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 as prototype trawler that comply with the ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188. Media members also join the M.V. SEAFDEC to observe fishing activities at sea, training on scientific observer program conducted by the DOF Thailand on-board the M.V. SEAFDEC 2, as well as the operation of several scientific equipment that enable people to have better understanding on oceanographic condition.