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Thailand announces ASEAN Fisheries & Aquaculture Conference and Exposition 2015

During the 45th Meeting of the SEAFDEC Council in April 2013, the Department of Fisheries (DOF) of Thailand initially proposed the conduct of the ASEAN Fisheries Conference and Exposition, and after receiving full support from the 21st Meeting of the ASWGFi in July, the DOF of Thailand officially announced through a Press Conference, the organization of the said Exposition and …

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SEAFDEC at the Pacem in Maribus XXXIV International Forum

On 4-6 September 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, SEAFDEC supported the International Ocean Institute (IOI) in the conduct of the “Pacem in Maribus XXXIV International Forum on Sustainable Governance of the Ocean” to discuss issues and challenges in achieving sustainability of the oceans. The Forum addressed important and emerging global, regional and national issues on the impacts of climate change and …

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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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