The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) implements the project on the Small-scale Fisheries Management for Better Livelihood and Fisheries Resources in the pilot learning site of Ranong Province, Thailand. To support this implementation, the strengthening of understanding on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) was conducted via the training course on the Essential Ecosystem Approach to strengthen the capacity of the fisheries officers and key stakeholders for a better understanding of the EAFM concept from 14-18 September 2020. There were sixteen (16) participants (7 males and 9 females) from the Ranong Provincial Fisheries office, Ranong Marine Fisheries Research and Development Station, and community members of Ban Hat Sai Khao village attended in this training course. The training came up with the draft of the EAFM plan which will be further developed for project implementation in the next step.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, (DOF) Malaysia organized the “Online Training on the Use of Electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation System (eACDS) Application” from 10 to 11 September 2020 via Google Meet platform. The introduction of eACDS version 2 in the part of the Catch Declaration (CD), Movement Document (MD), Statement of Catch (SC), and Catch Certification (CC) was imparted to participants through demonstration of the use of eACDS application version 2. This training was focused on the part of the Catch Declaration (CD) and Movement Document (MD) for eight (8) relevant fisheries officers. The participants also practiced how to use 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.
New features of eACDS application version 2 is as follows; 1) Request port-out/port-in by vessel owner/Fishing master via an online webpage, 2) Bilingual both eACDS web-based and eACDS mobile application (English-Viet Nam), 3) eACDS-catch report application can get the date, start, and end position, 4) eACDS-catch report application for transshipment at sea, 5) Dashboard to summary report for the manager, 6) Status of a vessel (online and offline) on mapping, 7) Information and timeline of fishing vessel activities, 8) Vessel tracking system on eACDS that is under testing process, and 9) New application on mobile for purchasing that is eACDS-Market Application.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, Brunei Darussalam organized the “Online Training on the Use of Electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation System (eACDS) Application” from 2 to 3 September 2020 via Google Meet platform. This training was focused on the part of the Catch Declaration (CD) and Movement Document (MD) for 10 relevant fisheries officers. The introduction on eACDS application version 2 was imparted to participants through a demonstration on the use of this application in the part of the CD and MD 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 the traceability of fish and fishery products from fishing to plate. It will be used by relevant authorities, fisherman, and buyers. The eACDS application was implemented based on webpage and mobile app.
A staff of SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) from combating IUU fishing team was invited to participate and present on the topic of “Countermeasures to Combating IUU Fishing in ASEAN” in “The 7th event in the Zoom-enabled Maritime Discussion Series being delivered in partnership with The Pacific Forum” which organized by Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) on 4 September 2020 via Zoom platform. The introduction and promotion of SEAFDEC organization were presented through SEAFDEC activities to combat IUU fishing in ASEAN particularly regional cooperation to support Port State Measures (PSM), status, and need to support implementation in PSM in the region.
The Online Regional Training Course on Sampling Gear Design for Onboard Fisheries Resource Survey was organized by the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) from 31 August to 4 September 2020 at SEAFDEC/TD office via Google Meet platform. This Online Training is a part of SEAFDEC’s initiatives to support the Member Countries for developing the capacities of national human resources to conduct a fisheries resource survey. There were nineteen (19) participants (7 females and 12 males) who attended this activity. The Online Training focused on the introduction and problem of fisheries resource survey, sampling gear selection, fishing gear design, sampling process and data recording, CPUE standardization, and fisheries resource survey design. The Online Training was designed to achieve improved knowledge and gained experience of researchers and fisheries officers of the Member Countries to design sampling gear and plan sampling sites through fisheries resource survey researcher network in the Southeast Asian region.