The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in collaboration with INFOFISH organized a tailor-made “Online Training Course on Fish Handling Technique Onboard Fishing Vessel” from 10 to 12 May 2022. There were 42 participants (22 male and 20 female) from INFOFISH Member Countries who participated in this online training. The training course aims to transfer appropriate knowledge of hygienic environmental/user-friendly fish handling tools through simple techniques that could be applied to maintain the quality of the catch products. In addition, views and ideas on practical skills and concepts related to the reduction of post-harvest losses in fisheries, including fish handling techniques, ice storage, preservation techniques, and transportation of fishery products were exchanged and discussed during the online training course. In this regard, the resource persons who are experts in the mentioned subjects, namely Dr. Jirapa Hinsui from the Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University including Dr. Walai Kleechaya and Mr. Pawared Inthuserdha from the Department of Fisheries were invited for this course.
INFOFISH is an Intergovernmental Organization providing marketing information and technical advisory services to the fishery industry of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond from its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Twelve countries are currently members of INFOFISH which are Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.