Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD)

The Fifth Fisheries Refugia Project Steering Committee Meeting

The Fifth Virtual Meeting of the Project Steering Committee (PSC5) for the SEAFDEC/UNEP/GEF Project on Establishment and Operation of the Regional System of Fisheries Refugia in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand (Fisheries Refugia Project) was organized on 3 September 2021 via zoom platform by the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) of the project. The Meeting discussed on the progress of works, policy to support project’s activities, financial, etc. There were 51 participants (21 male and 30 female) who are Project Steering Committee Members from six participating countries, UNEP Project Task manager, the Secretary-General of the SEAFDEC, Policy and Program Coordinator from SEAFDEC Secretariat office, Project Director, and PCU staff including observers from each national lead agency and technical officers from SEAFDEC/TD.

SEAFDEC is regional execution of the Fisheries Refugia Project in partnership with the government agencies responsible for fisheries in the six participating countries namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. The project is comprised of four components as follows 1) establishment of operational management at 14 priority fisheries refugia, with community-based refugia management plans being key outputs, 2) strengthening the enabling environment for the formal designation and operational management of refugia, 3) strengthening information management and dissemination of best practices in integrating fisheries management and biodiversity conservation, and improving community acceptance of area-based approaches to fisheries and coastal environment management, and 4) strengthening cross-sectorial coordination for integrated fisheries and environmental management.

SEAFDEC/TD Participation in Aquatic Science Special Event Meeting

Two representatives from the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD), Mr. Isara Chanrachkij, Head of Project Planning and Management Division and Mr. Krit Phusirimongkol, Training and Extension Officer participated in the Online Meeting on the Aquatic Science Special Event which organized by the Department of Aquatic Science, Faculty of Science, Burapha University, Chonburi Campus on 20 August 2021. This special event aimed to increase knowledge, understanding, and preparation on job training of university students. The resource persons were invited from fisheries government and organization agencies through private company. In this occasion, Mr. Krit was invited as resource persons to present and share information on role and implementation activities of SEAFDEC/TD in the region including information of job training that SEAFDEC/TD open for internship student. 

SEAFDEC/TD Participation in International Workshop on Eradication of IUU Fishing

A representative from the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD), Mr.Kongpathai Saraphaivanich, Head of Training and Information Section and project manager of “Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Enhancing National Capacities to Eliminate IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia participated in “The International Workshop on Eradication of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing for Regional Plan of Action to Promote Responsible Fishing Practices Including Combating IUU Fishing in the Region” which organized by the RPOA-IUU Secretariat and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia from 9 to 11 August 2021. The main aims of workshop to increase mutual understanding regarding aspects in the prevention and eradication of IUU fishing through strengthen cooperation amongst RPOA-IUU Participating countries and Pacific Countries in the prevention and eradication of IUU Fishing. In this occasion, SEAFDEC/TD was invited to present on the subject of “Regional Capacity Building to Combat IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia” which focused on initiative implementation activities and capacity building on combating IUU fishing by SEAFDEC for ASEAN Member States.

The Online Training Course on Fisheries Management Tools for EAFM

The Regional Online Training Course on Fisheries Management Tools for Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) was organized from 23 to 27 August 2021 by SEAFDEC/TD via zoom platform. There were 36 participants (14 Female and 22 Male) from SEAFDEC Member Countries, namely: Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, and Thailand, including SEAFDEC/TD staff attend in this Training. The training aimed to provide the participants with knowledge and skills that would enable them to identify the appropriate management tools that address common EAFM issues in the Southeast Asian region. The curriculums are focused on managing fishery activities under environmental issues, as well as on achieving social, economic and governance objectives based on the EAFM components. In the end, the participants can select the management tools that could be used for implementing the EAFM in their respective countries.

 

The Fisheries Refugia Project Organizes Forth Regional Scientific and Technical Committee Meeting

The Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) of the Fisheries Refugia Project organized The Forth Regional Scientific and Technical Committee Meeting (RSTC4) on 22 July 2021 via the Zoom platform. This meeting is one of the regional activities under the SEAFDEC/UNEP/GEF Project on Establishment and Operation of a Regional System of Fisheries Refugia in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. There were more than thirty people who are key participants as National and Scientific and Technical Focal Point from six participating countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam through the regional experts from various institution as well as Technical Officer from SEAFDEC/TD attended to this Meeting. The highlighted topics for Meeting is to update on the progress of project activities at the national level and regional level, as well as, discuss on the issues and challenges related to the project implementation. The meeting also discusses on the strategic plan towards 2022.

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