The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The National Training Course on Fisheries Management Tools for Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM)” from 22 to 26 August 2022 at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were 18 participants who are EAFM trainers of the Department of Fisheries, Thailand attending this training. The course objective is to provide the participants with knowledge and skills that would enable them to identify the appropriate management tools that address common EAFM issues in Thailand. In the end, the training came up with enhanced awareness of and familiarity with the EAFM management tools through increased effectiveness of participants to select the management tools that could be used for implementation of the EAFM in their works. This training belongs to the project “Small-scale Fisheries Management for Better Livelihood and Fisheries Resources”.
Regional Training Course on Marine Debris and Microplastics Sampling Collection and Analysis
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Onsite Regional Training Course on Marine Debris and Microplastics Sampling Collection and Analysis” from 18 to 25 August 2022 at Training Department, Samut Prakan, Thailand. The aim of the training is to build up the capacity of researchers on marine debris and microplastic sampling collection and analysis through strengthening the network of marine debris and microplastic researchers in the region. There were 25 participants from AMSs attending this training. The relevant subjects were imparted by resource persons from universities in Japan and Thailand which focused on the world marine debris situation, management of marine debris and microplastics, introduction to seafloor debris through survey methodology, hand-on exercise for line transaction methods by program R, demonstration of survey and record, etc. This training is an activity under the project “Sustainable Utilization of Fisheries Resources and Resources Enhancement in Southeast Asia”
On-site Training on Fish Handling Onboard Fishing Vessel in Thailand
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) under the project “Responsible Fishing Technology and Practice” organized “On-site Training on Fish Handling Onboard Fishing Vessel” on 8 July 2022 in Pattani Province, Southern part of Thailand. There were 20 participants who are fishers, vessel owners, and stakeholders attending this training. The training focused on the importance of fish handling, cold chain management, and applicable methods through preservation techniques for improving fish handling onboard. In the end, the participants are expected to understand the technical knowledge of preserving the quality of fish to be fresh and reducing the damage to the quality and price of fish caught including techniques for using and developing labor-saving equipment for fishing vessel operation to enhance convenience and safety for fishing and reduce the impact of a shortage of labor on fisheries personnel.
The Regional Training Course on Fish Population Dynamics and Fisheries Management
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Regional Training Course on Fish Population Dynamics and Fisheries Management Using R-statistical Program” from 8 to 12 August 2022 at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. The Training aims to strengthen the capacity of human resources from the AMSs on fish population dynamics and fisheries management using the R-statistical program through share the updated information on population dynamics of transboundary species in the region. There were 18 participants who are fisheries officers and/or researcher from ASEAN Member States attended in this Training Course. The Training focused on R-statistical program and package for fisheries, biostatistical analyses, estimation parameters in fish population dynamic by using R packages and so on. This training is an activity under the project “Sustainable Utilization of Fisheries Resources and Resources Enhancement in Southeast Asia”
TD Joins Thailand Fishery “Pramong Nomklao” Exhibition
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.
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