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South west indian ocean fisheries project joint asclme swiofp policy and governance assessment

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries ProjectJoint ASCLME/SWIOFP Policy and Governance Assessment


Swiofp study area

SWIOFP Study Area


Objectives of swiofp

Objectives of SWIOFP

  • To identify and study exploitable offshore fish stocks within the South West Indian Ocean, more specifically, to determine existing fishing pressure on these stocks and to investigate the role of environmental influences on the life histories, seasonal variability and health of stocks in order to differentiate between environmental and anthropogenic impacts;

  • To develop institutional and human capacity through training and career opportunities; and

  • To develop a regional fisheries management structure and associated harmonised legislation in collaboration with the SWIOFC.


Scientific components of swiofp

Scientific Components of SWIOFP

  • SWIOFP is being implemented through six components, which are aimed at achieving the objectives stated above.

  • The six components of SWIOFP are as follows:

    • Data gap analysis, data archiving and information technology;

    • Assessment and sustainable utilization of crustaceans;

    • Assessment and sustainable utilization of demersal fishes (excluding crustaceans);

    • Assessment and sustainable utilization of pelagic fish;

    • Mainstreaming biodiversity in national and regional fisheries management; and

    • Strengthening regional and national fisheries management.


Outputs

Outputs


Specific outputs for governance assessment

Specific Outputs for Governance Assessment

  • Collate and review the fisheries policy making process and the fisheries laws and regulations of the SWIOFP countries and advise on areas where harmonisation is possible.

  • Review the regional fisheries management organsiations in the region and how they could be improved to ensure an LME and ecosystem– based governance approach.


Follow up actions on the policy governance assessment

Follow Up Actions on the Policy Governance Assessment

  • Develop an Action Plan for implementation

  • Initiate process of training on EAF approach to developing management plans

  • Develop a framework for assisting countries in science to policy and governance process for their respective fisheries including legislations.

  • An EAF approach management plan for one specific fisheriesin each of the SWIOFP countries.

  • Strengthening of fisheries bodies as appropriate


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