At the request of participating countries, Australian technical experts will provide targeted capacity building support to strengthen MCS capacity and efforts to combat IUU fishing.
Australian technical partners include
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), and
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Types of activities
Activities can be designed to cover broad system-based approaches to combating IUU fishing or be focused on specific and specialised aspects of MCS. These will be designed collaboratively with Australia’s technical experts.
While activities are tailored for each country based on demand, some examples may include support for
- offshore enforcement operations
- implementation and strengthening of the Port State Measures Agreement
- MCS tools and operational activities,
- MCS data training and analytics, and
- MCS equipment training, deployment, and analysis.
Participation by women and people with disabilities is encouraged. Reasonable requests to accommodate participation will be considered.
Support is available over the life of the Program.
Targeted Capacity Building Support is available to eligible ASEAN countries and Timor Leste.
Activities must have equal access for men and women, and people with disabilities.
While activities vary in nature, applications will be assessed and approved by Australia’s Program Steering Committee based on their alignment with Program objectives of strengthening
- MCS capabilities,
- regional cooperation on combating IUU fishing, and
- gender inclusivity in fisheries management.
How to apply
To register for Targeted Capacity Building Support, please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form. A program officer will then contact you to discuss and progress your EOI. An initial discussion will be followed by a meeting with Australia’s technical experts.
If you’re not ready to apply we can discuss your country or agency’s specific needs to assist in developing a proposal.