Timor Leste launches online fisheries statistics
TIMOR LESTE: An online national fisheries statistics system for Timor Leste was launched on Thursday at a ceremony presided over by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Mariano Assanami Sabino in Dili.
The system — peskador.org — provides public access to a wide range of statistical and environmental information relating to fisheries in Timor Leste. As the first system implemented in Timor Leste, it is expected to become an important tool in contributing to enhanced fisheries management and the sustainability of marine resources.
The site is operated by the National Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NDFA) and was established with the support of the Spanish-funded Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Program for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).