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Capacity Development Priorities

The Following are the Priorities to be develop by RPOA participating Countries which had been discussed in the workshop on Human and Institutional Capacity Building held in Da Nang, Viet Nam , 29-30 November 2010.

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PLANNING

Developing fishery specific management plans, incorporating the ecosystem approach to fisheries and participation

FISHING CAPACITY MANAGEMENT


Strengthening vessel licensing and/or registration
Strengthening/introducing rights based fisheries management
Developing alternative livelihoods
Commercial capacity reduction schemes

STRENGTHENING INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Strengthening fishery independent monitoring systems
Strengthening Information management
Improving design of information collection systems
Strengthening monitoring of Fisheries trade
Strengthening fishery dependent monitoring systems

STRENGTHENING THE SCIENTIFIC AND ECONOMIC BASIS FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT


Strengthening scientific analytical capability and capacity to gather information
Integrating scientific advice into management planning
Strengthening economic impact analysis capacity
Strengthening capacity for assessment of climate change adaptation/mitigation in fisheries, inc. fishing vessel emissions
Research planning

EFFECTIVE DECENTRALIZATION


Strengthening coordination and accountability between national/local levels
Strengthening implementation at local level
Supporting effective community-based management of fisheries
Strengthening legal basis to support decentralisation

STRENGTHENING MCS


Strengthening MCS information systems
Strengthening MCS Co-ordination
Building entry/mid level MCS skills
Implementing Port State Measures
Risk assessment/compliance planning
Encouraging Voluntary compliance

STRENGTHENING REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION


Strengthening capacity for complementary management of transboundary stocks
Strengthening capacity for Joint (and common)
Stock assessment (RPOA stock assessment platform; defining stock structure)
Strengthening capacity for cooperative MCS
Strengthen capacity for International engagement

STRENGTHENING LEGAL, POLICY AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT


Clarifying institutional roles/responsibilities
Encouraging strengthened legal frameworks
Strengthening capacity of senior execs to promote importance of fisheries
Strengthening capacity for internal needs assessment
Public performance reporting