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Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (OCEANS)

The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (OCEANS) between USAID, the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center and the Coral Triangle Initiative for Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security works to strengthen regional cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, promote sustainable fisheries and conserve marine biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (OCEANS) supports the development of a transparent and financially sustainable catch documentation and traceability system to help ensure that fisheries resources are legally caught and properly labeled. This risk-based, electronic system will be applied to wild capture fisheries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific region and will be based on the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. The partnership collaborates with technology companies to harness the latest communication and traceability innovations. OCEANS also builds capacity for sustainable fisheries management and biodiversity conservation upon which productivity depends and will support the Regional Program of Action to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (OCEANS)
Timeframe: Aug. 01, 2015 - Aug. 01, 2020
Project Status: Ongoing
Contact: Heidi Schuttenberg
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Thematic Focus: Industry and Market Incentives, Governance and Management, Fostering Constituencies and Political Will, Transparency
Geographic Areas: Southeast Asia
Activity Type: Project
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