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SEAFDEC attends the 29th Meeting of CITES Animal Committee in Geneva

SEAFDEC Secretariat represented by the Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Kaoru Ishii and the Policy and Program Coordinator Dr. Somboon Siriraksophon attended the Twenty-ninth Meeting of the Animal Committee of CITES in Geneva, Switzerland on 18-22 July 2017. During the plenary session of the Meeting, Dr. Ishii announced launching of the new SEAFDEC project funded by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) entitled “Enhancing …

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Enhancing sustainable management of the blue swimming crab fisheries in Cambodia

The project “Enhancement of Sustainable Management of the Blue Swimming Crab Fisheries” implemented by Training Department (TD) with funding support from the Japanese Trust Fund (JTF) conducted two visits to the project site in Kep Province, Cambodia to plan for pilot activities. The mission from TD visited Angkual fishing community during 28-30 June and 2-6 July 2017 with objectives of …

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SEAFDEC attends National Fish Releasing Day in Lao PDR and discusses on SEAFDEC-Sweden Project

SEAFDEC attended the National Fish Releasing Ceremony, hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR, in Vientiane on 13 July 2017. The Ceremony was officiated by the Lao PDR Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, with the participation of government officials, private sectors, organizations, and school children, to release fish fingerlings and birds to the natural environment …

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SEAFDEC attends the Ocean Conference in UN, New York

Dr. Kom Silapajarn, the Secretary-General of SEAFDEC, together with Mr. Christopher Patterson, Project Director of the SEAFDEC/UNEP/GEF/Fisheries Refugia and Dr. Somboon Siriraksophon, Policy and Program Coordinator of SEAFDEC attended the high-level United Nations Conference on the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development which was convened at United …

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SEAFDEC Deputy Secretary-General attends the 44th Anniversary of AQD

SEAFDEC Deputy Secretary General Dr. Kaoru Ishii attended the 44th Anniversary of the SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department (AQD) with the theme “Continuing diversity and innovations for globally competitive and sustainable aquaculture.”. This one-day anniversary event was organized on 7 July 2017 at the Multi-purpose Hall of AQD in Tigbauan Main Station, Iloilo, Philippines. The event was presided over by Ms. Remia …

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SEAFDEC holds preparatory meeting for JAIF project for sustainable utilization and management of tropical anguillid eels

The increasing global demand for eels resulted in declination of several eel species. While the stock of Japanese eels had drastically declined over the past few decades, the European eels had been listed under Appendix II of CITES during its 14th Conference of the Parties (COP) in 2007. Recently, the continuing high demand for eels called for attention over tropical …

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