The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Regional Training on Port State Measures (PSM) implementation for Inspectors in Southeast Asia” in collaboration with partners such as The Department of Fisheries (DOF) Thailand, Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), Food And Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from 22 to 26 July 2019 at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were forty participants (11 women and 29 men) who engaged in and conduct PSM and/or port control activities at inspection level from ASEAN Member States (AMSs) excluding Lao PDR, as well as non-AMSs such as India and Sri Lanka attended in this training. The training focused to update current situation on inspection activities for port control and PSM from AMSs through sharing information on implementation on PSM inspection from our partners. The training also provided study trip to observe PSM inspection at port activities for tuna carrier vessel. At the end, the participants were expected to better understand on implementation of PSM, and increasing of knowledge, skill and experience on inspection to support Port State Measures and port control implementation.
The Experts Workshop on Finalization of the Practical Guide for Gender Analysis in Small-Scale Fisheries and Aquaculture in Southeast Asia was conducted from 10 to 11 July 2019 at SEAFDEC/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD), Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were 40 participants (32 Females, 8 Males) from SEAFDEC Member Countries, renowned experts from regional partners, the SEAFDEC Gender Focal Persons (SGFP), SEAFDEC relevant staff and members of the Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) who were almost the same participants from the previous expert consultation workshop on gender last year August 2018. The experts workshop aimed to revise and finalize “the practical guide for gender analysis in small-scale fisheries and aquaculture in Southeast Asia” under categorized by thematic areas in accordance with the SSF Guidelines and developed methods and tools for gender analysis, including to provide gender-sensitive organization. Moreover, the ways forward and usage of this practical guide for application in the ASEAN Member States (AMSs) were discussed at the workshop.
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 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) 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.