The one (1) day Workshop on the “Development of the Action Plan for SEAFDEC Gender Strategy” was conducted on 9 July 2019 at SEAFDEC/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD), Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were a total of 31 participants (22 Females, 9 Males), as the following: SEAFDEC Gender Focal Persons (SGFP) from Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD), Inland Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (SEAFDEC/IFRDMD), Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (SEAFDEC/MFRDMD), Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD), and Secretariat (SEAFDEC SEC), as well as Division and section heads of SEC and TD, and members of Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The workshop shared the knowledge and opinion of SEAFDEC staff in order to develop the Action plan to implement the SEAFDEC Gender strategy. The result of the workshop came up with common activities and indicators to follow up SEAFDEC Gender strategies. Moreover, the Term of References (TOR) for SGFP of each department was finalized to assign the responsibility of SGFP to assist all SEAFDEC staff and its project on gender integration.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with the Directorate of Fisheries (D-Fish), Viet Nam conducted the mission on electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme (eACDS) in Binh Thuan Province, Viet Nam from 8 to 12 July 2019. The planning of eACDS implementation and follow up Key Data Elements (KDEs) collection in Binh Thuan Province was discussed with Sub D-Fish in Binh Thuan and relevant authorities who will engage in eACDS implementation activities. Moreover, the training course for the use of eACDS application in the part I (port-in port-out) was organized for twenty relevant officers. The training aimed to impart knowledge and understanding on the use of eACDS application in the part of port-in and port-out to issue Catch Documentation (CD) which is a part of fishery product traceability system.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) welcomed twenty-seven students from Walailuk University who learned in technology of marine and coastal management, including five (5) lecturers for study visit at SEAFDEC/TD on 26 June 2019. The aimed of visiting was to increase knowledge and experience outside the study room. Furthermore, introduction of SEAFDEC and Departments was presented as promotion of organization activities in the region through lectures on fishing gear technology and oceanography activities which have been conducted by SEAFDEC/TD. Moreover, the students also had a chance visiting TD facilities such as fishing workshop, marine engineering workshop, library, and M.V.SEAFDEC
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) joined National Fishery Exhibition in Thailand “Pramong Nomklao” which was organized by the Department of Fisheries, Thailand from 28 June to 7 July 2019 at the Future Park Department Store, Pathumthani Province, Thailand. This year, SEAFDEC/TD presented the subject of “Automatic Squid Jigging” at the exhibition. Moreover, the sample of squids in Thailand was presented to impart knowledge on biology and life cycle to the audiences through promoting SEAFDEC activities via information materials such as technical publications, brochures, and fishery-related souvenirs. Finally, all incomes collected from the fair will be donated to the famous Chulabhorn Research Institute for its cancer research.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries (DOF), Thailand conducted the study on economic of Thai Purse seine fishing: Case study on Thai Purse seine fishing equipped with auxiliary equipment by using the Power block system (a kind of mechanized winch for hauling the fishing net) for hauling net from 22 to 26 April 2019 in Pattani Province and 16 to 17 June 2019 in Trat Province. The cost and return data collection were carried out by interviewing the purse seine fishing boat owner who initiated to apply installation crane and power block equipment for hauling net replace manually. In order to understand the worthiness on the performance of Thai purse seine fishing when equipped with this system as well as Thai purse seine fishing found the problem on shortage of labor force to operate fishing. This issue is interesting to find the alternative ways to reduce the number of fishing labor in fisheries sector.