Capacity building on port state measures in ASEAN

The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Regional Training on Port State Measures (PSM) implementation for Inspectors in Southeast Asia” in collaboration with partners such as The Department of Fisheries (DOF) Thailand, Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), Food And Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from 22 to 26 July 2019 at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were forty participants (11 women and 29 men) who engaged in and conduct PSM and/or port control activities at inspection level from ASEAN Member States (AMSs) excluding Lao PDR, as well as non-AMSs such as India and Sri Lanka attended in this training. The training focused to update current situation on inspection activities for port control and PSM from AMSs through sharing information on implementation on PSM inspection from our partners. The training also provided study trip to observe PSM inspection at port activities for tuna carrier vessel. At the end, the participants were expected to better understand on implementation of PSM, and increasing of knowledge, skill and experience on inspection to support Port State Measures and port control implementation.

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