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SEAFDEC Webinar on Fisheries Subsidies: Southeast Asian Region Perspective

The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) arranged the Webinar on Fisheries Subsidies: Southeast Asian Region Perspective on 23-24 September 2020 with the support of the Japanese Trust Fund (JTF). This webinar gathers resource speakers from international organizations which include the representative from the World Trade Organization (WTO), FAO Headquarter, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and Fisheries Agency of …

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SEAFDEC co-hosts the Regional Workshop on SSF

The Regional Workshop on Assessing the Needs of AMS in Implementing the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication to Support Access to Markets was co-organized by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia, ASEAN Secretariat, FAO, and SEAFDEC on 16-17 September 2020 through a videoconference hosted in …

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SEAFDEC Webinar on Fisheries Subsidies: Southeast Asian Region Perspective

SEAFDEC plans to organize the webinar on Fisheries Subsidies: Southeast Asian Region Perspective to discuss among SEAFDEC Member Countries (MCs) on possibility to come up with a set of recommendations and the ASEAN common position on fishery subsidies. SEAFDEC also brings together the internationals organizations to present the brief introduction on fisheries subsidies in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and …

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SEAFDEC welcomes Mr. Honda Koichi as its new Deputy Secretary-General

SEAFDEC welcomes Mr. Koichi Honda as the new Deputy Secretary-General and Deputy Chief of the Training Department (TD), succeeding Mr. Akito Sato who had served as the Deputy Secretary-General and Deputy Chief of TD for two years from 1 May 2018 to 31 August 2020. Prior to his designation in SEAFDEC, Mr. Honda served as Senior Adviser of the Fisheries …

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SEAFDEC prepares the publication of SEASOFIA 2022

The Inter-Departmental Consultation on Preparation of SEASOFIA 2022 was organized by the SEAFDEC Secretariat on 6-7 August 2020 through the Google Meet, which was attended by the SEAFDEC Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, senior officials and information-related officers from SEAFDEC Secretariat, as well as Special Departmental Coordinators (SDCs) and technical staff from TD, AQD, MFRD, MFRDMD, and IFRDMD. During the Consultation, the …

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SEAFDEC shares information on COVID-19 impacts to fisheries and aquaculture in Southeast Asia at ASSOCHAM Webinar

SEAFDEC Policy and Program Coordinator, Dr. Worawit Wanchana, served as one of the speakers during the “National Webinar on Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry in COVID Times: Challenges and a Roadmap Ahead” which was hosted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) on 16 July 2020 in India. During the Webinar, Dr. Worawit shared the highlights  of …

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Information-sharing of the Impacts of COVID-19 on Fisheries and Aquaculture in Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) facilitated the sharing of information on the impacts of COVID-19 on fisheries and aquaculture in Southeast Asia through the Webinar organized on 2-3 July 2020 with support from the Japanese Trust Fund (JTF). The Webinar had availed of the expertise of resource speakers from the FAO Headquarters, INFOFISH, CGIAR Research Program – WorldFish …

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SEAFDEC joins the 12AFCF and 28ASWGFi via virtual meetings

SEAFDEC, led by the SEAFDEC Secretary-General Ms. Malinee Smithrithee, joined the 12th Meeting of ASEAN Fisheries Consultative Forum (12AFCF) and the 28th Meeting of ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Fisheries (28ASWGFi).Chaired by Brunei Darussalam,  the Meetings were organized via video conference  on 23 and 24 June 2020, respectively. The aim of the 12AFCF  was to update the progress of the implementation of activities undertaken …

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SEAFDEC joins the 12th International Forum on IUU Fishing

SEAFDEC Secretariat Policy and Program Coordinator, Dr. Worawit Wanchana, joined as one of the Session 4 panelists of the 12th International Forum on IUU Fishing convened on 18-22 May 2020 as a webinar hosted by Chatham House. The Forum was composed of six Sessions, namely: 1) International cooperation to end IUU fishing; 2) Gender and IUU Fishing; 3) Subsidies and …

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SEAFDEC convenes the Teleconference Session of the 52nd Meeting of the SEAFDEC Council

The Fifty-second Meeting of the Council of SEAFDEC, hosted by the Government of Japan and originally scheduled to be convened in Fukuoka, Japan in April 2020, had been postponed due to the current crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the urgency of some agenda items for this Meeting necessitated the SEAFDEC Council’s immediate consideration and approval to enable …

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