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SEAFDEC holds the First Meeting of the Scientific Working Group on Neritic Tuna Stock Assessment in Southeast Asian Waters in Malaysia

neritic1SEAFDEC organized the 1st Meeting of the Scientific Working Group (SWG) on Neritic Tuna Stock Assessment in Southeast Asian Waters on 18-20 November 2014 in Shah Alam City, Selangor, Malaysia. The Meeting was attended by the representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam together with their respective delegations, as well as the Chief of SEAFDEC/MFRDMD on behalf of Department of Fisheries Malaysia and senior officials of SEAFDEC.

neritic2With the main objective of developing the Strategic Plan for Stock Assessment, improving data collection, and awareness building to support the implementation of the RPOA-Neritic Tuna, the Meeting also formulated the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the SWG on Stock Assessment for the management of neritic tuna in the long term as well as the Timeline, and identified the responsibilities of members in relation to the implementation of the plan of activities. The Meeting agreed that the draft documents would be submitted to the SEAFDEC Program Committee during its Meeting in December 2014 for comments and subsequent endorsement to the SEAFDEC Council by ad referendum.

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