The 3rd Fishers Forum, Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City, Philippines

Date:   4 July 2017 - 6 July 2017
RS CTI CFF

The 3rd Fishers Forum, Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City, Philippines

The overall theme of this event is “Sustainable Coastal Fisheries through Local Innovation: Scaling Up Effective Models for IUU Reduction, Catch Documentation and Traceability in Support of Sustainable Local Fisheries” with a variety of sub-themes:

1. Share information and experiences in the Coral Triangle and regional fisheries on IUU reduction, catch documentation and traceability in support of sustainable coastal fisheries, identifying obstacles, key issues and priorities;

2. Profile and demonstrate successful examples of industry-fisherfolk partnerships on:

a. Best practices for IUU reduction, catch documentation and traceability
b. Expanding anti-IUU and traceability measures through FIPSs

3. Identify opportunities for scaling up effective models and expanding collaborations by identifying specific sites and concrete projects for investment and action;

4. Develop a ‘roadmap’ identifying relevant enabling policies, programs and sustainable funding opportunities, including value-adding strategies for these programs and how fisherfolks and industry players can help influence and implement these.