Workplan 3: Marine Fisheries

Strengthening regional capacities to secure more sustainable fisheries management and contribute to marine biodiversity and climate resilience.

The second aspect of the work plan Strengthened capacity strives to prevent, deter and eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the EA-SA-IO region through eight other strategic actions:

Supporting monitoring, control and surveillance cooperation, coordination and harmonisation
Supporting exchange of experiences and development of coordinated approaches
Organising and coordinating joint regional sea and air patrols
Facilitating interoperability of systems and exchange of data
Building capacity for harmonised enforcement, compliance and prosecution
Building capacity and assist technically on catch certification and traceability
Encouraging synergies with other regional initiatives
Establishing risk assessment frameworks