations; and (iv) promoting safety at sea and other priority areas. Develop indicators and reporting measures to assess how actions of the programs build resilience to climate change. # 30 Strengthen efforts to address safety at sea, including considerations of working conditions and socio-economic development, and ensure that these considerations are addressed by all concerned authorities while improving monitoring and control of the status of conditions, especially on small fishing boats. Considering on the need of SEAFDEC Member Countries, in particular Cambodia Laos and Myanmar and Vietnam, to improvement on human well-being and safety at sea for small scale fishers are significant to develop human well-being. With that the importance of the continuous SEAFDEC activities on the issues of Optimizing energy and safety at sea, SEAFDEC proposes to extend the project period until 2019.
3 Project Overall Objectives, Outcomes, Outputs, Indicators and Activities
3.1 Objectives, Outcome and Output of the Project
OutcomesEnhancement of knowledge and experience of ship owners, fisheries extension officer, and other key stakeholders of ASEAN Member States
Outputs1. Report of the training organized in ASEAN Member States
2. Network for optimizing energy and safety at sea for small-scale fishing
ActivitiesRegional and national training on optimizing energy and safety at sea for fishing vessels
Objective 2:Research and development on improvement for good fishing operation/practices with optimizing energy used.
OutcomesProject planning in year 2017-2019
OutputsIssues and planning process on the energy saving and safety at sea for develop conceptual framework and way forward to promote the optimizing energy and safety at sea in SEA region.
ActivitiesRegional meeting on current situation on energy saving and safety at sea, and way forward to promote/improve energy saving and safety at sea for SEA region.
OutcomesEnhancement of the key stakeholders on international, regional, and national references for improvement of optimizing energy use and safety at sea for fishing vessels of ASEAN Member States
OutputsDissemination of the international guidelines on optimizing energy and safety at sea to the key stakeholders (national language of ASEAN Member States )
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.