MAFAR Fisheries Officer undergoes training for harvest strategies

A five-day training workshop on Harvest Strategy, Including Management Strategy Evaluation (Part 1), was participated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform on June 4-9, 203, at Quezon City.

The training workshop was conducted by Dr. Josh Nowlis, Dr. Tyler Pavlowich, and Dr. Jason Cope from the USAID-US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and facilitated by the DA-BFAR Capture Fisheries Division, NFRDI, and USAID-FishRight.

The activity aims to specify and prioritize between management objectives in operational terms, systematically select appropriate management measures based on the characteristics of the fisheries of interest, and appreciate what is needed to apply management objectives in determining harvest control measures.

During the training, the participants were introduced to and guided on the different tools for harvest strategies and management measures, which enabled participants from different FMAs and NSAPs to navigate the tool complexities.

Specifically, the application of the FishPath tool, Harvest Control Rules Tool, and focusing with the use of the Adaptive Implementable Management (AIM) framework.

This output is a significant step in equipping the skills and knowledge of each FMA toward achieving the goals and objectives of the FMA in general and in striding us in promoting science-based, participatory, and ecosystem-focused management practices on our shared stocks based on FAO No. 263 issued on 2019.

Moreover, Jonhmark D. Millan, RFP, participated in the training on behalf of MAFAR-BARMM.