The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in collaboration with ASEAN and the Department of Fisheries, Thailand organized “The Workshop on Regional Cooperation for Implementation of Port State Measures to Improve Fisheries Management and Reduce IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia” from 7 to 10 November 2019 at Bangkok, Thailand which supported by Japanese Thrust Fund, Sweden Government, FAO, USAID, and Marino-forum 21. Fifty three participants who are representatives from SEAFDEC Member Countries, SEAFDEC and partners attended in the said Workshop. The Workshop came up with: 1) updating of understanding on the implications to the region of the entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA); 2) updating of identification of issues in the PSMA for the region; 3) updating of status, constraints, problem on PSM implementation in the region; 4) list of capacity building needs to support PSM implementation in the region; and 5) SEAFDEC work plan on steps ahead to facilitate implementation of PSM in the region.

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