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Sharing Knowledge and Experiences on Small-Scale Marine Fisheries Data Collection and Management for Sustainable Development in the APEC Region

Published Date June 2024
Type of Publication Proceedings
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Ocean and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG)
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Pages 225
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Description

Sharing knowledge and experiences on small-scale marine capture fisheries data collection and management for sustainable development in the APEC region (OFWG 01 2022) was implemented to help enhance data collection and management for small-scale marine capture fisheries in the APEC region. By filling existing data gaps and fostering knowledge exchange among APEC member economies. The project aims to support the conservation of marine resources and the well-being of coastal communities. It also seeks to promote sustainable development aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines). The project has achieved its goal of obtaining a better understanding of the existing methods and tools used in data collection and governance of small-scale marine capture fisheries in the APEC region. The survey participants and the workshop shared knowledge and experience in data collection and management, leading to concrete best practices that the economies can use to guide their data collection efforts.