Program of Activities under FCG/ASSP Mechanism 2022

On going Projects

Strategy I: Securing the sustainability of fisheries to contribute to food security, poverty alleviation and livelihood of people in the region

1. Strengthening a Regional Cooperation and Enhancing National Capacities to Eliminate IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia (2020–2024)
2. Harmonization and Enhancing Utilization of Fishery Statistics and Information (2020–2024)
3. Responsible Fishing Technology and Practice (2020–2024)
4. Research for Enhancement of Sustainable Utilization and Management of Sharks and Rays in the Southeast Asian Region (2020–2024)
5. Sustainable Utilization of Anguillid Eels in the Southeast Asian Region (2020–2024)
6. Sustainable Utilization of Fisheries Resources and Resources Enhancement in Southeast Asia (2020–2024)
7. Fisheries Management Strategies for Pelagic Fish Resources in the Southeast Asian Region (2020–2024)
8. Management Scheme for Inland Fisheries in the Southeast Asian Region (2020–2024)
9. Small-scale Fisheries Management for Better Livelihood and Fisheries Resources (2020–2024)
10. Establishment and Operation of a Regional System of Fisheries Refugia in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand (2016–2020, extended to June 2023)
11. Strengthening the Effective Management of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture in AMS with GIS and RS Technology (2019–2020, extended to 2022)
12. Development of Stock Assessment Methods and Strengthening of Resources Management Measures for Tropical Anguillid Eel in Southeast Asia (2020–2021, extended to 2022)

Strategy II :Supporting the sustainable growth of aquaculture to complement fisheries and contribute to food security, poverty alleviation and livelihood of people in the region

13. Sustainable Aquaculture through Cost-Effective Culture Systems, and Prompt and Effective Aquatic Animal Health Management (2020–2024)

Strategy III :Ensuring the food safety and quality of fish and fishery products for the Southeast Asian region

14. Enhancing Food Safety and Competitiveness of Seafood Products (2020–2024)

Strategy IV: Enhancing trade and compliance of the region’s fish and fishery products with market requirements

No project under this Strategy in 2020

Strategy V: Addressing cross-cutting issues, such as labor, gender and climate change, where related to international fisheries

15. Assistance for Capacity Development in the Region to Address International Fisheries-related Issues (2020–2024)

Strategy VI: Empowering SEAFDEC to strengthen its roles in the region and to improve its services to Member Countries

16. Fisheries Resource Survey & Operational Plan for M.V. SEAFDEC 2 (since 2004)

New Projects (starting 2022)

1. ASEAN–JICA Cooperation for Capacity Building on IUU Fishing Countermeasures in Southeast Asia (new project, 2022–2024)
2. ASEAN–JICA Food Value Chain Development Project (new project, 2022–2024)
3. Regional Collaborative Research and Capacity Building for Monitoring and Reduction of Marine Debris from Fisheries in Southeast Asia (new project, 2022–2023)
4. Sustainable Management of Fisheries, Marine Living Resources and their Habitats in the Bay of Bengal Region for the Benefit of Coastal States and Communities: Support to SEAFDEC Member Countries (new project, 2022-2026)

Pipeline Projects
(to be implemented under the FCG/ASSP Mechanism once the funding could be secured.)

1. Blue Horizon: Ocean Relief through Seaweed Aquaculture*
2. Regional Technical Consultation on Aquatic Animal Health Emergencies in Southeast Asia*
3. USAID Public International Organization (PIO) Grant Contribution to Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)*