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Eighteenth Meeting of SEAFDEC Information Staff Program convened

The 18th Meeting of SEAFDEC Information Staff Program (18ISP) was organized in Singapore from 10 to 12 October 2017. Hosted by MFRD, the Meeting was attended by the information-related officers and staff from the SEAFDEC Secretariat and Departments, and reviewed the progress of implementation of the Information Strategies of SEAFDEC which are aimed at enhancing SEAFDEC visibility and strengthening communications …

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Experts Workshop for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries on Human Rights-Based Approach and Gender Equitability Issue organized

The SEAFDEC-Sweden Project organized the “Experts Workshop on Regional Approach for the Implementation of FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries: Human Rights-Based Approach and Gender Equitability” on 26-28 September 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop aimed to discuss and clarify the basic elements, such as human rights-based and gender equality approaches, in the Small-Scale Fisheries Voluntary Guidelines (SSFVG) in support …

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Visit of the SEAFDEC executives to Japan

The SEAFDEC executives visited Japan during 21-26 September 2017 in connection to the planned 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Center. The eight executive members joined in this trip include the Secretary-General Dr. Kom Silapajarn, Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Kaoru Ishii, Policy and Program Coordinator Dr. Somboon Siriraksophon, Assistant Japanese Trust Fund Project Manager Mr. Isao Koya, Deputy Chief of …

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SEAFDEC conducts Press Event at the Training Department

On 14 September 2017, SEAFDEC led by the Secretary-General and Chief of the Training Department, Dr. Kom Silapajarn, brought 33 media members to the Training Department in Samut Prakan, Thailand to learn more about SEAFDEC activities, including on-station experimental fishway design to mitigate impacts from cross-river obstacles, activities toward sustainable management of anguillid eels, and modification of the M.V. Plalung …

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SEAFDEC attends the 16th Session of the Sub-Committee on Fish Trade

SEAFDEC Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Kaoru Ishii, accompanied by the Policy and Program Coordinator Dr. Somboon Siriraksophon, attended the Sixteenth Session of the Sub-Committee on Fish Trade held in Busan, Republic of Korea from 4-8 September 2017. The Session deliberated issues relevant to fish trade, such as the Voluntary Guidelines for Catch Documentation Schemes (CDS); reduction of fish food loss and …

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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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