Report on the FAO Workshop on Sea Cucumber Fisheries: An Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Indian Ocean (SCEAM Indian Ocean), Mazizini, Zanzibar, the United Republic of Tanzania, 12–16 November 2012.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1038

Report on the FAO Workshop on Sea Cucumber Fisheries: An Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Indian Ocean (SCEAM Indian Ocean)
Mazizini, Zanzibar, the United Republic of Tanzania, 12–16 November 2012






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ABSTRACT

FAO. 2013.
Report on the FAO Workshop on Sea Cucumber Fisheries: An Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Indian Ocean (SCEAM Indian Ocean), Mazizini, Zanzibar, the United Republic of Tanzania, 12–16 November 2012.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1038. Rome, FAO. 92 pp.

The livelihood opportunity that sea cucumber fisheries provide to many coastal fishers in the Indian Ocean is threatened by widespread overfishing. The five-day SCEAM Indian Ocean workshop was held in November 2012 and brought together fishery managers from 14 countries to provide a forum for sharing knowledge and improving management plans in Indian Ocean sea cucumber fisheries. It followed the format of a similar workshop that was held in the Pacific in 2011. Workshop facilitators first presented background seminars on up-to-date research on fisheries management. The workshop then focused on interactive sessions with workgroup exercises and plenary discussions that helped participants diagnose their fisheries before deciding on appropriate objectives, regulatory measures and management actions. A field day was also included in the agenda to provide hands-on experience in species identification and product processing. The workshop outputs given in this report detail current management practices and constraints in Indian Ocean sea cucumber fisheries and the proposed strategies and research priorities of the participating fishery managers.


Table of Contents

Preparation of the document

Abstract/Résumé

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations and acronyms

Executive summary/Résumé exécutif

BACKGROUND

OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP

ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKSHOP

 

Preparation

 

Scope

 

Strategies

PROGRAMME, VENUE AND PARTICIPANTS

 

Programme and venue

 

Participants

 

Facilitators

PRE-WORKSHOP FISHERY FORMS

 

Purpose

 

Results

   

Section A - Fishery operation

   

Section B - Human resource capacity and monitoring

   

Section C - Management approach and governance

   

Section D - Current fishery regulations

   

Section E - Enforcement and inspection

   

Section F - Stakeholder involvement

   

Section G - Aquaculture

WORKSHOP SESSIONS

 

Theory sessions

   

Session 1 - Global and regional overviews

   

Session 2 - Managing, assessing and monitoring sea cucumber fisheries

   

Session 3 - Indian Ocean sea cucumber fisheries presentations

 

Practical sessions

   

Session 4 - Assessment of sea cucumber fisheries using the ACIAR toolbox

   

Field day

   

Session 5 - Decision-making in sea cucumber fisheries management

   

Session 6 - Governance of sea cucumber fisheries, enforcement and inspections

   

Session 7 - Fisheries case studies and management plans

   

Session 8 - Contextualizing the workshop for implementation in the Indian Ocean

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

WORKSHOP SATISFACTION SURVEY

REFERENCES

 

ANNEX 1 – Invitation and prospectus

ANNEX 2 – Workshop agenda

ANNEX 3 – List of participants

ANNEX 4 – Pre-workshop fishery form

ANNEX 5 – Country reports from Indian Ocean sea cucumber fisheries

ANNEX 6 – Species identification cards for Indian Ocean sea cucumbers

ANNEX 7 – Workshop satisfaction form

ANNEX 8 – Workshop photo


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