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Mozambique, covering Southern Africa

Leone Tarabusi - Regional Manager

L.Tarabusi@acpfish2-eu.org
C/O Administração Nacional das Pescas (ADNAP)
Rua Consiglieri Pedroso 343, 3º Andar
Maputo, Mozambique
Tel/Fax: +258 21302769
Cel: +258 824024972

ACP Fish II Coordination Unit

Mr. Gustavo Miranda, Programme Coordinator

Avenue Tervuren 36/21
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32(0)2.739.00.60
Fax: +32(0)2.739.00.68
Email: info@acpfish2-eu.org





Programme reference:

EU Funded Project: SA-2.2-B11 NEG from ACP Fish II PROGRAMME: “Strengthening Fisheries Management in ACP Countries”.

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WHY WAS THIS PROJECT NEEDED?

Fisheries in the SADC region are one of the transboundary natural resources, whose management requires collaboration among Member States. The importance of sustainable management of natural resources is enshrined in the SADC Treaty. In line with the Treaty, the SADC Protocol on Fisheries calls for State Parties to work together in the overall management of fisheries resources including in law enforcement, in management of shared resources and in protection of aquatic environments. Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is one of the major threats to the fisheries resources in the SADC region and beyond. It has been associated with distortion of fisheries statistics, undermining sustainable management efforts, threatening the livelihoods of fishing communities and depriving region related economic opportunities. It is against this background that Ministers responsible for Fisheries in the SADC region came up with the Statement of Commitment (SoC) to combat IUU fishing in 2008. The SoC provides for the establishment of the SADC Regional Fisheries Monitoring Controland Surveillance Coordination (MCS) Centre. This centre will coordinate regional efforts in combating IUU fishing including joint law enforcement operations, reform of legislation and capacity building.

In this framework a Task Force on IUU fishing has been created to (a) monitor the implementation of the action plan to combat IUU; (b) to facilitate and guide the establishment of the SADC Regional Fisheries MCS Coordination Centre; (c) to ease regional cooperation in MCS and law enforcement in the region; and (d) to facilitate and promote the process for the development of common regional positions on issues related to IUU fishing. At the last meeting of the Task Force held in Maputo in September 2011 a road map for the establishment of the Centre, identifying specific preparatory actions to be undertaken at national and regional level has been developed. Among the priority actions to be carried out, the road map includes the assessment of the Implementation of the SADC Statement of Commitment to combat IUU Fishing and the development of a Sustainability Plan for the SADC Regional Fisheries MCS Coordination Centre.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project will follow up the assessment study for the installing of the SADC Regional Fisheries MCS Coordination Centre undertaken in February/April 20111, with the support of ACP FISH II Programme. The study produced two main reports following field work and extensive consultation with the SADC Secretariat and Member States: a) the Guidelines for the establishment of the SADC Regional Fisheries MCS Coordination Centre; and b) a Project Proposal for the Start-Up Project for the SADC Regional Fisheries MCS Coordination Centre.

The present project aims at providing Technical Assistance (TA) to support the SADC Secretariat and the Member States in the the elaboration of two documents:

a)      a study to assess the implementation of the SADC Statement of Commitment to combat IUU Fishing, including recommendation of remedial measures and options for its implementation.

b)      a Sustainability Plan for the SADC Regional Fisheries MCS Coordination Centre, including benchmarking on similar institutions and recommending options that minimize financial burdens of Member States .

The TA will be delivered by a team of experts led by a Fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Expert who will coordinate a Legal/Policy Expert and a Specialist in Governance and Institutions.

 

FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT