FAO Fisheries Department

Online fisheries statistics system www.peskador.org launched in Timor-Leste



An online national fisheries statistical system for Timor-Leste was launched today at a ceremony presided over by Mr Marcos da Cruz, Secretary of State for Agriculture and Fisheries.

The system www.peskador.org provides public access to a wide range of statistical and environmental information relating to fisheries in Timor-Leste.

This is the first time that such a system has been implemented in Timor-Leste and it is expected to be an important tool contributing to enhanced fisheries management and sustainability of marine resources.

The site is operated by the National Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NDFA) and was established with the support of the Spanish-funded Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) which is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).