How can the Asia-Pacific Sustainable Seafood and Trade Network help you?

The regional seafood platform will serve a unique role, dedicated to supporting the needs of WWFs offices in the one hand but also working externally with the private sector, technical experts, government agencies and other NGOs to improve fisheries regionally.
 / ©: WWF-Canon / Meg Gawler
Live coral reef species for sale as seafood, Hong Kong.
© WWF-Canon / Meg Gawler
In order to achieve this, the Regional Program’s Activities are divided into 2 categories:

Programmatic Engagements directly with supply chain actors to improve practices. We will work within the existing FIPs and AIPs framework to promote continuous improvement projects; recognizing the unique characteristics of developing country fisheries by adapting and tailoring the FIP/AIP models to drive improvements in targeted small-scale and developing country fisheries
Seafood Savers Impact
The regional platform will provide ancillary services to engage with industry external stakeholders to support improvement fisheries and more responsible seafood:
  1. Developing cost effective methods of assessment, evaluation, monitoring and implementation to include data-poor fisheries in the improvement process
  2. Research such as in-country fishery and aquaculture audits to identify improvement opportunities, supply chain studies to understand market leverage points, market trends and producer demand
  3. Regional and international advocacy, in tandem with WWF network offices, and convening regional “stakeholder” meetings (i.e. government, private sector, NGOs)
  4. Working with industry and government sectors to trial low-cost technologies (e.g.traceability) and best-practices in support of improvements
  5. Develop training programs and provide technical support to build capacity in WWF national offices and liaise with external partners to mobilize resources and deliver trainings to meet conservation goals
  6. Act as conduit between regional and international WWF offices, linking supply chain agents and supporting consistent communication and outreach
  7. Initiate and engage in regional and international dialogue on fisheries improvement program developments and financing
  8. Working through relevant WWF network programs to define market access and communications protocols and monitoring these commitments
 / ©: WWF

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