50 Years of Promoting Sustainable Development of Southeast Asian Fisheries


SEAFDEC takes part in the 21st ASWGFi

During the 21st Meeting of the ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Fisheries (ASWGFi) convened by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 24-26 July 2013, SEAFDEC was represented by its Secretary-General Dr. Chumnarn Pongsri, and Deputy-Secretary-General Mr. Hajime Kawamura. In the Meeting, SEAFDEC reported on the progress of various projects implemented under the Fisheries Consultative …

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SEAFDEC signs MoU with Nha Trang University

A 5 – year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SEAFDEC and Nha Trang University of Vietnamwas signed on 3 May 2013 at the premises of SEAFDEC Training Department in Samut Prakan, Thailand. This MoU covers the areas of: 1) exchange of staff/student; 2) joint development of collaborative research projects; 3) joint organization of scientific and cultural events; 4) shared conduct …

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40 years of Aquaculture R&D: An Exhibit of Fish Farming Technologies Developed by AQD

In celebration of its ruby jubilee or 40th year, AQD organized a week-long exhibit of its R&D accomplishments at a mall (SM City) in Iloilo, Philippines from 3 to 9 June 2013. The opening program was attended by stakeholders and AQD staff both past and present. The exhibit featured AQD’s breeding and culture technologies for high-value commodities like grouper and …

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SEAFDEC holds the Forty-fifth Council Meeting in Cebu City, the Philippines

At the kind invitation of the Government and people of the Republic of the Philippines, the 45th Meeting of the SEAFDEC Council was held in the magnificent City of Cebu, Philippines from 1 to 5 April 2013 and hosted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Philippine Department of Agriculture. The Inaugural Ceremony of the Meeting was …

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SEAFDEC Bids Farewell to Mr. Kenji Matsumoto

After serving as Deputy Chief of the Training Department (TD) and concurrent Deputy Secretary-General of SEAFDEC since April 2010, Mr. Kenji Matsumoto has completed his assignment at SEAFDEC in March 2013. During his term, Mr. Matsumoto played significant roles particularly in driving the implementation of projects supported by the Japanese Trust Fund towards achieving its objectives in enhancing sustainable fisheries …

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Intergovernmental Forum on Live Reef Food Fish Trade

SEAFDEC co-organized with the Coral Triangle Initiative-Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF), the Intergovernmental Forum on Live Reef Food Fish Trade (LRFFT) from 31 January to 1 February 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The forum brought together senior officials and heads of fisheries agencies of the relevant countries to share and synergise strategies and identify solutions to support the development …

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Working Group Meeting for Establishment of new SEAFDEC Department

SEAFDEC convened a Working Group Meeting on 24-25 January 2013 in Palembang, Indonesia to discuss issues relevant to the establishment of a new SEAFDEC Department on inland fisheries in Indonesia. The Working Group comprised the Secretary-General Dr. Chumnarn Pongsri and officials of the Secretariat, the Special Departmental Coordinators from respective SEAFDEC Departments, experts on inland fisheries (from Lao PDR, Thailand …

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