SEAFDEC participated in the Decade Action Incubator Series–UN Ocean Decade Kickoff Conference for the Western Pacific and its Adjacent Areas

The Secretary-General of SEAFDEC, Ms. Malinee Smithrithee attended the UN Decade Kickoff Conference for Western Pacific and its Adjacent Areas organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO through its Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) and hosted by the Government of Thailand through its Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Department of Marine and Coastal Resources on 25-26 November 2021, 0830–1730. The Conference aims to catalyze partnerships among various ocean stakeholder communities in the region, and initiate co-design of transformative ocean science solutions to the Ocean Decade Challenges to achieve the Ocean Decade Outcomes through the sessions of a high–level segment featuring high–level commitments from UN agencies, governments, business and private sectors, and other stakeholder groups; and a series of interactive side events entitled “Decade Action Incubators” aiming to facilitate the development of potential Decade Actions such as Decade Programs and Projects, and key cross-cutting issues including capacity development and Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs).

During the high-level segment of the Conference, Ms. Malinee Smithrithee was delivered the presentation for “Regional Responses to Support the Blue Growth: Responsible Fishing Technologies and Good Aquaculture Practices” as the representative of fisheries organization in the Southeast Asian Region and SEAFDEC which commitment to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below water through SEAFDEC actions to facilitate development and management fisheries in ASEAN region the utilize the fisheries resources.