Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Regional Best Practices

The Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme (RFLP) supported the establishment of a multi-agency technical committee which drafted a national plan for the safety of fishers and fishing vessels at sea for Sri Lanka. The national plan presented in this document was approved by the government.
The Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) has sought to reduce fisher vulnerability in Cambodia by introducing a safer and more stable design of the commonly used 12-meter wooden fishing boat. This case study  describes the   process and outcome of this intervention.
English version of an illustrated leaflet on a system for reporting accidents at sea. The system was piloted in Cambodia, Indonesia and Timor-Leste with Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme support.
This case study presents an overview of the context, details the RFLP intervention, gives the results, implementation problems, and recommendations and key lessons learned of RFLP supported crab bank to enhance resource management and livelihood option for coastal communes of Cambodia.
An international consultant reviewed aquatic product certification schemes used in the region and made recommendations for an improver’s scheme called the Good Fish Code which would provide incremental incentives (provided by corporate socially responsible companies) for steps taken to promote improved co-management of inshore fisheries. The GFC includes social, biological, governance and environmental evaluation criteria.