Australia’s Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Promoting Sustainable Fisheries in Southeast Asia Program includes a team of Australian technical experts. They will provide country-specific support to partner states in the region to combat IUU Fishing. This focus is on strengthening monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) efforts.
At the request of participating countries, we will tailor and deliver activities to:
- address MCS knowledge gaps
- provide critical inputs to help agencies with their fisheries responsibilities.
To help deliver these activities, we work with Australian technical partners who include:
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Types of activities
Activities can be designed to cover broad system-based approaches to combating IUU fishing or be focused on specific and specialised aspects of MCS.
Examples of the types of issues to collaborate on include:
- Offshore enforcement operations
- Implementation and strengthening of Port State Measures (PSM)
- MCS policy and operational advice
- Education and outreach programs
- MCS related data training/analytics
- MCS equipment training, deployment, analysis.
Support is available from 2022 to 2026.
- Targeted capacity building support is available to all ASEAN countries and Timor Leste.
- Activities must have equal access for men and women, including people with disabilities.
- While these activities are likely to vary in nature and design to address country-specific needs, applications will be assessed based on their contribution towards expected end of program outcomes and the overall goal of the program.
To strengthen and support combating IUU fishing in Southeast Asia.
- Responsible fisheries agencies across Southeast Asia have enhanced MCS capacity by 2026.
- Strengthened regional cooperation and improved gender inclusivity on fisheries management and MCS amongst Southeast Asian countries by 2026.
How to apply
To register interest for targeted capacity building support, please complete this form.
Following registration, a program official will make contact to further discuss the program and to request additional information to assess eligibility and assist in the design of the initiative.
If you’re not ready to apply just yet, we can discuss your country or agency’s specific needs. We can work together to see how we can collaborate and strengthen efforts to disrupt IUU Fishing.