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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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SEAFDEC Convenes the 37th PCM and 17th FCG/ASSP Meeting

Hosted by the SEAFDEC/TD, the 37th Meeting of the Program Committee of SEAFDEC was organized on 1-3 December 2014 in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand to review the progress and achievements of implementation of SEAFDEC projects in 2014 and those proposed for 2015. It was noted that the results from the review of the progress and achievements of the projects in 2014 …

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SEAFDEC holds the First Meeting of the Scientific Working Group on Neritic Tuna Stock Assessment in Southeast Asian Waters in Malaysia

SEAFDEC organized the 1st Meeting of the Scientific Working Group (SWG) on Neritic Tuna Stock Assessment in Southeast Asian Waters on 18-20 November 2014 in Shah Alam City, Selangor, Malaysia. The Meeting was attended by the representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam together with their respective delegations, as well as the Chief of SEAFDEC/MFRDMD on behalf …

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Renowned Experts Assembled to Share their Experiences, Successes and Failures from their Works in the Management of Fisheries, Aquatic Resources and Wetlands of the Lower Mekong River Basin

On 12-14 November 2014, the Experts Meeting on Mekong Cooperation on Fisheries, Aquatic Resources and Wetlands: 20 years lesson learnt was organized in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as a collaborative effort of SEAFDEC, Mekong River Commission and the Fisheries Administration of Cambodia, with financial support from the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project. Since the establishment of Mekong River Commission (MRC) in 1995, Lao PDR, …

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SEAFDEC holds the Fifteenth Meeting of its Information Staff Program

The Fifteenth Meeting of the Information Staff Program (ISP) of SEAFDEC was organized in Manila, Philippines from 28 to 30 October 2014, and hosted by SEAFDEC/AQD. Attended by SEAFDEC Departments’ information officers and staff as well as senior officers from the Departments, the Meeting welcomed the participation of information staff from the newly established SEAFDEC Inland Fishery Resources Development and …

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SEAFDEC Secretary-General pays courtesy call on the Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development of Myanmar

On 29 August 2014, the Secretary-General of SEAFDEC, Dr. Chumnarn Pongsri, accompanied by Senior Advisor to SEAFDEC, Dr. Magnus Torell, SEAFDEC-Sweden Project Manager, Ms. Pattaratjit Kaewnuratchadasorn, and Regional Fisheries Policy Network Member for Myanmar, Dr. Myo Min Hlaing paid a courtesy call on Mr. Ohn Myint, Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Their discussion …

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