UN/CEFACT Mini Conference on sustainable fishery management and combatting illegal fisheries through information management (FLUX)
Due to poor fishery management the world fish stocks are depleting. Overfishing and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities are pointed out as the main causes for the collapse of fish stocks worldwide (WWF, 2015; EC, 2015). The breakdown or collapse of coastal fisheries has a direct impact on the ecological environment and on the economic well-being of communities that rely on fisheries for their livelihoods. Therefore, the United Nations dedicated Sustainable Development Goal 14 to enhance sustainable fisheries and by doing so, counter further depletion and improve the livelihood of those who depend on fisheries. An essential step in sustainable fisheries management is timely and accurate acquisition of fisheries information. Until now, fisheries management has been largely based upon the collection and exchange of large sets of data between various institutions. This results in a patchwork of diverse data sets which hinder the exchange and the quality of the data. The agriculture expert group of UN/CEFACT has now developed a standard for the exchange of fishery messages for the sustainable management of fisheries (FLUX). The objective of the day is to inform about the standard and its benefits in relation to tracking and tracing and in combatting illegal fisheries. Furthermore, a community for FLUX will be established for exchanging best practices and experiences on implementation issues of FLUX.
|Organizer:||Agriculture Domain of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)|
|Classification:||Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation; Environmental Management|
|Event type:||Konferenzen, Tagungen; Conferences|