Common Oceans - A partnership for sustainability and biodiversity in the ABNJ

Publications

Report of ISSF Skippers Workshop General Santos (Philippines) 27th June 2019
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
The document summarizes results obtained during the noted in round 9.6 workshop
Report of ISSF BioFAD Workshop in General Santos (Philippines) and Majuro (Marshall Islands) 26 June - 1 July 2019
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
Following the series of workshops on biodegradable FADs that ISSF has been conducting with the support of FAO, Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna project, 2 workshops were organized in Philippines (General Santos) and Marshall Islands (Majuro). Previous workshops were organized in Europe, with attendees from the Eastern Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The document summarizes the results from the workshop that had the objective to promote the use of non-entangling and biodegradable FADs in the fleets operating in the Western Pacific Ocean. 
Report of ISSF BioFAD Workshop in Zadar (Croatia) 5th September 2019
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
Following the series of workshops on biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) that ISSF has been conducting with the support of FAO, Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna project, in the western Pacific Ocean, a workshop in Zadar (Croatia) was organized. Zadar is homeport of the fleet (fishing masters and first officers), from Caroline Fisheries Corporation (CFC), a purse seine company based in Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia).  The document summarizes the results from the workshop that had the objective to promote the use of non-entangling and biodegradable FADs in the fleet and set the protocol to test 100 biodegradable FADs with CFC fleet
Report of the Sixth Project Steering Committee: Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the ABNJ
Category: Tuna & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
Report of the Sixth Project Steering Committee: Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the ABNJ, Rome, Italy, 8-10 July 2019. 
Report of the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Deep Seas Project Fourth Project Steering Committee Meeting
Category: Deep Seas & Biodiversity
Type of document: Reports
The fourth meeting of the ABNJ Deep Seas Project Steering Committee (PSC4) was held in Saint-Denis, Reunion from 23–25 January 2019, with the cooperation of the SIOFA Secretariat. The meeting was attended by representatives of eight project partners, including six regional bodies. The list of participants is attached as Appendix 1. The primary objectives of the PSC were to review the Project’s progress, to agree on actions and activities to be undertaken prior to the project’s closure and to discuss preparations for a new phase of the project. FAO and WCMC briefed the PSC on activities that are underway (e.g. review of area based planning tools, legal step-wise training) and on upcoming activities (e.g. rights based management workshop, global deep sea meeting). FAO and WCMC also briefed the PSC on their 2019 work plan and its budgetary implications. The PSC endorsed the 2019 work plan and requested a budget revision to take into account the unplanned activities in 2019 work plan (e.g. VME workshop, rights based management workshop, global deep sea meeting). The PSC took note of the end of project closure requirements and preparations that were being made for a subsequent phase of the ABNJ deep sea project.