Anti-IUU Measures in FAO Regional Fisheries Livelihood Programme project in Timor LestePresentation Transcript
18 June, 2012Mario Pereira, Crispen Wilson
The Problems: • Data was not being gathered in any systematic manner. • Many of the government agencies were isolated ,entering and reentering data. • Data was being lost due to viruses, hard drive crashes, theft.
The objectives: Offsite backups data and virus protection A shared data system accessible across ministries Workloads can be distributed to districts Performance matrics for government staff Increase transparency and service to stakeholders
Has 2 interfaces Public page
Reported accident at sea
Data entry page (NDFA staffs and related counterparts)
Community-based IUU program
Timor Leste Issues Suspected they are losing natural resources every day due to illegal fishing. Infrequent patrols by Navy, Marine Police. Lack of incentive for fishermen to cooperate with authorities. No IUU list. No system in place to determine whether large commercial vessels have license to fish in the area. No data collected from commercial vessels regarding fish catch in Indonesian and surrounding waters.
Changing the business model Who pays the fee? Why should fishers’ allow themselves to be monitored? Other benefits that can be delivered to the fishers, improved safety, collecting management data, documenting fishing patterns, etc..
Strategy to engage the fishermen in helpingto combat illegal fishing Equipping the fishermen with real time satellite transmitters. These transmitters automatically record the location of the boat every ten minutes. They have two user activated buttons. The instructions to the captains are: if your sinking, press button #1 to call for Help, and press button #2 to report illegal fishing
Intended outcomes Have illegal fishers from other countries view every artisanal boat as having the potential to report them. Gain a measure of how many our fishers are illegally fishing in other countries waters. Build partnerships between the fishers and the Dept of Fisheries, Marine Police, Military. Collect management data
Benefits Fishermen Natural Resource Governmental Management Agencies Abilitythey arefor help Get to seeand how Engaging the report when to call in fishers go where fishermen to trouble. much time they illegal fishing will add If they are pulled into spend between locations. tremendously to the countries capacity to foreign port then likely they have been Catch data/distance patrol its waters. Saves time, fuel, boats. arrested for illegal fishing and are not dead. travelled. CPUE This is the start of This is the start of building a cooperative If the boat is overdue, their families can see building a positive working relationship with fishers. relationship between governmental where they are and agencies and boat be assured the boat is captains. OK.