The Annual Review Meeting of the SEAFDEC-Sweden Collaborative Project was convened at the SEAFDEC Secretariat Office in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 April 2015, where the progress of implementation of the Project’s activities during its second year of implementation was presented to the Embassy of Sweden based in Bangkok. The Review Meeting was attended by Mr. Göran Haag of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Mr. Peter Fundgård from the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM), and SEAFDEC officers led by SEAFDEC Secretary-General Dr. Chumnarn Pongsri. Members of the Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) based at the SEAFDEC Secretariat Office in Bangkok also attended the Meeting. Read More »
At the kind invitation of the Government of Thailand, the Forty-seventh Meeting of the SEAFDEC Council was held from 31 March to 3 April 2015 and hosted by the Department of Fisheries of Thailand. Situated in the northernmost province of Thailand, Chiang Rai has historical structures that depict a very unique culture.
In attendance at the Meeting were the Council Directors and delegations from the SEAFDEC Member Countries, namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The Inaugural Ceremony of the 47th Meeting of the SEAFDEC Council was held on 31 March and presided over by Dr. Wimol Jantrarotai, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. The Meeting unanimously elected the Council Director for Thailand, Dr. Joompol Sanguansin as the Chairperson of the SEAFDEC Council for the Year 2015-2016, succeeding Mr. Lee Kwong Weng, SEAFDEC Council Director for Singapore who served as the Chairperson of the SEAFDEC Council for the year 2014-2015, succeeded by Dr. Tan Lee Kim. Read More »
On 3 April 2015, in conjunction with the 47th Meeting of the SEAFDEC Council held in Chiang Rai, Thailand, SEAFDEC and the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) reached the stage where the collaborative arrangement between the two organizations was realized through the signing of the MOU by the Secretary-General of SEAFDEC Dr. Chumnarn Pongsri, and the Executive Director of the CTI-CFF Dr. Widi A Pratikto. Read More »
Regional Technical Consultation (RTC) on Development of Regional Plan of Action (RPOA) for Management of Fishing Capacity in Southeast Asian Countries convened
Management of fishing capacity, which is a key element in fisheries management, focuses not only on the management of “fish” but also in regulating the fishing effort by developing some schemes to give direction on where and how to fish, total number of vessels allowed to fish, and type of gear to be used (or not to be used) in fishing. Read More »