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SEAFDEC convenes the Bilateral Technical Meeting on Effective Fisheries Management between Lao PDR and Thailand

SEAFDEC-Sweden Project organized the Bilateral Technical Meeting on Effective Fisheries Management between Lao PDR and Thailand in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand on 29-30 October 2018. The Meeting was attended by 27 representatives from Lao PDR and Thailand as well as SEAFDEC officers. Both countries had the opportunity to give updates on fisheries situation particularly the critical habitats and management in Bokeo, Lao PDR and Chiang Rai, Thailand which are the previous works of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and others. Also, SEAFDEC-Sweden Project presented the preliminary report on the fishing gears and usage found in both areas. The exchange of views focused on exploring possible actions and technical assistance from SEAFDEC and the continuation of the cooperation, and strengthening the fisheries management between the two countries.