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Golden Jubilee of SEAFDEC celebrated with much fanfare

  The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) commemorated its 50th Anniversary on 15 November 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand with the Government of Thailand as the most gracious host. The Golden Jubilee celebration depicted the feat and achievements of SEAFDEC during the past fifty years and its desires for the years beyond, in revolutionizing the sustainable fisheries development of Southeast …

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SEAFCEC staff joins TUMSAT research vessel’s cruise survey in the Antarctic Ocean

SEAFDEC and the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT) have pursued close and active cooperative relationship for years based on the Arrangement for Academic and Educational Cooperation (concluded in 2004, renewed in 2010 and 2015). This include the conduct of the International Symposium when TUMSAT’s research vessel – the Umitaka-maru – visited SEAFDEC’s Training Department, and provision of …

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First Stakeholders Meeting on Electronic System of ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme for Marine Capture Fisheries of Viet Nam

SEAFDEC organized the Stakeholders Meeting to introduce of the electronic system of the ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme (eACDS) in Nha Trang City, Viet Nam on 28 October 2017 with support from the Japanese Trust Fund (JTF). Through the efforts of the Deputy Director of Department of Science, Technology and International Cooperation of Viet Nam Ms. Nguyen Thi Trang Nhung, representatives …

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Establishing a Sub-Regional MCS Network in the Gulf of Thailand

To strengthen the Gulf of Thailand (GoT) sub-regional cooperation, the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project organized the first Sub-regional Consultation on the Development of Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance (MCS) in the Gulf of Thailand on 31 October – 2 November 2017 in Chonburi Province, Thailand. The Meeting aimed to enhance the sub-regional cooperation and identify priorities to establish MCS Network for improving trans-boundary …

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Second Joint Cambodia-Viet Nam Technical Meeting on Fisheries Management Convened

Under the signed Memorandum of Agreement in 2014 (MoA 2014), the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project organized the Second Technical Meeting of the Joint Working Team for Fisheries Management between Cambodia and Viet Nam on 17-18 October 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to define the priority actions and joint work plans for the continued implementation of activities in the Gulf of Thailand Sub-region. …

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Eighteenth Meeting of SEAFDEC Information Staff Program convened

The 18th Meeting of SEAFDEC Information Staff Program (18ISP) was organized in Singapore from 10 to 12 October 2017. Hosted by MFRD, the Meeting was attended by the information-related officers and staff from the SEAFDEC Secretariat and Departments, and reviewed the progress of implementation of the Information Strategies of SEAFDEC which are aimed at enhancing SEAFDEC visibility and strengthening communications …

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Experts Workshop for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries on Human Rights-Based Approach and Gender Equitability Issue organized

The SEAFDEC-Sweden Project organized the “Experts Workshop on Regional Approach for the Implementation of FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries: Human Rights-Based Approach and Gender Equitability” on 26-28 September 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop aimed to discuss and clarify the basic elements, such as human rights-based and gender equality approaches, in the Small-Scale Fisheries Voluntary Guidelines (SSFVG) in support …

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