The Twenty-third Meeting of SEAFDEC Information Staff Program or ISP was organized on 18–20 October 2022 in Bali, Indonesia and hosted by the Inland Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (IFRDMD). The Meeting was attended by the SEAFDEC Deputy Secretary-General, the Chief and the Deputy Chief of IFRDMD, as well as senior officials and information-related staff from the SEAFDEC Secretariat and Departments.
During the Meeting, the progress made by the Secretariat and Departments in the implementation of the Information Strategies for Enhancing SEAFDEC Visibility and Communication during the year 2022 was reviewed. The Meeting also discussed and provided recommendations on the preparation and enhancement of SEAFDEC information tools/activities for the upcoming year of 2023. In addition to suggestions for improving the regular information materials, the Meeting also provided specific recommendations for improving the mechanism and guide for authors to contribute articles to the Special Publication “Fish for the People, ” while the dissemination of information on SEAFDEC activities through a new platform – the SEAFDEC eNews – were discussed.
The results from this 23ISP meeting will be submitted to the SEAFDEC Department Chiefs’ Meeting scheduled on 10 December 2022 for consideration and further directives. It is expected that the recommendations from the ISP Meeting would help improve the information activities and the visibility of SEAFDEC in the future.