SEAFDEC convened the “Technical Meeting on Planning for Development of Stock Study for Anchovy, Indo-Pacific Mackerel and Blue Swimming Crab (AIB) Species in the Gulf of Thailand” on 7-8 February 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand with funding support from the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project. The Workshop was attended by fishery experts and fishery biologists from Department of Fisheries of Thailand, as well as researchers and lecturers from Kasetsart University, Ubon Ratchathani University, Walailak University and Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University and representatives from SEAFDEC Training Department. The Meeting was aimed at gathering ideas to develop a plan of study for better understanding of the stock status of AIB species in the Gulf of Thailand (GoT). In discussing the study plans, the Meeting made use of appropriate methodologies to better understand the AIB stocks in the GoT and identified the information needed for development of joint management plan for utilization of AIB Species in the GoT. Results of the Technical Meeting would be used as inputs for discussion during the 6th Meeting of the Gulf of Thailand Sub-region in March 2017.