The Senior Information Officer of SEAFDEC Secretariat, Ms. Saivason Klinsukhon, participated in the 28th Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics in Bali, Indonesia on 10-14 February 2020. The Meeting was convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and hosted by the Government of Indonesia. Representatives from the 24 APCAS Member Countries, and observers from six non-Member Countries and observers from international/regional organizations also attended the Meeting.
During the Meeting, Ms. Saivason presented the ongoing activities of SEAFDEC related to fishery statistics particularly the revised Regional Framework for Fishery Statistics of Southeast Asia and production of Southeast Asian State of Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 (SEASOFIA 2022). She also mentioned the issues on the compilation of fishery statistics from the countries, e.g. reporting of aquaculture production by culture environment. In this regard, this matter would be brought for discussion by SEAFDEC and ASEAN Member States in consultation with the FAO during the revision process of the Regional Framework for Fishery Statistics of Southeast Asia.