Offshore Fisheries Resources Exploration in Southeast Asia
(Year : 2004-2019)
1 Brief Project Description
2 Background and Justification
Over the past few years, a number of countries in the region have increased their interest to promote the exploration of offshore fisheries resources to reduce the pressure of over-exploited fisheries resources in near shore areas in their EEZ, at the same time to find alternative source of fisheries resources. This is in line with the Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Regional Towards 2020, as mentioned in the Plan of Action # 18 “Investigate the potential of under-utilized fisheries resources and promote their exploitation in a precautionary manner based upon analysis of the best available scientific information”. In this connection, this project will provide technical support to the Member Countries in exploring the under-utilized fisheries resources including offshore areas in their respective EEZ waters.
In this connection, SEAFDEC in close collaboration with the Member Countries has supported exploration of fishery/living resources in the EEZ of the countries in SEA. The overall aims of this project are to encourage Member Countries to collect the information on the offshore fishery resources in terms of research and training facilities using M..V. SEAFDEC 2, and to build human resources capacity for offshore fishery resources exploration. Concerning on the issues on delay of data analysis on tuna research work as well as the preparation on development of the Project concern on fish handing at sea, SEAFDEC proposes to extend the project period to year 2019.
3 Project Overall Objectives, Outcomes, Outputs, Indicators and Activities
3.1 Objectives, Outcome and Output of the Project
Objectives 1Organization of the Regional Offshore Fisheries Research Resource Exploration.
Outcomes 1Set of data on the fisheries research resource for capture fisheries promotion or fisheries resource management.
Outputs 11.1) A set of scientific data for policy consideration on management and sustainable utilization of oceanic tuna in Sulu and Sulawesi Seas
1.2) Sets of SOPs for assessing the status of tuna resources in region or Subregional Waters in Southeast Asia
1.3) Summary Report on the Technical Meeting on the Plan for the Survey Cruise of M.V. SEAFDEC 2 on Small Pelagic Fishery Resources Assessment in Viet Nam Marine Waters and Tentative Cruise Order of M..V. SEAFDEC 2 survey around Waters in Southeast Asia.
Activities 1Activity 1: Technical meetings on the results of the tuna fisheries resources survey in Sulu and Sulawesi Seas Progress of the tuna research work, direction and solution of the difficulties on data analysis to support the tuna research in SSSs as well as the future activities will also be discussed at the meeting.
Activity 2: Regional (or Sub-regional) consultation to establish research survey for offshore fisheries resources in Southeast Asia Waters by utilization of M.V. SEAFDEC 2
Activity 3: Supporting technical staff(s) of SEAFDEC/TD participate the cruise survey and participate to the technical meetings of sub-regional study/research on offshore fisheries resources survey..
Objectives 2Developing for Improving Fish Handling at Sea
Outcomes 2Utilization of fisheries resources through improvement of post-harvest fish handling at sea onboard fishing vessels
Outputs 2Report of the regional training course on post-harvest
Activities 2Organize the regional training course on improvement of post-harvest fish handling at sea
Objectives 3Strengthening quality research survey on offshore fisheries resources, and promote value addition to marine fisheries products in Southeast Asian
Outcomes 3Efficiency of research survey on offshore fisheries resources and appropriate improvement of post-harvest fish handling
Outputs 3Sampling gear used for fisheries resources survey and/or Promote the materials of the improve Fisheries Research Resource Exploration and package(s) of technical handbooks and training reports on improvement of post-harvest fish handling
Activities 3Modification of the offshore sampling gears and technical project publications
3.2 Overall Scope/Description of Project