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SEAFDEC holds the “2nd Meeting of the Scientific Working Group (SWG) on Neritic Tuna Stock Assessment in Southeast Asian Waters” in Hai Phong, Viet Nam

2nd-neritic-tunaWith funding support from the SEAFDEC-SWEDEN Project, SEAFDEC organized the “2nd Meeting of the Scientific Working Group (SWG) on Neritic Tuna Stock Assessment in Southeast Asian Waters” from 15 to 17 June 2015 at the Research Institute for Marine Fisheries (RIMF) in Hai Phong, Viet Nam. Co-organized by Directorate of Fisheries of Viet Nam (D-Fish), the Meeting was attended by the SWG-Neritic Tuna Members from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam together with the countries’ respective experts/resource persons on Stock Assessment. A Resource Person from the National Fisheries Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries (NRIFSF) of Japan also participated in the Meeting. Other participants included the Senior Officers and Staff of SEAFDEC Secretariat, SEAFDEC Training Department and MFRDMD, government officers from D-Fish and officers of RIMF. Read More »

The U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN paid courtesy visit to TD

HE-NinaOn 24 June 2015, H.E. Nina Hachigian, U.S. Ambassador to the ASEAN visited the SEAFDEC Training Department, and was met by the senior management officials of TD and the Secretariat. While noting that the roles and functions of SEAFDEC focus in providing technical support and policy recommendations for sustainable development of fisheries in the Southeast Asian region, H.E. Nina Hachigian expressed the willingness of the U.S. to support the sustainable utilization of fishery resources, particularly through the initiatives on combating IUU fishing, and enhancing the application of traceability system for fish and fishery products from the region. Read More »

SEAFDEC Council Chair visits SEAFDEC Training Department

CDThai-visit2The Director-General of the DOF Thailand and Chairperson of the SEAFDEC Council for the Year 2015-2016, Dr. Joompol Sanguansin, paid a courtesy visit to SEAFDEC Training Department on 20 June 2015, to observe and discuss the progress of works undertaken by SEAFDEC in relation to the operation of TD and the Secretariat. The discussion between Dr. Joompol and SEAFDEC senior officials led by SEAFDEC Secretary-General Dr. Chumnarn Pongsri also touched upon the planned conduct of the High-level Consultation on Regional Cooperation in Sustainable Fisheries Development Towards the ASEAN Economic Community, and the involvement of SEAFDEC in the ASEAN Seafood Exposition and Conference, both are to be hosted by the DOF Thailand in 2016. Read More »

The Second Regional Expert Consultation on ASEAN Catch Documentation System

2ndaseancatch1The 2nd Regional Expert Consultation on ASEAN Catch Documentation System was convened from 25 to 27 May 2015 in Langkawi, Malaysia. The Consultation was attended by representatives from five SEAFDEC Member Countries namely; Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand as well as Senior officials from SEAFDEC. The Consultation was also attended by the Director of INFOFISH and representatives from private sectors. Read More »