TD BuildingThe Training Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/TD) was created by the SEAFDEC Council during its Inaugural Meeting in 1968 in Bangkok, Thailand and was formally established in 1970 with the objectives to develop modern fishery technologies for the better use of marine fish resources and to reduce manpower shortages in marine capture fisheries in Southeast Asia. SEAFDEC/TD is located in Amphoe Phrasamutchedi in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. The Government of Thailand, according to the Agreement Establishing SEAFDEC, provides SEAFDEC/TD with office buildings and a dormitory to accommodate staff and trainees as well as other equipment and contributed toward the Department's operation. Among lists of donor governments, the Government of Japan is the most generous contributor towards the operation of the Department.

SEAFDEC/TD is headed by a Department Chief provided by the host government and a Deputy Department Chief provided by the Government of Japan. Dr. Kom Silapajarn is the present Department Chief of SEAFDEC/TD, with Dr.Kaoru Ishii as the Deputy Department Chief.


"To be a leader in tropical marine captures fisheries working towards sustainable development that is self-sustained with global collaborative network."


          1. To promote responsible tropical marine capture fisheries
          2. To expand networking and cooperation at regional and international levels
          3. To work towards a financially self-sustained organization 
          4. To upgrade the organization's capability, potentials and efficiency 
          5. To enhance the organization's profile and recognition among beneficiaries, partner agencies and donors at various levels


SEAFDEC membership is open to all Southeast Asian Countries. The Member Countries of SEAFDEC at present are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.


P.O.Box 97, Phasamutchedi Samut Prakan 10290, Thailand

Tel : (662)4256100 Fax : (662)4256110, 4256111
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