U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

The goal of the CTI-CFF/ USAID-DOI “Strengthening Organizational and Administrative Capacity for Improved Fisheries Management” activity is to strengthen the CTI-CFF in ecosystem approach fisheries management (EAFM) through advancing regional catch documentation and traceability (CDT) systems to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and promote sustainable fisheries for livelihoods and food security in the Asia and Pacific region.

Strengthening Organizational and Administrative Capacity for Improved Fisheries Management


USAID/RDMA through US Department of Interior (DOI) for the period of 2017 – 2019 supports CTI to introduce and develop fisheries related activities that can promote sustainable fisheries practices in the CTI region, in order to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF), promote sustainable fisheries, and conserve marine biodiversity. This support has been acknowledged through a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat and the US DOI, on the Work Plan Entitled Strengthening Organizational and Administrative Capacity for Improved Fisheries Management (SOACAP IFM).

The SOACAP-IFM is a work plan developed which is aligned with USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnerships (the USAID Oceans) and USAID SEAFDEC project towards strengthening regional cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF), promote sustainable fisheries, and conserve marine biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific region. Therefore, the CTI Regional Secretariat works closely with USAID Oceans and the USAID SEAFDEC Project to promote, develop, and when possible implement Catch Documentation and Traceability (CDT) system and CDT-integrated to Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Plan through optimizing the use of collected CDT data on the countries’ fisheries management plan. This work plan consists number of activities, which mainly focuses on the CDT and EAFM development, establishment of scientific advisory group (SAG) as scientific panel for CDT-data collection, coalition, and analysis, and development of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) as one mechanism to finance the implementation of the proposed CDT/EAFM. The PPP mechanism is expected to address the challenges in financial constraints of the Government. The PPP concept allows improvement of quality of services, cost-risk allocation effectiveness, and faster implementation. It is of important for the CTI member countries and all stakeholders involved to hand-in-hand moving forward to improve countries fisheries performance by applying properly and strategically sustainable fisheries management including the use of innovative technology in particularly on CDT.


  1. Improve application of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM).
  2. Strengthen Collaboration among key CTI-CFF organizations and partners through a series of cross-cutting activities designed to promote country-to-country engagement, build professional networks, and leverage private sector funding.

CTI-CFF/USAID Inception Workshop: Building-Up A Regional Catch Documentation and Traceability (CDT) System and Advancing Fisheries Management for Strengthening Food Security in Coral Triangle Region

  1. Description

    This inception meeting is a part of USAID/DOI CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat Work Plan (2017-2019) of Strengthening Organizational ACAP I Fisheries Management (SOACAP IFM). This meeting is intended to introduce all the activities of SOACAP-IFM to the NCC, TWG, and CTI Partners, which is substantially fall within three areas of concern: CDT, EAFM, and PPP.

    Series and intensive discussion with USAID/RDMA and USDOI, there are 6 activities within the proposed Work Plan, which is agreed to be proceed for the period of 2017 - 2019. It includes:

    1. CTI-CFF/USAID Inception Workshop: Building-Up A Regional Catch Documentation and Traceability (CDT) System and Advancing Fisheries Management for Strengthening Food Security in Coral Triangle Region (August 2017)
    2. Learning Exchange for CT6 countries in USAID Oceans Priority Area (General Santos and Bitung) (April – September 2018)
    3. Workshop on CDT System Design and Development Based on EAFM (in Solomon Islands) (July – September 2018)
    4. Planning Meeting for the Establishment of a Regional Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) meeting on EAFM in Manado (October – December 2018)
    5. Series of CTI-CFF Countries Consultative Visits by CTI-CFF and Oceans for CDT/EAFM Implementation (July 2018 – June 2019)
      1. Activity 2.1: CTI-CFF PPP Preparation: Expert-Consultation Meeting on PPP design and arrangement (Jakarta, Feb-Mar 2018)
      2. Activity 2.2: CTI-CFF PPP Dialogue/Forum (Bali, March 2019)
  2. Date and Venue

    25-26 September 2017, Headquarter of CTI-CFF (Manado, Indonesia)
  3. Organizer

    CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat
  4. Output and Outcome

    The outputs of this activity are:
    1. Identification of countries existing traceability system and the need of the country on traceability system development
    2. Recommendation on development of countries-specific CDT System
    3. TOR and List of EAFM task force on CDT System
    The outcomes of this activity are:
    1. Country profile on the need of traceability system development for meeting
    2. International market requirements
    3. Establishment of CDT Task Force
    4. Strengthening capacity of EAFM TWG in the effort of combatting IUUF through CDT
    5. Scheme development and integrated EAFM Plan
  5. Related Documents

    http://coraltriangleinitiative.org/library/activity-report-cti-cffusaid-inception-workshop-building-regional-catch-documentation-and-tr

Learning exchanges for CT6 Countries at USAID Oceans learning sites (Bitung)

Workshop on CDT system design and development based on EAFM approach

Planning meeting for the establishment of the Regional Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) on EAFM in Manado

Series of CTI-CFF countries consultative visit by CTI-CFF and Oceans for CDT/EAFM implementation

CTI-CFF PPP Preparation: Expert-Consultation Meeting on PPP design and arrangement

CTI-CFF PPP on Sustainable Fisheries Management

Contact Details

Angela Hogg