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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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SEAFDEC expands the establishment of online training courses

Several activities of SEAFDEC, especially the training sessions scheduled in 2020, were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to carry on the essential activities, SEAFDEC Secretariat is taking advantage of the online platform in conducting trainings. In this connection, the SEAFDEC Inter-Departmental Teleconference Meeting on Online Training Course was organized on 5 May 2020. The Teleconference was attended …

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SEAFDEC-Sweden Project Final Review Meeting Convened via Teleconference

SEAFDEC met the representatives of the Embassy of Sweden for the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project Final Review Meeting through teleconferencing on 23 April 2020. The Meeting started with the welcome statements by the SEAFDEC Secretary-General, Ms. Malinee Smithrithee, and by the Head of Development Cooperation Regional Asia and the Pacific, Embassy of Sweden, Ms. Åsa Hedén. The Final Meeting aimed at presenting the achievements …

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Available stocks of longtail tuna and kawakawa in Southeast Asian Waters being verified

The SEAFDEC Secretariat organized the Practical Workshop on Stock and Risk Assessments of Longtail (LOT) Tuna and Kawakawa (KAW) in the Southeast Asian Waters on 10-15 February 2020 at the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in Samut Prakan, Thailand. Attended by representatives from the SEAFDEC Member Countries, namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, and observers from the …

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SEAFDEC takes part in the Twenty-eighth Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

The Senior Information Officer of SEAFDEC Secretariat, Ms. Saivason Klinsukhon, participated in the 28th Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics in Bali, Indonesia on 10-14 February 2020. The Meeting was convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and hosted by the Government of Indonesia. Representatives from the 24 APCAS Member Countries, …

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SEAFDEC improves access to its publications

During the Inter-Departmental Information Workshop organized by the SEAFDEC Secretariat on 4-7 February 2020 at the SEAFDEC Training Department in Samut Prakan, Thailand, the issues and concerns regarding the SEAFDEC Repository were addressed in order that the publications of SEAFDEC could be made easily accessible to the stakeholders. Attended by the information-related staff from SEAFDEC Secretariat and Departments, the Workshop …

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SEAFDEC participates in the FAO Regional Workshop on IUU Fishing

SEAFDEC attended the Regional Workshop on Sharing National Priorities for Addressing Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Thailand, which was organized by FAO in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-15 January 2020. The Workshop was attended by 30 delegates from the South Asian and Southeast Asian countries as well as representatives from international and …

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Internal Workshop for Special Assignment of 2019 RFPN Members Organized

The Internal Workshop for Special Assignment of RFPNs was organized by SEAFDEC Secretariat on 17-19 December 2019 at Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand. Supported by Japanese Trust Fund (JTF), the Internal Workshop was aimed at enhancing the capacity of the 2019 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) members. As part of the Workshop activities, the RFPN members, together with senior staff of …

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