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    50 Years of Promoting Sustainable Development of Southeast Asian Fisheries


Former SEAFDEC Secretary-General tapped by AQD to give the 2018 Memorial Lecture

Former Secretary-General of SEAFDEC Dr. Siri Ekmaharaj was tapped by AQD to serve as Resource Person during the 26th Dean Domiciano K. Villaluz Memorial Lecture on 12 July 2018, commemorating the celebration of the 45th Anniversary of AQD. This year’s lecture of Dr. Siri on “Aquaculture of Black Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon): Perspectives and Future Direction” was very timely as …

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SEAFDEC through the Deputy Secretary-General congratulates AQD @ 45

In his Special Message delivered during the Anniversary Program and Dinner on 13 July 2018, SEAFDEC Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Akito Sato congratulated AQD on its 45th Anniversary and expressed his commendations for tapping a representative from the private sector to give the Keynote Speech considering that SEAFDEC is now enhancing its relationship with the private sector as the engine for …

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SEAFDEC/AQD honors its prime movers during 45th Anniversary Celebration

The week-long celebration of the Forty-fifth Anniversary of AQD on 6-13 July 2018 was capped by the unveiling of two markers dedicated to the two important personalities that made AQD as it is today, not only in terms of research and development but also infrastructure and facilities development. Two of AQD’s buildings being named after them for their valuable contributions …

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Approaches to address gaps in international fisheries-related issues plotted during June RTC

SEAFDEC organized the Regional Technical Consultation (RTC) on International Fisheries-related Issues on 20-22 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand to come up with the regional approaches in addressing the major gaps in the international fisheries-related issues that tend to impede the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture in the Southeast Asian region. The RTC was also meant to discuss the regional …

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The International technical workshop on Tropical Anguillid Eels in Southeast Asia was held in Bangkok

SEAFDEC, with the financial support from Japan-ASEAN Integrated Fund (JAIF), convened the International Technical Workshop on Tropical Anguillid Eels in Southeast Asia on 7-8 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Workshop was held to fulfill the Decision 17.186 on eels (Anguilla spp.) of the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) of the Convention on International Trade in …

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Moving forward for the Sustainability of Transboundary Resources in the Gulf of Thailand

On 29 May 2018, Dr. Kom Silapajarn, Secretary-General of SEAFDEC and SEAFDEC officials attended the signing ceremony on the Joint Declaration of Intent for the “Gulf of Thailand Longtail Tuna (Thunnus tonggol) Fishery Improvement Project”. The Declaration binds the commitment among four partners, namely: Department of Fisheries of Thailand, SEAFDEC, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Thailand), and Thai Tuna Industry …

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DNA Analysis of Indo-Pacific Mackerel from Cambodia and Viet Nam

Under the support from SEAFDEC/Sweden Project, a field trip was conducted to collect samples of tissues of Rastrelliger brachysoma (Indo-Pacific mackerel) for DNA analysis. The sample collections were conducted at the fish landing sites in coastal provinces of Cambodia (Koh Kong, Sihanouk, and Kampot Provinces) on 30 March to 2 April 2018 and in southern part of Viet Nam (Phu …

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