The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) is an intergovernmental organisation responsible for the management of tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean. It works to achieve conservation and appropriate utilisation of fish stocks and encourage the sustainable development of fisheries.
An essential element of achieving sustainable management of the fish stocks in the Indian Ocean is obtaining accurate catch data from the fisheries that operate within this region. Developing coastal states are not always able to provide catch data in the required format for the IOTC, leaving significant data gaps.
In order to mitigate this issue, SFACT has funded a series of capacity building workshops to provide the Indonesian Ministry of fisheries with the skills to present catch data in a format that is acceptable to the IOTC. These sessions are still ongoing, with 4 having been completed to date.
SFACT is proud to provide funding towards capacity building in Indonesia, as we believe it is vital to achieving our mission and vision.