An assessment of fisheries policies in East and Southeast Asia

The Global Charter for Fisheries Transparency outlines fisheries transparency best practices through its ten policy principles. In coordination with stakeholders from local organizations, the Coalition for Fisheries Transparency (CFT), conducted a brief assessment on  the ten transparency principles outlined in the Global Charter to determine whether (or to what extent) current fisheries laws, policies and practices in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand align with each of the ten Charter Principles. While the analysis does not intend to compare different geographies—which may have varying priorities, resources, challenges, and opportunities—it enhances our understanding of the current landscape of fisheries transparency at both local and regional levels, helping to set priorities for improvement in the studied areas.
(Download the Gap Analysis: EA-SEA-Gap-Analysis-2024-3.pdf )