SEA-RIFF is a flexible funding mechanism supporting innovative ideas over the life of the Program. These ideas should be demand-driven and aligned with the Program’s objectives.
How it works
SEA-RIFF may fund innovative ideas or the scaling up of existing efforts to combat IUU fishing.
While activities are tailored based on demand, some examples of SEA-RIFF activities may include
- workshops and related activities,
- activities to strengthen regional architecture to combat IUU fishing,
- the use of new and innovative technological approaches to MCS,
- study tours to Australia to observe and learn about our MCS approach, or
- regional MCS activities that focus on gender or disability inclusivity.
The SEA-RIFF’s flexibility allows Australia to consider a broader range of ideas that align to the Program’s objectives. We can assist with proposal development.
Support is available over the life of the Program.
Criteria for the SEA-RIFF
- SEA-RIFF funding is available to eligible RPOA-IUU participating countries.
- activities must have equal access for men and women, and people with disabilities.
While activities will vary in nature, applications will be assessed and approved by Australia’s Program Steering Committee based on their alignment with the Program objectives of strengthening:
- MCS capabilities
- regional cooperation in combating IUU fishing
- gender inclusivity in fisheries management.
How to apply
To register interest in SEA-RIFF, please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form. A program officer will then contact you to discuss and progress your EOI.
If you’re not ready to apply, we can discuss your country or agency’s specific needs to assist in developing a proposal.