- facilitate awareness-raising on IUU fishing issues as they affect the fishing and seafood sectors – small to large;
- share experience on improving traceability, including catch documentation, technologies and their anti-IUU fishing characteristics from Coral Triangle and regional fisheries, identifying obstacles, key issues and priorities;
- promote, and learn from specific examples (success stories, new innovations) on catch documentation and traceability, including under Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIP) and/or with links to buyers and key markets, and how these help address IUU fishing issues and overcome obstacles;
- develop new pilots/links to collaborate on anti-IUU fishing technologies and fishery best practices;
- develop a regional “road map” to enable and expand collaborations on traceability and IUU fishing, assessing relevant policies and programmes, how fisher folk and industry players can help influence and implement these and identify what support may be needed;
- further cultivate the CTFF as a platform for regional dialogue and multi-stakeholder consensus building on sustainable fisheries to contribute towards delivering the goals of the CTI Regional Plan of Action and related Western and Central Pacific initiatives; and
- introduce key market actors to better fisheries and vice versa to strengthen cooperation to address IUU fishing.
Help prevent a coral catastrophe
Fight the destructive harvesting and unregulated trade of one of the most attractive inhabitants of our tropical oceans.