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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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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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SEAFDEC and Chulalongkorn University cooperate on “Antarctic Research” and “Micro Plastic” Research

SEAFDEC represented by the Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Kaoru Ishii and Fishery Oceanographer of the SEAFDEC/TD Ms. Pontipa Lauadnakrob visited the Department of Marine Science of the Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University on 17 August 2017. During the visit, Dr. Ishii met Assoc. Prof. Dr. Voranop Viyakarn, Head of Reef Biology Research Group, and Department of Marine Science, and Assoc. Prof. …

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SEAFDEC convened the Regional Technical Consultation on Fisheries Statistics and Information

SEAFDEC organized the Regional Technical Consultation on Fisheries Statistics and Information in Southeast Asia on 15 – 18 August 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand with the aim of improving the reporting of fishery statistics and the regional framework that had been used for the compilation of the regional fishery statistics. With funding support from the Japanese Trust Fund, the Consultation was …

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