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SEAFDEC conducts the Meetings on transboundary species in Southern and Northern Andaman Sea

On 10-11 July 2018, the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project convened the 2nd Technical Experts Meeting on Information Compilation on Transboundary Species as Scientific Basis for National Measures for Southern Andaman Sea, with the participation of countries delegates from Thailand and Indonesia, and on 12-13 July 2018, the Project conducted the 2nd Technical Experts Meeting on Information Compilation on Transboundary Species as Scientific Basis for National Measures for Northern Andaman Sea, with participation of delegates from Thailand and Myanmar, in Chonburi Province, Thailand.

These two meetings were conducted as a follow-up on progress made  after the first meetings were conducted in April 2018. The purpose of both Meetings, therefore, was to discuss, update and revise the key deliverable (digital maps) based on the available information on spawning grounds, fishing grounds, migration routes of three (3) target species namely: Mackerel, Anchovies and Neritic Tunas, as well as discuss on relevant fisheries regulations of each country and agree on the final format of the maps, and identify possible national measures to secure a sustainable stock status of transboundary fish stocks in the Andaman Sea (Southern and Northern).