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EAF Implementation in the South West Indian Ocean area. A baseline report








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    Report of the EAF REGIONAL TASK GROUP MEETING AND ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP (SOUTH WEST INDIAN OCEAN). Mombasa, Kenya, 27–30 January 2009 2009
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    The first meeting of the South West Indian Ocean EAF Regional Task Group (RTG) was held in Mombasa, Kenya, from 27 to 30 January 2009, together with an ecological risk assessment methodology workshop. It was attended by 20 participants from the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) countries, the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the Agulhas and Somali Currents Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) project, the Scientific Committee of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commiss ion, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Implementation Unit, the African Union Commission and FAO. The RTG is an implementation structure under the EAF-Nansen project GCP/INT/003/NOR and serves as the forum for training in ecological risk assessment that is the methodology used for the identification and prioritization of issues requiring management attention. The main objectives of the meeting and workshop were to discuss and facilitate key processes an d activities for the implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management in the South West Indian Ocean region including the modalities for the formation and functioning of the RTG and National Task Groups (NTGs). It was explained that, to be able to achieve the objectives of implementing an ecosystem approach to fisheries at the national level, certain key structures have to be in place including the NTG with representatives of key stakeholders in a given fishery and that would take the lead in the process. An overview of the key concepts and process of the ecological risk assessment methodology were clarified. Participants were also introduced to the preparation of EAF baseline reports to be used as initial input for the work on ecosystems approach to fisheries. It was explained that the preparation of the report is to be led by national and regional experts and overseen by the NTG. For the exercises the participants worked in three subgroups formed during the meeting with each group selecting a chairman who moderated the discussions and a rapporteur. The participants expressed satisfaction with the development of a communication strategy for the project and especially with the participatory approach used.
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    Report of the meeting of the EAF-Nansen Project Regional Task Group for the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC) area, Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius 1–2 October 2012 2013
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    Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC) area was held at the Sugar Beach Hotel in Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius on 1 and 2 October 2012, within the framework of the EAF-Nansen project (Strengthening the Knowledge Base for and Implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Marine Fisheries in Developing Countries). The meeting was attended by 20 participants from the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) countries, the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the SmartFish project and FAO. The principal objectives of the workshop include receiving updates on progress in the implementation of the EAF-Nansen project, examining the progress of work of the National Task Groups (NTGs), in particular the preparation of the fisheries management plans, and preparation of the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) meeting scheduled for 3 October 2012 at the same venue. The participants were taken through the EAF management planning process and the expected outputs of the EAF country projects.
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    Report of workshop on the harmonization of fisheries information systems in the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) region
    Flic en Flac (Mauritius), 2–4 July 2012
    2012
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    The SmartFish harmonization workshop has been conceived as a response to the SWIOFC 4th Scientific Committee (SC) meeting (December 2010) which recommended the development of an action plan towards the creation of a Regional Information System for the South West Indian Ocean region. The workshop was held at Pearle Beach Hotel, Flic en Flac, Mauritius from the 2nd to 5th July 2012. As agreed, this workshop brought together experts from three relevant existing information systems in the re gion (StatBase, WIOFish and FIRMS) and the FishCode-STF approach to data collection. Each system/approach was represented by two experts. Thanks to good preparatory work during the preceding month, including two web-conferences and three working documents, and very lively contributions of all participants, the workshop achieved its objectives: a technical option agreed upon for the development of the prototype of a harmonized information system, a working methodology, and a road map towa rds the presentation of the prototype together with sustainability assessment considerations to regional decision-makers during the course of the second quarter of 2013. The option retained for the prototype includes the following components:  A regional portal which could either build on the SWIOFP created capacity at KMFRI (Kenya) or the FAO SWIOFC website. This portal will organize access to the data and information available in the relevant systems, focusing on target user expec tations (e.g. resource status, fishery management, sector policy making).  A web-based fishery ontology organizing all concepts and reference data across the concerned systems and their mapping. This ontology will be stored in FAO/FI’s FLOD knowledge base, and will be maintained through the FAO/FI Code List Manager/Mapper built under iMarine.  Web-based search services (building on tools developed in iMarine), which will be exploited by the portal to enable relevant linking and navig ation across the concerned systems. This option is the less intrusive with regards to the existing systems and essentially builds on an agreement on how to link concepts and reference data utilized under each constituent system. The sustainability and regional ownership concerns will require focus on StatBase, check the most appropriate solution for the maintenance of the Portal, and confirm the role of FAO/FI in maintaining Code lists manager/mapper and FLOD services.

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