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 »
Hosted by the SEAFDEC/TD, the 37th Meeting of the Program Committee of SEAFDEC was organized on 1-3 December 2014 in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand to review the progress and achievements of implementation of SEAFDEC projects in 2014 and those proposed for 2015. It was noted that the results from the review of the progress and achievements of the projects in 2014 and recommendations on the proposed programs for 2015 would be submitted for consideration and endorsement by the higher authorities of the ASEAN and SEAFDEC. More specifically, results of the program scrutiny and the recommendations were submitted to the 17th Meeting of the Fisheries Consultative Group (FCG) of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Strategic Partnership Meeting convened immediately after the Program Committee Meeting.
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SEAFDEC holds the First Meeting of the Scientific Working Group on Neritic Tuna Stock Assessment in Southeast Asian Waters in Malaysia
SEAFDEC organized the 1st Meeting of the Scientific Working Group (SWG) on Neritic Tuna Stock Assessment in Southeast Asian Waters on 18-20 November 2014 in Shah Alam City, Selangor, Malaysia. The Meeting was attended by the representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam together with their respective delegations, as well as the Chief of SEAFDEC/MFRDMD on behalf of Department of Fisheries Malaysia and senior officials of SEAFDEC. Read More »
Renowned Experts Assembled to Share their Experiences, Successes and Failures from their Works in the Management of Fisheries, Aquatic Resources and Wetlands of the Lower Mekong River Basin
On 12-14 November 2014, the Experts Meeting on Mekong Cooperation on Fisheries, Aquatic Resources and Wetlands: 20 years lesson learnt was organized in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as a collaborative effort of SEAFDEC, Mekong River Commission and the Fisheries Administration of Cambodia, with financial support from the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project. Since the establishment of Mekong River Commission (MRC) in 1995, Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam have been working jointly on aquatic resources management and coordinated use of Mekong River’s resources. From the various projects and initiatives that had been implemented in Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) throughout the last two decades, opportunities and challenges were gained through a broad range of knowledge and lessons were learnt that could be utilized as basis for strengthening the sustainable use of Mekong River’s living aquatic resources for the benefit of the people – especially the rural people who are directly dependent on the fish and other aquatic resources in the River. Read More »