The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with Sub Directorate of Fisheries (Sub D-fish) of Binh Thuan Province, Viet Nam organized the “Online Training on the Use of Electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation System (eACDS) Application” from 13 to 14 August 2020 via Skype platform. This training was focused on the part of the Catch Declaration (CD) for thirteen (13) relevant officers in Binh Thuan Province. The introduction on eACDS was imparted to participants through a demonstration on the use of this application in the part of the CD. The process of catch report at sea and transshipment at sea were also introduced and demonstrated step by step. Moreover, the participants practiced the use of this application for their understanding. The training expected that the participants will be a trainer to impart this application for fishermen and stakeholders to use eACDS application.
The eACDS application is a fisheries management tool for enhancing intra-regional and international trades for traceability of fish and fishery products from fishing to the plate. The eACDS consists of three (3) main processes, so there are three main documents in the eACDS. These are Catch Declaration (CD); Movement Document (MD); and Catch Certification (CC).