Support for regional governance to prevent, discourage, and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in CAFTA-DR countries

Brief Description:
The project seeks to strengthen the capacity of national and regional institutions to improve coordination in the application of regional regulations to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the countries of the Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic ( CAFTA-DR). OSPESCA will work with the national fisheries authorities of the CAFTA-DR countries in the execution of project activities and in coordination with the United States Department of State and other partners such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The fisheries registry of Regulation OSP-01-09 of the Central American Integrated Fisheries and Aquaculture Registry System (SIRPAC), an inspection program and the profile for the selection of inspectors and a training plan for regional inspectors designed and implemented has been updated.

El proyecto busca fortalecer la capacidad de las instituciones nacionales y regionales a mejorar la coordinación en la aplicación de regulaciones regionales para prevenir la pesca ilegal, no declarada y no reglamentada en los países del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Estados Unidos, Centroamérica y República Dominicana (CAFTA-DR). OSPESCA trabajará con las autoridades nacionales de pesca de los países del CAFTA-DR en la ejecución de las actividades del proyecto y en coordinación con el Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos y otros socios como la Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA). Se ha actualizado el registro pesquero del Reglamento OSP-01-09 del Sistema Integrado de Registro Pesquero y Acuícola Centroamericano (SIRPAC), un programa de inspección y el perfil para la selección de inspectores y un plan de capacitación para inspectores regionales diseñado e implementado.
Lead Organization : OSPESCA
Donor: State Depto, USA
Project ID: S-LMAQM-15-CA-1266
Geographic Scope: Multicountry (regional)
Project Status: Ongoing
   Last Update: 13/01/2021

Start Date: 2015-01-10
End Date: 2025-01-01
Project Profile Manager: Reinaldo Morales
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Grant (USD): $80,000.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Costa Rica  Dominican Republic  El Salvador  Guatemala  Honduras  Nicaragua  Panama
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