Bangladesh Marine Fisheries Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS)

The World Bank is engaging to support a fisheries sector reform in Bangladesh, including incentivising cooperation between national institutions with responsibilities in the maritime domain to pool their resources to provide for fisheries management. Objectives:
1. Design and demonstrate a functioning weather warning system for the coastal fisheries sector available on line and through SMS messaging.
2. Identify cost-effective new information and communication technologies (ICT) systems and designs for Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) that are tailored to the capacity and resource constraints.
3. Analysis of available data on mechanized artisanal fleet to develop methods of registration, seaworthy certification and tracker installation.
4. Organise and deliver national e-consultations/workshops, as an input and in preparation for regional e- dialogues on improving joint monitoring