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22-24 Apr: FAO/NEPAD workshop on climate change, disasters and crises in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Southern and Eastern Africa
  • :2013-04-22 To 2013-04-24
  • :Maputo, Mozambique

The NEPAD-FAO Fish Programme (NFFP) and the Smartfish Programme are jointly organizing a regional workshop on climate change, disasters and crises in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Southern and Eastern Africa. The objective of the workshop is to establish the current baseline regarding the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture activities and policies, and vice versa, and to coordinate activities, identify gaps, and priority actions to be supported by the NFFP and other partners.

8-10 April: South-Eastern Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs)
  • :2013-04-08 To 2013-04-10
  • :Swakopmund, Namibia

The representative of the Secretariat will brief on the results of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative Capacity-Building Workshop for West Africa (Dakar, 4 to 8 February 2013), which included a training on EBSAs in support of this workshop. The Secretariat will also provide a brief overview on the EBSA process under the Convention on Biological Diversity, workshop objectives and expected outputs/outcomes of the workshop. Selected experts will also be invited to provide presentations on:
(a) Scientific guidance on the application of EBSA criteria;
(b) Relevant global processes, including FAO's work on vulnerable marine ecosystems;
(c) Overview of relevant scientific programmes at regional scale; and
(d) Regional overview of biogeographic information on open-ocean water and deep-sea habitats and a proposed geographic scope of the workshop.

1st INTERPOL International Fisheries Enforcement Conference
  • :2013-02-26 To 2013-02-28
  • :Lyon, France,

1st INTERPOL International Fisheries Enforcement Conference, followed by a Fisheries Crime Working Group meeting. High-level Chiefs in the field of fisheries law enforcement are invited to join together with the aim of sharing expertise and strategies to prevent and combat fisheries crime.
The objectives of the conference are the following:
Launch Project SCALE, an INTERPOL initiative to detect, combat and suppress fisheries crime, designed to improve the exchange of fisheries enforcement information and intelligence between countries;
Establish a permanent INTERPOL Fisheries Crime Working Group, with the role of providing recommendations to ensure international cooperation between INTERPOL National Central Bureaus and national fisheries enforcement authorities in the reduction of fisheries crime;
Raise national and international awareness on the negative impacts of fisheries crime on our seas and oceans; and
Share expertise and provide recommendations on establishing suitable tools that will assist countries where fisheries law enforcement is lacking.

25 Feb - 1 Mar: North Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs
  • :2013-02-25 To 2013-03-01
  • :Moscow
  • : Participated by ICSF

In decision X/29, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity requested the Executive Secretary to organize a series of regional workshops, with a
primary objective to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine
areas through application of scientific criteria in annex I of decision IX/20 as well as other relevant compatible and complementary nationally and intergovernmentally agreed scientific
criteria, as well as the scientific guidance on the identification of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction, which meet the scientific criteria in annex I to decision IX/20.

9-11 Feb: PAF Congress on public private partnership in aquaculture and culture based fisheries
  • :2013-02-09 To 2013-02-11
  • :Barrackpore, West Bengal
  • : Participated by ICSF

The PAF Congress is on public private partnership.

8-9 Feb: National Tripartite Workshop on Work in Fishing Convention No. 188
  • :2013-02-08 To 2013-02-09
  • :Hotel Fidalgo, Opposite Junta House, Panjim, Goa.
  • : Participated by ICSF

A India-level national workshop to discuss the ILO Convention

4- 8 Feb: Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for West Africa
  • :2013-02-04 To 2013-02-08
  • :Senegal
  • : Participated by ICSF

As part of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative, the Secretariat is convening, with the financial support
from the Government of Japan through the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the Sustainable Ocean Initiative
Capacity-building Workshop in West Africa, from 14 to 18 January 2013, in Senegal. The workshop will
showcase regional experiences focusing on West Africa. It will specifically cover: (i) ecologically or
biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs), and (ii) integrated marine and coastal area management
toward achieving targets 6 and 11 in a holistic manner. The workshop will be implemented in
collaboration with various partners, including interested Parties, relevant UN-Ocean members, the Global
Ocean Biodiversity Initiative, and relevant regional organizations and initiatives. Training materials will
be forwarded to the selected experts and posted on the CBD website in due course. T

06-08 Dec: Caribbean Regional Consultation Workshop on the development of International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF)
  • :2012-12-06 To 2012-12-08

    The overall objective of the workshop is to support the development of the International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines) by providing inputs and advice, both with regard to good policies and practices in the region and in respect of overall principles and contents and to provide comments on the current Zero Draft of the SSF Guidelines.

    Discussions at the workshop will be forward looking and address implementation issues. The SSF Guidelines are intended to become an integral part of ongoing governance and development processes in support of small-scale fisheries. Accordingly, the workshop will promote cross-linkages between the SSF Guidelines and the policies and actions required in the Caribbean region.

01-02 Nov: FAO/NEPAD workshop on climate change, disasters and crises in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in West and Central Africa
  • :2012-11-01 To 2012-11-02
  • :Ghana, Accra

NEPAD-FAO Fish Programme (NFFP) organizes a regional workshop on climate change, disasters and crises in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in West and Central Africa. The workshop will be held back to back with the FAO/NEPAD workshop on the Ecosystem Approach to fisheries and to Aquaculture in Africa, from 29 to 31 October.

The objective of the workshop is to establish the current baseline with regard to the integration of climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk management (DRM) in fisheries and aquaculture activities and policies in West and Central Africa, and vice versa, of fisheries and aquaculture in climate change adaptation and disaster risk management strategies and plans, with the overall aim of coordinating activities and identifying gaps and priority actions to be supported by NFFP and other partners.

29- 31 Oct: FAO/NEPAD Workshop on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries and to Aquaculture (EAF/EAA) in Africa - Status, Lessons learned and Furure Opportunities
  • :2012-10-29 To 2012-10-31
  • :Ghana, Accra

The overall objective of the Workshop is to create a common platform of understanding of EAF/EAA concepts in Africa.