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Enhancing the Capacity of PICTs to Manage their Fisheries Data
Thursday, 25 June 2009 16:05

The OFP provide a number of capacity-building services to their member countries to enhance their knowledge and skills in managing their tuna fisheries data, thereby ensure the long-term sustainability of national fishery data management systems. These services include:

Data management Training Attachments at SPC
Monday, 21 February 2011 09:47

The OFP provide customised training attachments on data management to their member countries. Training attachments are usually conducted over one week at the SPC Noumea headquarters. The main output of the training is enhanced skills and knowledge to better manage fisheries data, with the trainee required to produce a report by the end of the attachment to demonstrate the acquisition of these new capabilities. The training attachments are designed to deal with specific requirements for each member country and can be tailored to concentrate on one or a number of topics, including:

  • Overview of tuna fisheries in the WCPO, including basic information on each species
  • Methods for improving coverage of tuna fisheries data
  • Training in the database systems provided to member countries (TUFMAN, CES, Observer trip viewer, etc.)
  • Advanced database development training (only for counterparts with appropriate database development skills)
  • Training in GIS
  • Preparation of data summaries for reports required by the national fisheries office (WCPFC Scientific Committee National Fishery Report, Annual fisheries division report, access negotiation briefs, etc.)
  • Progress on National Procedures document (for data collection and management)

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Other Workshops
Monday, 21 February 2011 10:09

The OFP also provide workshops dedicated to specific topics or individual country needs related to data collection and management; these workshops are usually conducted jointly with the OFP Fishery Monitoring Section. These include:

  • National Tuna Data Workshops
  • Regional TUFMAN Workshops

Recent Workshops  ...

In-country Data Management Training
Monday, 21 February 2011 09:48

The OFP provide training when they install database systems (TUFMAN, CES, TUBS, etc.) in the offices of their member countries.  This training not only covers how to use the database system (data entry, data quality control and reports), but also other data management topics that countries need to undertake to ensure they have the most complete and accurate information available on their tuna fisheries.  Other areas covered by training include:

  • Organisation of hard-copy data (e.g. data registration)
  • Following-up with fishing companies to ensure all data are provided
  • How to include summaries, graphs and maps produced from database reports into documents

Read more on recent in-country visits ...

Annual Tuna Data Workshop (TDW)
Monday, 21 February 2011 10:12

The OFP conduct regional Tuna Data Workshops (TDW) on an annual basis at the SPC Noumea headquarters. These workshops are conducted over one week during April each year and are attended by tuna data coordinators from SPC member countries and other small-island developing countries belonging to the WCFPC (Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam). These workshops are conducted jointly with the OFP Fishery Monitoring Section. The TDW covers a number of topics on tuna fishery data collection and ·management, including:

  • National Reports on the status of data collection and management
  • Review of Annual catch estimates for provision to the WCPFC
  • Review of other scientific data to be provided to the WCPFC
  • Preparation of the WCPFC National Fishery Reports for the Scientific Committee
  • Review of recent data issues in the national tuna fisheries
  • Review and resolution of problems in data collection systems
  • Legal aspects of collecting fisheries data
  • Auditing data collection and management systems



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