The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “Online Regional Training of Trainers (TOT) on Fish Handling Techniques Onboard Fishing Vessels from 3 to 7 August 2020 by Google Classroom and Google Meet platform at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were 23 participants who work on fish handling and capable to be a trainer from ASEAN Member States (AMSs) attended in this Online Training. The current situation and problems relevant to fish handling in the respective area were presented and shared by participants. The topics on good practice and hygiene control for fish handling, preservation techniques, and method for onboard fish handling through cold chain management were imparted to the participants.
Moreover, the online demonstration on good practice for fish handling techniques onboard and landing sites, including fish storage and ways to improve fresh quality at the landing site was presented. In the end, the participants are expected to understand and increase their practical skills on the reduction of post-harvest losses, improvement of hygiene and good practice of fish handling onboard to the fishing fleet through transfer and disseminate knowledge and experience from this training as a trainer in their respective country.