STECF Report EWG1915 Shark CPOA and Shark Finning Regulation

The report on the “Review of the implementation of the shark finning regulation and assessment of the impact of the 2009 European Community Action Plan for the Conservation and Management of Sharks” as been reviewed and endorsed by STCEF. It has been recently released.

You will find there an analysis of the actions of the member states regarding the monitoring of landings of shark species potentially usable for the fin trade from a list of species established by the experts of the working group and the available bibliography. on monitoring the Hong Kong markets.

The report also devotes a chapter to the review of the shark action plan entered in force in 2009 as well as proposals for the improvment of its objectives and related actions.

STECF 19-17 – Shark Finning

Fruitful sensitization : First at-sea release of knifetooth sawfishes in Indonesia

Fishermen communities sensitization is one of the
pillar of Indonesaw project through direct meetings, inquiries and social medias. These methods clearly shown their benefits few months only after their implementation ; the Indonesaw team is proud to announce that Indonesian fishermen released sawfishes while they were in trawling activity in the west of Papua Province.

Many thanks to the Alert Network Team for their commitment !

Some more work is needed in the overall country to continue encouraging good practices from maritime professionals.


Marine Spatial Planning Trainings

Healthy and productive oceans and coasts provide vital services essential to human society. However, many of these services are declining due to increasing and often competing coastal activities and resource uses. The trend is amplified by uncoordinated sector policies and management. An integrated approach to policy implementation and ecosystem management across sectors is therefore essential to foster effective synergies.

Therefore, Blue Planning, i.e. ecosystem-based marine and coastal planning and management is regarded as a particularly useful approach to support integration of environment and resource management, sustainable development and governance priorities at local, national and regional scales.

Informed by decades of practical experiences and learning in the field, this training course aims to strengthen planning and implementation in one’s own context while providing an introduction to the theory and practical starting points of Blue Planning. It is based on a large and diverse range of existing frameworks, tools, guidelines, articles and online resources aiming to enable national and local planners and practitioners develop and implement integrated coastal and marine policies and plans

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DRDH contribute to Blue Planning in Practice (Blue Solution Initiative) and offered with over international expert some specific training tailored for maritime stakeholders :

´Blue Planning in Practice´ (BPiP) is an overarching term for approaches such as integrated coastal zone management, coastal and marine spatial planning or maritime planning. The introduction also referred to a real case example (Benguela Current).

BPiP promotes an ecosystem approach, aiming to achieve multiple objectives for the use of coasts and ocean by minimizing conflicts among users and reducing impacts on ecosystems and ecosystem services and fostering sustainable development.

Blue Planning does not lead to a final and definitive plan. It is a continuing, iterative process that includes learning and adaptive management over time. The development and implementation of Blue Planning includes a number of elements, comprising the following:

  • Identification of need and process design
  • Organisation of stakeholder participation
  • Inventory and analysis of current and future conditions
  • Drafting and approving the spatial management plan
  • Implementation and enforcement
  • Monitoring, revision and adjustment
Wallis Bay excursion: Ligth House-Sea Lions colony.
Training in Namibia 5-9 March 2018
Practical session on the ‘Identification of Needs’ in a fictitious country.