PROVISIONAL AGENDA

 

Regional Workshop on Approaches to the Implementation and monitoring of Community-based Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (CEAFM): Finding common ground between the coastal fisheries and conservation approaches in the Pacific.

 

 

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together the main stakeholders from both the National Government conservation and fisheries departments, regional and national NGOs and other organizations working in the CEAFM area, including monitoring, to try to find common ground between the fisheries and conservation approaches in the Pacific. Collaborations will also be explored so that there is better service delivery at the community level, with consistent messages being delivered, and complementary systems put in place for both management and monitoring purposes, taking into consideration possible climate change effects and the need for adaptation.

 

 

Monday 29 November

Tuesday 30 November

Wednesday 01 December

Thursday 02 December

Friday 03 December

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 29 November

 

            7:30 to 8:30       Registration for workshop
8:30 to 9:00 Official opening (Mike Batty, Director, FAME) and welcome
9:00 to 9:30 Workshop procedures
Introduction of the facilitator (Ian Cartwright)
Approval of the agenda
Explanation of procedures for recording proceedings and recommendations
Guidelines for speaking through interpretation
Objectives and purpose of workshop and expected outcomes

 

 

9:30 to 10:00 Morning Tea

 

 

Day one will set the scene for the themes of the workshop through presentations and discussion on the current status of CEAFM and monitoring (CEAFM&M) and possible effects of climate change. Participants will be made aware of current practices, with successes and challenges identified.

 

 

           10:00 to 11:30        Four 15 minute presentations with 5-10 minutes for questions after each presentation
Presentation 1: Overview and context of CEAFM (Lindsay Chapman, SPC)

Presentation 2: Case study on the approach in PNG for community-based monitoring, management and collaborations

(Paul Lokani, TNC)

Presentation 3: Case study on the approach in Solomon Islands for community-based monitoring, management and collaborations

(Anna Schwarz, WorldFish Centre)

Presentation 4: Case study on the approach in Pohnpei for community-based monitoring, management and collaborations

(Patterson Shed, CSP)

 

11:30 to 13:00 Lunch

 

13:00 to 14:30   Four 15 minute presentations with 5-10 minutes for questions after each presentation

Presentation 5: Case study on the approach in Fiji for community-based monitoring, management and collaborations

(Iliapi Tuwai, PCDF)

Presentation 6: Review of the status and potential of LMMAs/CBAM across the region

(Hugh Govan, LMMA network)

Presentation 7: Summary of possible climate change effects that may influence CEAFM activities in the Pacific region

(Franck Magron, SPC)

Presentation 8: Summary of country statements focusing on CEAF management, monitoring and collaborations plus challenges

(Ian Bertram, SPC)

 

14:30 to 15:00 Afternoon tea

 

15:00 to 15:30

Plenary session with facilitator summarising the information provided in the previous sessions following the same themes,

to foster country discussion

15:30 to 17:00

Plenary session for country discussions covering what countries and territories are doing in the area of CEAFM&M

(including climate change) and the national challenges they face

 

18:30 to 20:30 Cocktail

 


 

 

 

 

Tuesday 30 November

 

Day two will focus on CEAFM (fisheries and conservation management), with two presentations to set the scene on what has been tried with successes, challenges and lessons learned. Participants will then be divided into groups to discuss specific issues regarding CEAFM, with the results of the discussion presented back in plenary at the end of the day. The key outcomes will be recorded and form part of the output of the workshop.

 

 

              8:00 to 9:30        Plenary session
Summary of discussions from previous day (10 minutes)

Introduce CEAFM activities and results with two presentations focused on management:

Presentation 1: Management approaches for CEAFM, a fisheries perspective

(Etuati Ropeti, SPC)

Presentation 2: Management approaches for CEAFM, a conservation perspective

(Andrew Smith, TNC)

 Presentation 3: Pan Pacific Indigenous Experiences in Marine Conservation: how to strengthen

governance of Pacific Island coastal resources

(Clive Wilkinson, Reef, Rainforest Research Center)

 

9:30 to 10:00 Morning tea

 

10:00 to 11:30

Group discussion (4 groups) – management

Topic 1: Groups 1 and 3 (Theme: Management approaches)

What are the key similarities and differences in approaches to management between fisheries management

and marine biodiversity conservation?

What management approaches are common to both and could be standardised? How ?

How can these common management approaches best incorporate climate change issues and effects?

Which of these management approaches are particularly appropriate for CEAFM?

How can CEAFM be made sustainable (at the government and community level) in the medium- to long-term?

 

Groups 2 and 4 (Theme: Governance matters)

What role should the following have in fisheries management:

   Government agencies (Fisheries, Environment, other agencies)?

   CROP agencies?

   NGOs (international, regional, local)?

   Institutions (universities, international institutions, etc)?

How can fisheries governance (at the regional, national and community levels) best incorporate

climate change issues and effects?

What legislative or policy actions are required to effectively support CEAFM

(e.g. integrated coastal management, etc)?

When is community-based management of fisheries most successful and why?

How can the effectiveness of management be evaluated?

 

11:30 to 13:00 Lunch

 

13:00 to 14:30 Group discussion (topic 1) continued

 

14:30 to 15:00

Afternoon tea

 

15:00 to 16:00 Plenary session for groups to report back
16:00 to 17:00 Plenary discussion and summary on management based on group reports

 

17:00 to 19:30

SPC bar open 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Wednesday 01 December

 

Day three will focus on monitoring (for fisheries and conservation purposes), with two presentations to set the scene on what has been tried with successes, challenges and lessons learned. Participants will then stay in their same group as the previous day to discuss specific issues regarding monitoring (community-based and national), with the results of the discussion presented back in plenary at the end of the day. The key outcomes will be recorded and form part of the output of the workshop.

 

 

          8:00 to 9:30       Plenary session
Summary of discussions from previous day (10 minutes)

Introduce monitoring activities, main focus on community-based monitoring,

and results with three presentations focused on monitoring

Presentation 1: SPC Fisheries projects funded under EDF 10

(Mike Batty, SPC)

Presentation 2: Monitoring information for CEAFM decision making:reflections on LMMA's learning

(Caroline Vieux, SPRP and James Comley, USP/LMMA network)

Presentation 3: Marine Habitat Mapping Applications for Fisheries management (Jens Kruger, SOPAC)

 

9:30 to 10:00 Morning tea

 

10:00 to 11:30

Group discussion (same 4 groups) – monitoring

Topic 2: Groups 1 and 3 (Theme: Data needs and collection)

What are the data needs of communities, government, researchers, others in the marine environment

for biological/ecological, social economic and governance monitoring and decision making?

What monitoring data should be collected by communities, government departments, universities,

NGOs or others?

What monitoring data collection can be standardised and how?

What are the monitoring data gaps and how to address these?

How can monitoring approaches best incorporate climate change issues and effects?

How to support and maintain community commitment?

 

Groups 2 and 4 (Theme: Data analysis, storage and use)

The need for data analysis – who does this?

Where should the data be stored (central location) ensuring data security?

How to close the loop – using the monitoring results in management decisions?

How can data analysis approaches best incorporate climate change issues and effects?

How can the effectiveness of monitoring (including the strategy) be evaluated or measured?

 

11:30 to 13:00 Lunch

 

13:00 to 14:30 Group discussion (topic 2) continued

 

14:30 to 15:00

Afternoon tea

 

15:00 to 16:00 Plenary session for groups to report back
16:00 to 17:00 Plenary discussion and summary on monitoring based on group reports

 

17:00 to 19:30

SPC bar open 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Thursday 02 December

 

Day four will focus on collaborations and how we can all work closer together, with two presentations to set the scene on what has been tried with successes, challenges and lessons learned. Participants will then stay in their same group as the previous day to discuss specific issues regarding collaborations (at the national level including assistance from CROP agencies, NGOs etc), with the results of the discussion presented back in plenary at the end of the day. The key outcomes will be recorded and form part of the output of the workshop.

 

          8:00 to 9:30       Plenary session
Summary of discussions from previous day (10 minutes)
Introducing topic on collaborations with four presentations focused on collaborating

Presentation 1: Collaboration approaches, a fisheries perspective

(Etuati Ropeti, SPC)

Presentation 2: Collaboration approaches for CEAFM, a conservation perspective

(James Comley, LMMA network/USP)

Presentation 3: SPC Fisheries Information Section

(Aymeric desurmont, SPC)

 Presentation ': Development of a Pacific islands Fisheries Engagement Strategy

(Garry Preston, Worldbank)

 

9:30 to 10:00 Morning tea

 

10:00 to 11:30 Group discussion (4 groups) – collaborations
Topic 3: Groups 1 and 3 (Theme: Developing collaborations)
How can we all work closer together and breakdown existing barriers?

Where are the strengths and weaknesses of the main players (CROP agencies,

national departments, communities, NGOs, universities and others) with CEAFM?

How to address national cooperation and cultural impacts?
How do we incorporate climate change issues into collaborations for CEAFM?

Groups 2 and 4 (Theme: Implementing and maintaining collaborations)

Communication tools, networks and how to maintain these?

How do we collaborate through partnership to draw on the strengths of the main players

in regard to delivery in CEAFM?

How do we implement a standardised approach to CEAFM wherever possible ensuring

a common message is given to communities?

How to address resources and sustainable funding of management initiatives?

 

11:30 to 13:00 Lunch

 

13:00 to 14:30 Group discussion (topic 3) continued

 

14:30 to 15:00

Afternoon tea

 

15:00 to 16:00 Plenary session for groups to report back
16:00 to 17:00 Plenary discussion and summary on collaborations based on group reports

 

17:00

SPC bar open with BBQ starting at 19:00

                 


 

 

 

 

Friday 03 December

 

The final morning will focus on the next steps, how we ensure the on-going cooperation and collaboration on implementing CEAFM and monitoring (for both fisheries and conservation), and finalising the outcomes of the workshop.

 

 

          8:00 to 9:30       Plenary session
Summary of discussions from previous day (10 minutes)

How we ensure the on-going cooperation and collaboration on implementing CEAFM and monitoring?

 

9:30 to 10:00 Morning tea

 

10:00 to 11:30 Group discussion
Topic 4: Groups 1 and 3

Recommendations for next steps (short-term)?

What are some specific short-term (e.g.1 year) actions and by who

(include actions you will commit to undertake)?

How do we address the resource needs issue in the short-term?

Groups 2 and 4

Recommendations for next steps (longer-term)?

What are some specific longer-term (e.g. 2 to 3 year) actions and by who

(include actions you will commit to undertake)?

How do we address the resource needs issue in the long-term?

 

11:30 to 13:00 Lunch

 

13:00 to 14:30 Plenary session, groups report on next steps and finalising the outcomes of the workshop

 

14:00

Close of workshop

 

16:30 SPC bar should be open

 


 

 

Participants need to be involved with implementing community-based management and/or monitoring in the marine environment and have an understanding of existing coastal fisheries implementation, management and/or monitoring mechanisms, traditions and regulations in their own country/territory.

 

 

For more information, please contact Mr Ian Bertram, Coastal Fisheries Science and Management Adviser                                eu_200pix
funded by the European Union

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 13:45
 

 


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