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Inception Workshop convened between SEAFDEC and MRC

Following-up on the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SEAFDEC and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in July 2017 for “the Promotion of Sustainable Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Lower Mekong Basin and Southeast Asia,” the Inception Workshop was convened on 1 September 2017 at MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Workshop was aimed at setting up the …

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Training/Workshop on Risk Assessments and Fisheries Management Framework/Measures of Longtail Tuna and Kawakawa in Southeast Asia organized

With support from the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project, MFRDMD organized the Training/Workshop on Risk Assessments and Fisheries Management Framework/Measures of Longtail Tuna and Kawakawa in Southeast Asia on 6-10 August 2017 at SEAFDEC/MFRDMD in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Attended by representatives from Brunel Darussalam, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Viet Nam, and Thailand, as well as staff from MFRDMD, TD, and SEAFDEC Secretariat, the Training/Workshop …

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Cooperation in Mekong River Basin Sub-region and Comparative Study of Laws and Legislations of Cambodia and Lao PDR

Through the effort of the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project on strengthening the cooperation between Cambodia and Lao PDR through a series of dialogues, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for continued collaboration was developed and signed by the concerned agencies of these two countries in 2014. As an upshot, the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project facilitated the initial comparative study carried out by national consultants and …

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SEAFDEC convenes the Second Sub-regional Technical Meeting on Effective Fisheries Management between Malaysia and Thailand

Since 2013, the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project has made effort in strengthening cooperation among countries bordering the Gulf of Thailand (Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam), with emphasis on the integration of fisheries and habitat management, managing fishing capacity, monitoring catch landings across boundaries, and combating illegal and destructive fishing for long-term utilization of the coastal and marine fisheries resources in the …

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SEAFDEC attends National Fish Releasing Day in Lao PDR and discusses on SEAFDEC-Sweden Project

SEAFDEC attended the National Fish Releasing Ceremony, hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR, in Vientiane on 13 July 2017. The Ceremony was officiated by the Lao PDR Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, with the participation of government officials, private sectors, organizations, and school children, to release fish fingerlings and birds to the natural environment …

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2016 SEAFDEC-Sweden Project Annual Review Meeting convenes

The SEAFDEC-Sweden Project Annual Review Meeting for the year 2016 under SEAFDEC-Sweden Cooperation Program for 2013-2017 on “Fisheries and Habitat Management, Climate Change and Social Well-being in Southeast Asia” was held on 23 May 2017 at SEAFDEC Secretariat. The Meeting was attended by the representatives from the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand,SEAFDEC officials, and Regional Fisheries Policy Network members to …

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In-house Training on Gender Awareness and Gender Mainstreaming in Fisheries

The In-house Training on Gender Awareness and Gender Mainstreaming in Fisheries was conducted at SEAFDEC Secretariat on 21 April 2017 participated by new SEAFDEC staff and Regional Fisheries Program Networking (RFPN) representatives from different countries, namely: Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Viet Nam and Thailand . The aim of the training was to support the participants to ensure that they have a …

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SEAFDEC Senior Staff attend the Gender Training hosted by the Embassy of Sweden

The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Thailand has contracted Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management to be a Regional Gender Equality Support to the Embassy´s development cooperation partners for the implementation of Sweden’s development cooperation in Asia. The Gender Support Function was launched on 19 January 2017 with active participation of SEAFDEC’s gender focal points and …

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SEAFDEC joins the discussion on development of the ASEAN Common Fisheries Policy

The Department of Fisheries of Thailand hosted the Technical Consultation on Development of the ASEAN Common Fisheries Policy on 27-28 March 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Officiated by Dr. Theerapat Prayoonsit, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, the Consultation was attended by representatives from governmental agencies responsible for fisheries and the private sector of the ASEAN …

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SEAFDEC representatives attend the Gender Equality Training hosted by the Embassy of Sweden

“Gender Equality Training” was organized by the Embassy of Sweden on 23-24 March 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. With the objective of setting up gender equality knowledge to decision-making level, the Training was attended by SEAFDEC Secretary-General, Dr. Kom Silapajarn; Senior Advisor, Dr. Magnus Torell; and Assistant Policy and Program Coordinator, Dr. Worawit Wanchana. The training has the overall objective of …

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