Author: Will May

TAKING STOCK assessment identifies gaps in online transparency for Mauritius, makes recommendations for improvement

15 December 2022. In its latest TAKING STOCK assessment of online transparency of global fisheries, the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) investigated the information that Mauritian national authorities make available to the public via government websites. Based on the requirements of the FiTI Standard, the assessment reviewed information across 12 thematic…

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Seychelles removes confidentiality clause from renegotiated fishing agreements to comply with FiTI Standard

Two foreign fishing access agreements recently renewed by the government of Seychelles and two Taiwanese private associations have had their non-disclosure clauses removed, in a boon for transparency efforts in the Indian Ocean archipelago. The three-year agreements, one signed with the Taiwan Deep Sea Tuna Longline Boatowners and Exporters Association…

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Results of TAKING STOCK assessment of Comoros underline challenges of transparency in fisheries management facing SIDS

The FiTI International Secretariat today published the findings of its 2022 TAKING STOCK assessment of Comoros, taking a deep dive into the types and quality of fisheries information that national authorities in the Indian Ocean archipelago are publishing on government websites. The TAKING STOCK assessment considers the requirements of the…

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Small-scale fishers in Madagascar learn about transparency in fisheries management

A series of national workshops held along the west coast of Madagascar over September and early October saw a variety of small-scale fishing communities sensitised on the value of fisheries transparency for their livelihoods. The workshops, delivered by FiTI’s national implementation partner Blue Ventures, were held in Toilara and Morombe…

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Key stakeholders in Madagascar sensitised on benefits of FiTI implementation

Last week, the FiTI International Secretariat conducted a four-day country mission to Madagascar, principally to deliver two workshops to key national stakeholders on the benefits the country’s implementation of the FiTI holds for their respective roles. Mr. Sven Biermann, Executive Director, and Mr. Will May, Regional Coordinator for the Western…

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