The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in collaboration with Secretariat (SEC) organized the Working Groups Meeting to Follow-up Activities on Joint Program on Tuna Research in Sulu and Sulawesi Seas from 30 to 31 March 2017 at Bangkok, Thailand. There are twenty three participants from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, SEAFDEC, and Japanese resource person attended in the Meeting. The Meeting came up with updating the progress of the tuna research in Sulu and Sulawesi Seas which follows topics of stock assessments, spawning ground, genetic and so on through solution on the difficulties of data analysis and planning of joint program on tuna research in these areas during 2017-2019.