Join us at the Building Ocean Health conference in Korea!

The IMCS Network is pleased to announce our upcoming presentation at the Building Ocean Health conference in Seoul, Korea.  Registration is still open for those who want to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Building Ocean Health:  Sharing experiences to move towards sustainable fisheries management

Venue: The Westin Chosun, Seoul, Korea

Date: 29-30 November, 2016

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Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) will co-organize the Asia Regional Conference on “Building Ocean Health: Sharing experiences to move towards sustainable fisheries management” on November 29 to 30, 2016 in Seoul, Korea. High-level officials from the Asian States as well as international organizations will attend the conference in pursuit of ways to strengthen regional cooperation to promote legal and responsible fisheries.

The sustainability of the ocean and fishery resources is facing a serious threat throughout the world. In this circumstances, the international cooperation is the most important means to overcome this situation. Considering that the fishery product of the Asian countries occupies 55% of the total global fishery product, the efforts of the Asian nations are surely needed for sustainable fisheries. The Asia Regional Conference will be good opportunity for the Asia nations to seek the effective cooperation plan and form the social consensus for sustainable fisheries resources management.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To develop dialogue and information-sharing between Asian States
  2. To consider relevance of Korea reforms in other Asian States
  3. To promote key reforms to global fisheries governance
  4. To create a regional approach and initiatives to deter IUU fishing
  5. To build understanding on the overall steps needed to achieve sustainable fisheries management

 

 

 

 

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016

9:00 Registration
9:30-10:30

 

Remarks

Ø  Opening Remarks: Minister of Ocean and Fisheries of Korea

Ø  Congratulatory Remarks: High-level delegations from participating countries (TBD)

10:30-12:30 Session I. Efforts for effective implementation towards sustainable fisheries

Ø  Key Note I: WWF “Challenges and opportunities to building ocean health and sustainable fisheries” (20 min)

Ø  Case Study: Japan “Japan`s move towards sustainable fisheries; its vision and key strategies” (20 min)

Ø  Discussion (50 min) : Asian States discuss their efforts and challenges

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 Session I. Efforts for effective implementation towards sustainable fisheries

Ø  Key Note II: EJF “Why is it critical to address IUU fishing for sustainable fisheries” (20 min)

Ø  Case study : Korea  “Korea`s reform to encourage legal and responsible fisheries management” (20 min)

Ø  Discussion (50 min) : Asian States discuss their efforts and challenges

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:30 Ø  Q&A (Floor discussion)

Ø  Wrap-up : Recap of discussion presented by Asian States

17:30-18:00 (Special Session) WFU presentation by MOF
18:00- Gala Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016

10:00-12:00 Session II. Key measures to improve sustainable fisheries management

Ø  FMC Korea : “MCS : Identity, tracking and transition to digital”(20 min)

Ø  FAO  : “Implementation of Port States Measures agreement” (20 min)

Ø  NOAA  : “Mechanisms to achieve more efficient management in wild capture fisheries –with a special emphasis on transparency and traceability”, (20 min)

Ø  EU : “Adoption of electronic catch certificate scheme”  (20 min)

Ø  Discussion (30 min)

12:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Session III. Global Cooperation towards Sustainable Fisheries Management

Ø  IMCS : “Challenges in enforcement and management of fisheries and how to address with intergovernmental cooperation” (20 min)

Ø  USA: Sea Scout Initiatives (20 min)

Ø  SEAFDEC : “Asia Regional Cooperation” (20 min)

Ø  Discussion (30 min)

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00- 17:30 Session IV. Role of Private Sectors 

Ø  WWF/EJF : “How is industry supporting sustainable fisheries”, (20 min)

Ø  Korean Industry: “TBD`s plan to improve their fisheries”, (20 min)

Ø  Asian Industry: “Role of markets to promote sustainable fisheries” (20 min)

Ø  Discussion (30 min)

17:30-18:00 Wrap-up

Ø  Asian countries are committed to create a regional approach and initiatives towards sustainable fisheries

 

The International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Network aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of fisheries-related MCS activities through enhanced cooperation, coordination, information collection and exchange among national organizations and institutions responsible for fisheries-related MCS.