Author: Sven Biermann

Diaries of the Ocean and the FiTI partner to increase transparency in fisheries management in Lebanon

BEIRUT/VICTORIA - 28 May 2021. The Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) and the Lebanon-based non-governmental organization Diaries of the Ocean (DotO) announced today their partnership to enhance the public availability, credibility and comprehensibility of fisheries management information in the Middle Eastern coastal state. Originating as a Facebook page in 2017 for…

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FiTI Board approves indefinite suspension of annual country contributions

Victoria, 29 April 2021. The International Board of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) approved today an indefinite suspension of annual financial contributions from participating countries, starting 1 May 2021. According to Dr Valeria Merino, Chair of the International Board "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the globe, despite vaccination…

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‘TAKING STOCK – Online Transparency of Fisheries Management Information’ assessments in Latin America

The FiTI has announced that it will support fisheries authorities in Mexico, Ecuador and Peru in their transparency efforts by conducting a comprehensive baseline assessment of the level of public information available on their marine fisheries sectors. Since January 2020, the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) has been making significant efforts…

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SwAM initiates study on economic benefits of government transparency in marine fisheries management

Gothenburg/Sweden. The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) recently announced the start of a study that seeks to analyse market and non-market based benefits to incentivise governments to proactively publish information on marine fisheries management. According to Ms. Ylva Mattsson, Senior Analyst of Fisheries Management at SwAM and…

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New video explains FiTI Standard

The FiTI Standard defines for the first time what information on fisheries should be published online by public authorities! It comprises 12 transparency requirements, such as laws, permits, fishing access agreements, stock assessments, financial contributions, catch data, and subsidies. The FiTI Standard is the outcome of extensive discussions, spanning nearly…

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Expression of Interest: FiTI implementation partners for Mauritius and São Tomé and Príncipe

Under the project 'Support for increasing transparency and multi-stakeholder collaboration in fisheries management among four Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Africa', financed by IrishAid, the FiTI seeks to engage reputable non-governmental organisations in Mauritius and São Tomé and Príncipe. Fisheries are critical for the development and well-being of SIDS,…

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