[Coral-List] Open workshop on technology and small-scale fisheries at ICRS - Sunday, 19 June, 09:30 - 12:00

Heidi Schuttenberg heidi.schuttenberg at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 19:01:10 EDT 2016

*You’re invited to a morning workshop on*


*Date: Sunday, 19 June 2016   Time: 09:30 - 12:00*

*Location: 311*

*The workshop is open, and we request you register your interest by an
email to hschuttenberg at usaid.gov <hschuttenberg at usaid.gov>*

Efforts to combat illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing are
gaining momentum globally with both the U.S. and Europe currently
implementing major initiatives to eliminate illegal fishing.  These efforts
often focus on traceability systems, vessel monitoring efforts, and the
implementation of the Port State Measures Agreement that target larger
vessels engaged in IUU.  There is a critical need to identify, pilot, and
scale-up technologies, patrolling approaches, and institutional
arrangements that are appropriate for near-shore fisheries, where most of
the boats are engaged in small scale fisheries.  These areas are often
plagued by unreported catches that compromise local management efforts, as
well as illegal encroachment by larger vessels that damage coral reef
habitats and stocks.  This workshop will draw on recent experiences from
Southeast Asia and Central America - to consider how emerging technologies
can help address illegal and unregulated fishing in near-shore waters, and
what broader social and institutional arrangements are needed to enable
their success.

*Session goals:*

To promote sustainable fisheries by:

1.    Developing a framework of management actions and relevant mobile
technology applications, and

2.    Identifying “lessons learned” about the conditions needed to
successfully apply technology to strengthen small-scale fisheries management

*Session Timing:*

9:30 – Welcome and introductions

9:40 –Management strategies for addressing IUU fishing: A framework, USAID

Case Studies & Lessons Learned

9:50 – Use of vessel monitoring systems to strengthen small scale
fisheries, Rare

10:05 – Catch documentation in Central America, Smithsonian

10:20 – Technology to strengthen fisheries enforcement in the Philippines,

10:35 - Plenary Discussion

11 - Smaller group discussions

1.    Technology and Management Applications Framework

2.    Lessons Learned on the Conditions needed for technology to strengthen
management of small scale fisheries,

11:45  Group report-outs

12:00 Conclude


Heidi Schuttenberg, USAID

Lindsey Larson, Rare

Rebecca Guieb, USAID

Stephen Box, Smithsonian

Barbara Best, USAID

Nikki Schulman, Rare

*Heidi Schuttenberg, Ph.D.*
Coastal Resources and Biodiversity Advisor
Office of Forestry and Biodiversity
USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC 20523
hschuttenberg at usaid.gov
phone: 202 712 5065

More information about the Coral-List mailing list