Web-based reporting system for the questionnaire on the Implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
At its Thirtieth Session in July 2012, COFI encouraged Members to respond to the questionnaire on the implementation of the Code and supported web-based reporting for the questionnaire. The Committee also supported gathering more information on regional efforts to implement the Code facilitated by a content review of the questionnaires for regional fishery bodies (RFBs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), along with the introduction of web-based reporting for these entities.
In 2013, the COFI Secretariat developed a tailor-made web-based questionnaire (http://www.fao.org/fishery/code/codequest) for Members (in 6 official languages), RFBs and NGOs, together with a related database and information system, with inbuilt data management and data processing tools, useful in analytical and monitoring processes. The questionnaire online system is accessible through a dedicated portal on the FAO domain using unique usernames and passwords, and meets the necessary confidentiality, security and usability requirements.
The main features of the web-based reporting system include: