SEAFDEC joins the 12th International Forum on IUU Fishing

SEAFDEC Secretariat Policy and Program Coordinator, Dr. Worawit Wanchana, joined as one of the Session 4 panelists of the 12th International Forum on IUU Fishing convened on 18-22 May 2020 as a webinar hosted by Chatham House. The Forum was composed of six Sessions, namely: 1) International cooperation to end IUU fishing; 2) Gender and IUU Fishing; 3) Subsidies and IUU Fishing; 4) Regional Perspective: IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia; 5) New Technologies and IUU Fishing; and 6) Transparency and IUU fishing.

During Session 4, Dr. Worawit presented the regional initiatives of SEAFDEC in providing technical assistance to the ASEAN Member States to combat IUU fishing, including the promotion of the ASEAN Guidelines for Preventing the Entry of Fish and Fishery Products from IUU Fishing Activities into the Supply Chain; establishing the Regional Fishing Vessels Record; and supporting the implementation of the Port State Measures. The Session 4 was chaired by the Director of Asia-Pacific Programme of Chatham House, Dr. Champa Patel, while the other panelists were Dr. Sophie Benbow from Fauna & Flora International and Dr. Gina Green from Tetra Tech.