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Regional Plan of Action on Sustainable Utilization of Neritic Tuna in the ASEAN Region Drafted

rpoa-drafted1SEAFDEC with support from the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project organized the Experts Group Meeting on Regional Plan of Action on Sustainable Utilization of Neritic Tuna in the ASEAN Region in Krabi Province, Thailand on 18-20 June 2014. The Meeting was attended by representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam together with their respective delegations, and senior officials of SEAFDEC. The Meeting was also attended by resource persons and representatives from the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand, ASEAN Tuna Working Group, ASEAN-USAID MARKET Project, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, and the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia. Read More »

SEAFDEC and USAID Collaborate on Enhancing Food Security and Biodiversity Conservation

usaidSEAFDEC and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) agreed to work together to design and implement activities to enhance food security and biodiversity conservation in Asia and the Pacific. The memorandum of understanding signed on 16 June 2014 by SEAFDEC Secretary-General Chumnarn Pongsri and USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Director Michael Yates, reflects SEAFDEC’s  and USAID’s intention to collaborate in the design, implementation and evaluation of USAID-funded sustainable fisheries activities. In addition, USAID and SEAFDEC plan to engage with other U.S. Government agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Interior, to identify technical experts to assist in the facilitation of the envisioned activities. Read More »

SEAFDEC Facilitates the Charting of Joint Fisheries Management Accord for Cambodia and Lao PDR

FM-Cambodia-LaoPDRSEAFDEC with support from the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project convened the 1st Meeting of the Technical Working Group for Fisheries Management in Trans-boundary Areas between Cambodia and Lao PDR on 2-4 June 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Guided by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kingdom of Cambodia and the Department of Livestock and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR signed in July 2010, as well as the draft MOA which was developed by representatives from these two countries in February 2014, the Meeting was mainly tasked to compile the recommendations that could be used to improve the provisions in the said draft MOA. Read More »

SEAFDEC Fosters the Development of Joint Approaches for Fisheries Management in North Andaman Sea

FM-North-Andaman-SeaThrough the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project, SEAFDEC continues to move towards developing suitable fisheries management actions for the sub-regional areas of Southeast Asia. On 27-28 May 2014, the Sub-regional Consultative Meeting on the Collaborative Fisheries Management around the North Andaman Sea/Myeik Archipelago was organized by SEAFDEC in Phuket, Thailand, to provide platform for Thailand and Myanmar to identify the joint approaches that could be adapted for the management of fisheries habitat, trans-boundary stocks, and fishing capacity, as well as for combating illegal and destructive fishing. Attended by representatives from Thailand and Myanmar, as well as those from relevant projects, initiatives and organizations, and senior officials of SEAFDEC, the Meeting was convened to specifically follow-up on the recommendations and decisions made during the previous sub-regional consultative fora organized in Bangkok, Thailand on 13-14 March 2012 and in Phang-nga Province, Thailand on 28-29 August 2012. Read More »

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