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Compliance Review: A study undertaken to support the development of a Regional MCS Strategy for Pacific Oceanic Fisheries

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Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • The achievement of FFA members’ regional goals for their tuna fisheries depends heavily upon the effective

    implementation by national governments of a comprehensive range of MCS measures. In support of this, FFA

    members have established various regional MCS measures that provide a framework to enable effective

    management and control of the region’s tuna fisheries. However, problematic implementation at the national

    level continues to undermine the ability of FFA members and the secretariat to fully implement these

    initiatives and effectively monitor and control the region’s tuna fisheries, thereby threatening their returns.

    While some FFA members have developed strong MCS systems with high levels of implementation, much of

    the FFA membership continues to suffer from inconsistent implementation of MCS measures. Various studies

    have identified the need to improve MCS implementation, noting that weaknesses in MCS were critical

    obstacles to sustainable management and profitable development.. This is no simple task for any country –

    developed or developing; island or continent. In 2006, an international study assessed compliance by 53

    countries (95% of global fish landings) with key provisions of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.

    The study noted that approximately 57% of the countries ‘failed’ on compliance with MCS related measures.

    Of these, 30% had particularly poor ‘fail’ grades, including the regionally significant countries: France,

    Philippines, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Spain. Project Two reviews the implementation by FFA members

    of MCS measures and provides recommendations for improving performance and monitoring where

    necessary. This review focuses primarily on implementation of regional and global MCS measures that have

    been agreed to by the FFA membership.

Authors


  •   Hanich, Quentin
  •   Brown, Colin (external author)
  •   Tsamenyi, Martin M.
  •   Kroese, Marcel (external author)
  •   Soutar, Duncan (external author)
  •   McDonald, Christian (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Q. A. Hanich, C. Brown, B. M. Tsamenyi, M. Kroese, D. Soutar & C. McDonald, Compliance Review: A study undertaken to support the development of a Regional MCS Strategy for Pacific Oceanic Fisheries (2009)

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1644&context=lawpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/632

Place Of Publication


  • Honiara, Solomon Islands

Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • The achievement of FFA members’ regional goals for their tuna fisheries depends heavily upon the effective

    implementation by national governments of a comprehensive range of MCS measures. In support of this, FFA

    members have established various regional MCS measures that provide a framework to enable effective

    management and control of the region’s tuna fisheries. However, problematic implementation at the national

    level continues to undermine the ability of FFA members and the secretariat to fully implement these

    initiatives and effectively monitor and control the region’s tuna fisheries, thereby threatening their returns.

    While some FFA members have developed strong MCS systems with high levels of implementation, much of

    the FFA membership continues to suffer from inconsistent implementation of MCS measures. Various studies

    have identified the need to improve MCS implementation, noting that weaknesses in MCS were critical

    obstacles to sustainable management and profitable development.. This is no simple task for any country –

    developed or developing; island or continent. In 2006, an international study assessed compliance by 53

    countries (95% of global fish landings) with key provisions of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.

    The study noted that approximately 57% of the countries ‘failed’ on compliance with MCS related measures.

    Of these, 30% had particularly poor ‘fail’ grades, including the regionally significant countries: France,

    Philippines, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Spain. Project Two reviews the implementation by FFA members

    of MCS measures and provides recommendations for improving performance and monitoring where

    necessary. This review focuses primarily on implementation of regional and global MCS measures that have

    been agreed to by the FFA membership.

Authors


  •   Hanich, Quentin
  •   Brown, Colin (external author)
  •   Tsamenyi, Martin M.
  •   Kroese, Marcel (external author)
  •   Soutar, Duncan (external author)
  •   McDonald, Christian (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Q. A. Hanich, C. Brown, B. M. Tsamenyi, M. Kroese, D. Soutar & C. McDonald, Compliance Review: A study undertaken to support the development of a Regional MCS Strategy for Pacific Oceanic Fisheries (2009)

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1644&context=lawpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/632

Place Of Publication


  • Honiara, Solomon Islands