Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD)

Optimizing Energy Use and Improving Safety in Fishing Activities
(Year : 2013-2019) 


1 Brief Project Description

In the Southeast Asian countries, the major concerns on fisher well-being are focus on the poverty and safety at sea. Human well-being of fishers has been degraded by the less concern on safety of fisher at sea. Less of budget, concern and appropriated regulation as well as effective monitoring process by responsible agencies are significant hindrance on the strengthen safety at sea for fishers in Southeast Asian Region. In the capturing process, the fuel cost obviously takes up majority of operational cost and directly decrease income of fisherman. The major concerns on the use of energy include over-power of the main engine, heavy construction of wooden hull structure, less maintenance of the engine and machineries, and inappropriate fishing operations/practices. In the capturing process, the fuel cost takes up majority of operational cost, but we cannot find any alternative source of energy in near future. With reference to the global concern on the climate change that includes the reductions of greenhouse gases, either by reducing the source of pollutes. This project deals with fuel efficiency measures that require minimum modification of their existing equipment to optimize energy using for fishing operation. It is therefore, the main activities under the project include transferring appropriate ways to optimize the use of energy for the fishing vessels. It also includes adjustment/improvement of current practices of the vessels. Awareness building on the safety at sea for fisher includes the improvement of living and working conditions onboard to ensure that human well-being of fishers will be strengthened. In this connection, this project aims at transferring appropriate and applicable technology and knowledge to fishers and fisheries officials in order to optimize energy use in fishing activities and improve safety at sea for fishing vessels especially on small scale fisheries.

 

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

Objective 1:

Outcomes

Enhancement of knowledge and experience of ship owners, fisheries extension officer, and other key stakeholders of ASEAN Member States

Outputs

1. Report of the training organized in ASEAN Member States
2. Network for optimizing energy and safety at sea for small-scale fishing

Activities

Regional 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.

Outcomes

Project planning in year 2017-2019





Outputs

Issues 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.

Activities

Regional 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.

 

Outcomes

Enhancement 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

Outputs

Dissemination of the international guidelines on optimizing energy and safety at sea to the key stakeholders (national language of ASEAN Member States )

Activities

Information dissemination





3.2 Overall Scope/Description of Project

Activity

Regional Human Resource Development on sustainable fisheries development

Description

  • 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.

Activity

Intensive Human Resource Development on Sustainable Fisheries Management and Follow up activities

Description

In referring to the regional and national training courses that are conducted for MCs, in this stage TD will follow up on the applicable of the knowledge and skills that the ex-participants have gained from the project’s training courses. The selection of the pilot and learning sites for the follow up activities will be carried out through the reviewing process from the fisheries management plans that are proposed by the ex-participants from each country in each year, then step by step of the working process for improvement of income of fishers through the fisheries activities will be implemented by the ex-participants as the key players in each country, SEAFDEC/TD will play role as the supporter. The follow up activities will be carried out as specific and intensive HRD programs and activities in focusing on the improvement of income of fishers through the promotion of responsible fisheries and value adding methods for capture and culture fish in suitable and appropriate ways.

Activity

Production of promotion and training materials

Description

The promotion materials including lesson learned of the project activities have been producing and distributing to the related sectors.

Activity

Project evaluation

Description

At the last year period of the project (in 2019), the project evaluation will be carried out and the results/lesson learned from the project will be reported in the regional workshop, aside from that the topics on future training needed in the SEA will be also discussed as the HRD ways forwards.


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Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department
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  +66 2425 6100
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