At the beginning of 2021, the Indonesia pole-and-line and handline, skipjack and yellowfin tuna of Western and Central Pacific archipelagic waters were certified sustainable to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standards. The MSC is the international standard body which recognizes efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies.
This year´s celebration of World Fisheries Day gives us another opportunity to reprise the importance of protecting our fishers and ensuring nutritious, safe, and sustainable seafood on our table.
The latest stock evaluation of six small pelagic species in Ecuador has shown a significant improvement in the population and sustainability of the fishery.
he GEF-funded UNDP/Global Marine Commodities (GMC) project and its partner Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), promote a multi-actor approach that can help prevent fisheries from slipping back into the pre- COVID-19 scenario, by avoiding destructive practices and achieving sustainable marine commodities.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently implementing an innovative project, the Global Marine Commodities Project (GMC Project), and just released a new publication “The GMC Project: Our Model and Early Results”, that describes its unique approach to engage different public and private sector actors along the seafood supply chain to drive sustainability into 9 distinct fisheries in Asia and Latin America.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) complete the last stage of nationwide Blue Swimming Crab National Management Plan consultations for fishery sustainability. The 5-year plan will roll-out various policies and projects for the responsible and sustainable management of the Philippine BSC fishery.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS host a plenary on Tuesday 8 October 2019, in Jakarta, to discuss the roles of Pesantren in supporting achievement of SDG14: Life Below Water. This plenary is part of the lndonesia SDGs Summit 2019, which this year focus on marine conservation to improve welfare and reduce inequality
As the 2015/2019 National Tuna Management Plan enters its final year, the Ministry of National Development Planning
facilitated a workshop to support the work of Directorate of Fish Resource Management at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries on the Development of the draft National Tuna Management Plan 2020/2024.
As a coordinated effort to improve the management of Indonesian fishery resources, the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) officially launched its “Multi-stakeholder Platform for Sustainable Fisheries” as part of The Global Sustainable Supply Chains for Marine Commodities (GMC) project on Thursday, July 25, 2019.
As part of the GMC project knowledge management strategy, public and private sector delegations from Ecuador, Indonesia, and the Philippines attended a workshop in Galicia, Spain, to learn about internationally recognized Galician fisheries governance systems in order to replicate best practices in their own countries.