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SEAFDEC prepares the publication of SEASOFIA 2022

The Inter-Departmental Consultation on Preparation of SEASOFIA 2022 was organized by the SEAFDEC Secretariat on 6-7 August 2020 through the Google Meet, which was attended by the SEAFDEC Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, senior officials and information-related officers from SEAFDEC Secretariat, as well as Special Departmental Coordinators (SDCs) and technical staff from TD, AQD, MFRD, MFRDMD, and IFRDMD. During the Consultation, the draft outline, required inputs, preparation process, and workplan of the Southeast Asian State of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SEASOFIA) 2022 were discussed and agreed by SEAFDEC Secretariat and Departments.

The SEASOFIA publication provides information on the status and trends of fisheries and aquaculture in Southeast Asia, including fisheries-related issues and challenges, initiatives undertaken in the region, future outlook as well as SEAFDEC activities. Since 2012, the SEASOFIA was published every five years to promote SEAFDEC works and enhance its visibility.