SEAFDEC Twenty-second ISP Meeting convened

SEAFDEC organized the Twenty-second Meeting of SEAFDEC Information Staff Program (22ISP) on 29 November and 1 December 2021 through the online platform. The 22ISP was attended by the SEAFDEC Deputy Secretary-General, senior officials, and information-related officers from the SEAFDEC Secretariat, TD, AQD, MFRDMD, and IFRDMD.

During the Meeting, the progress and achievements of the implementation of Information Strategies for Enhancing SEAFDEC Visibility and Communication in 2021 were reviewed. Moreover, the Meeting also provided recommendations on the preparation and enhancement of SEAFDEC information tools/activities in 2022, including regular information materials, annual report, Special Publication “Fish for the People,” SEAFDEC Newsletter, 2023 calendar, websites, and institutional repositories. Other information-related matters, including the progress of hosting institutional repositories and finalizing the SEAFDEC Style, were also discussed during the Meeting. In order to boost the visibility of SEAFDEC, the enhancement of dissemination of electronic copy of SEAFDEC publications and the extensive use of icons of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region Towards 2030 (RES&POA-2030) were also discussed.

The results from the 22ISP, particularly those that need policy support from SEAFDEC, would be submitted to the SEAFDEC Department Chiefs’ Meeting in 2021 for consideration and directives.