50 Years of Promoting Sustainable Development of Southeast Asian Fisheries


SEAFDEC Meeting on Review of the JTF-VI and Consideration for JTF-VII Projects

SEAFDEC convened a meeting on 3 August, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the “Review of Japanese Trust Fund VI Projects and Consideration of Japanese Trust Fund VII Projects.” The Meeting was attended by more than 25 officials of the SEAFDEC Secretariat TD, MFRD, AQD, MFRDMD, and IFRDMD. In this occasion, the new SEAFDEC Council Director for Japan Mr. Shingo …

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SEAFDEC convenes the Second Sub-regional Technical Meeting on Effective Fisheries Management between Malaysia and Thailand

Since 2013, the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project has made effort in strengthening cooperation among countries bordering the Gulf of Thailand (Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam), with emphasis on the integration of fisheries and habitat management, managing fishing capacity, monitoring catch landings across boundaries, and combating illegal and destructive fishing for long-term utilization of the coastal and marine fisheries resources in the …

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Anguillid eel survey in the Northern Luzon, Philippines

A survey team led by SEAFDEC/IFRDMD and the Secretariat in collaboration with the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) carried out a field survey on anguillid eel farming and industry in Tuguegarao, Northern Luzon and outskirt of Metro Manila, Philippines on 14-18 July 2017. This survey is a part of the project on “Enhancement of Sustainability of Catadromous …

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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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