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

On 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 …

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SEAFDEC Council Chair visits SEAFDEC Training Department

The 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 …

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The Second Regional Expert Consultation on ASEAN Catch Documentation System

The 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 …

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SEAFDEC-Sweden Project Convenes the Annual Review Meeting

The Annual Review Meeting of the SEAFDEC-Sweden Collaborative Project was convened at the SEAFDEC Secretariat Office in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 April 2015, where the progress of implementation of the Project’s activities during its second year of implementation was presented to the Embassy of Sweden based in Bangkok. The Review Meeting was attended by Mr. Göran Haag of the Embassy …

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SEAFDEC Holds the Forty-seventh Meeting of the Council in Thailand

At the kind invitation of the Government of Thailand, the Forty-seventh Meeting of the SEAFDEC Council was held from 31 March to 3 April 2015 and hosted by the Department of Fisheries of Thailand. Situated in the northernmost province of Thailand, Chiang Rai has historical structures that depict a very unique culture. In attendance at the Meeting were the Council …

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SEAFDEC Formalizes MOU with CTI-CFF

On 3 April 2015, in conjunction with the 47th Meeting of the SEAFDEC Council held in Chiang Rai, Thailand, SEAFDEC and the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) reached the stage where the collaborative arrangement between the two organizations was realized through the signing of the MOU by the Secretary-General of SEAFDEC Dr. Chumnarn Pongsri, …

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Regional Technical Consultation (RTC) on Development of Regional Plan of Action (RPOA) for Management of Fishing Capacity in Southeast Asian Countries convened

Management of fishing capacity, which is a key element in fisheries management, focuses not only on the management of “fish” but also in regulating the fishing effort by developing some schemes to give direction on where and how to fish, total number of vessels allowed to fish, and type of gear to be used (or not to be used) in …

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