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Visit of the SEAFDEC executives to Japan

The SEAFDEC executives visited Japan during 21-26 September 2017 in connection to the planned 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Center. The eight executive members joined in this trip include the Secretary-General Dr. Kom Silapajarn, Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Kaoru Ishii, Policy and Program Coordinator Dr. Somboon Siriraksophon, Assistant Japanese Trust Fund Project Manager Mr. Isao Koya, Deputy Chief of …

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SEAFDEC conducts Press Event at the Training Department

On 14 September 2017, SEAFDEC led by the Secretary-General and Chief of the Training Department, Dr. Kom Silapajarn, brought 33 media members to the Training Department in Samut Prakan, Thailand to learn more about SEAFDEC activities, including on-station experimental fishway design to mitigate impacts from cross-river obstacles, activities toward sustainable management of anguillid eels, and modification of the M.V. Plalung …

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SEAFDEC attends the 16th Session of the Sub-Committee on Fish Trade

SEAFDEC Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Kaoru Ishii, accompanied by the Policy and Program Coordinator Dr. Somboon Siriraksophon, attended the Sixteenth Session of the Sub-Committee on Fish Trade held in Busan, Republic of Korea from 4-8 September 2017. The Session deliberated issues relevant to fish trade, such as the Voluntary Guidelines for Catch Documentation Schemes (CDS); reduction of fish food loss and …

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Inception Workshop convened between SEAFDEC and MRC

Following-up on the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SEAFDEC and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in July 2017 for “the Promotion of Sustainable Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Lower Mekong Basin and Southeast Asia,” the Inception Workshop was convened on 1 September 2017 at MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Workshop was aimed at setting up the …

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Training/Workshop on Risk Assessments and Fisheries Management Framework/Measures of Longtail Tuna and Kawakawa in Southeast Asia organized

With support from the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project, MFRDMD organized the Training/Workshop on Risk Assessments and Fisheries Management Framework/Measures of Longtail Tuna and Kawakawa in Southeast Asia on 6-10 August 2017 at SEAFDEC/MFRDMD in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Attended by representatives from Brunel Darussalam, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Viet Nam, and Thailand, as well as staff from MFRDMD, TD, and SEAFDEC Secretariat, the Training/Workshop …

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Cooperation in Mekong River Basin Sub-region and Comparative Study of Laws and Legislations of Cambodia and Lao PDR

Through the effort of the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project on strengthening the cooperation between Cambodia and Lao PDR through a series of dialogues, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for continued collaboration was developed and signed by the concerned agencies of these two countries in 2014. As an upshot, the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project facilitated the initial comparative study carried out by national consultants and …

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SEAFDEC conducts baseline survey on catadromous eels in Cambodia

SEAFDEC conducted the second baseline survey under the JAIF Project entitled “Enhancing Utilization and Management Scheme of Tropical Anguillid Eel Resources in Southeast Asia,” on 28 August -1 September 2017 in Cambodia. The survey team members comprised SEAFDEC Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Kaoru Ishii and three researchers from SEAFDEC Departments, namely: Ms. Sumitra Ruangsivakul, Ms. Ni Komang Suryati, and Mr. Yanu …

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