The SEAFDEC-Sweden Project team paid a courtesy visit to the Director-General of the Department of Fisheries Mr. Khin Maung Maw and his staff on 30 January 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. During the visit, the team presented the progress and work plan for 2018 of the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project as an initiative to strengthen bilateral cooperation and management of transboundary species (anchovy, mackerel, blue swimming crab, and neritic tuna) between Myanmar and Thailand, including establishment of monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS) network in the northern Andaman Sea.
In addition, the team shared updates on the Danish Program on Sustainable Coastal Fisheries in Myanmar. During the discussion, both programs explored the area of cooperation on capacity building on fisheries management that would cover fishing capacity, resource mapping of transboundary fishery resources, gender, human rights, etc.
On the next day, the team visited Yangon Region Fisheries Office to discuss the current effort made by Myanmar which was the establishment of One Stop Service (OSS) for the registration and control of port in-port out movement of fishing vessels. OSS was established through the coordination among relevant governmental agencies in Myanmar that deal with fisheries, immigration, customs, and marine affairs.