The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) joined National Fishery Exhibition in Thailand “Pramong Nomklao” which was organized by the Department of Fisheries, Thailand from 1 to 10 July 2022 at the Future Park Department Store, Pathumthani Province, Thailand. This year, SEAFDEC/TD presented the theme of “M.V.PLALUNG a Prototype for Saving Energy Fishing Vessel” exhibition. Moreover, promoting SEAFDEC activities via information materials such as technical publications, brochures, and leaflets. Finally, all incomes collected from the fair will be donated to the famous Chulabhorn Research Institute for its cancer research.
M.V. PLALUNG is a wooden fishing vessel with specifications including 29.98 GT, 18.32 m length, 4.40 m breadth, and 1.71 m depth. The fishing vessel was improved as a trawler prototype to support SEAFDEC/TD training and research activities along the coastal areas of Thailand. The fishing vessel was modified in accordance with the Work in Fishing Convention No. 188 (C188) which promotes decent working conditions for workers in the fisheries sector. Moreover, the new technology for optimizing energy and fuel efficiency to cause low impacts on the environment as well as instruments to reduce manpower during fishing operations including onboard fish handling and preservation were installed on the vessel.