Supporting Fishing Port Management Reform


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China aims to revive its domestic fisheries resources during the 14th Five-Year period (2021-2025). One key strategy is to reform China’s fishing port management to prevent the landing of IUU catch and to support a total allowable catch (TAC) system. To that end, NRDC, in partnership with Zhejiang Marine Fisheries Research Institute, held the online international workshop on Port-based Fisheries Management and Seafood Traceability on December 17. The workshop featured the sharing of the European Union’s experience in dockside monitoring and achieving seafood traceability, based on a research report by NRDC and its partner, and a discussion on how China can learn from the EU’s experience. Over 90 participants, including policymakers, enforcement officers, scientists, fishery cooperative managers, tech-company representatives, and NGOs, attended the workshop and joined the discussion. The report will be officially released in January 2022 and aims to provide a reference for both the national-level policy-making and local dockside monitoring and traceability pilots.