Call out for new Working Group – WG224 Planning of Fishing Ports

PIANC HQ is calling for nominations from Member National Sections to participate in the following MarCom Working Group.

WG224  Planning of Fishing Ports – update of MarCom WG18

ABOUT WG224 : Over two decades have passed since WG18 Planning of Fishing Ports was published in 1998. In the meantime, circumstances in the fishing and fishing ports have significantly changed including:

  • World trade and consumption of fish and fish products have dramatically increased and production of world fisheries and aquaculture has also increased, as has boat sizes.
  • Individual quota (IQ) systems and individual transferrable quota (ITQ) systems have been implemented in countries throughout the world.
  • The agreement on Port State Measures to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing has been enacted.
  • Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, as well as quality control, have spread widely reflecting people’s growing concern.
  • Information and communications technology (ICT) has been leveraged to operate and manage fishing ports, and especially fish markets.

Under these circumstances it is proposed to update the WG18 report – as WG224. The new report will expand knowledge to plan resilient and sustainable fishing ports, well-coordinated with fish resources management.

UN Sustainable Development Goals:  The contents of the new report will be related to the 9th Goal  “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”,  and the 14th goal, “Life below Water – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.”

For full ToR see here.

If you would like to represent the Australian & New Zealand National Section of PIANC on this Working Group please apply to the ANZ Board. Please advise if you qualify as a Young Professional (YP – 40 years or younger) as there are two positions available in each Working Group, one of which is for a YP.

How to Apply

Please forward your application before COB Tuesday 15 February 2021 to:
– Peter Fountain (MarCom Commission Lead ANZ) E:  peterfountain01@gmail.com
– cc Greg Britton, (Head Commission Lead ANZ) E: greg.britton@rhdhv.com

Your application should include a detailed CV/Resume with a short covering letter outlining:

1. Your experience in the particular technical field;
2. Why the WG is relevant for the Australian / NZ content and the direct benefits of participation;
3. A commitment that you will prepare (for distribution to all members) a short report providing an overview & outcomes of the WG etc;
4. Whether or not you are seeking to access TAP funding; and
5. Whether you qualify as a Young Professional.

All nominations must be received no later than 15 February 2021

Eligibility:
Please note that Working Group Members need to be Individual Members of PIANC, working for a Corporate Member or Platinum Partner, be an invited expert or a be a member of a Sister Organisation.

Process:
A Selection Committee will review all nominations received and make a final recommendation to the PIANC ANZ Chair.

Responsibilities:
Please be aware that membership of a Working Group does require your active participation. This includes attending Working Group meetings (pre-Covid -19 this was usually at international locations) or as a ‘Corresponding Member’ if you do not want to undertake the normal travel requirements of full membership. If you are expert in the field and would like to influence the outcome of the Working Group we encourage you to participate as fully as you are able.

Costs:
All costs associated with membership must be borne by either yourself or your employer, however PIANC Australia & New Zealand has a Travel Assistance Policy (TAP) to partially assist with travel & attendance at Working Group meetings, in order to promote Australian and New Zealand technical input into these important WG activities. Many of our members are currently active on a number of PIANC Working Groups and they do produce significant outcomes that benefit maritime matters in our region.
Under the TAP, up to $2,000 funds are payable post travel upon the successful completion of a WG Summary Report and production of relevant travel receipts.

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