Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD)

Training Course on the Principles and Methods of Quantitative Echosounder EK80

The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized a “Training Course on the Principles and Methods of Quantitative Echosounder EK80 to Conduct Fisheries Acoustic Survey” from 21 to 24 March 2023 at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were nine researchers from SEAFDEC/TD attending this training. Two resource persons were invited 1) Mr. Freddy Supriyadi from Inland Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (SEAFDEC/IFRDMD) and MMAF, Indonesia, and 2) Mr. Mohammad Fadli Yahya from Research Institute for Marine Fisheries, MMAF, Indonesia. The training aims 1) to build the capacity of researchers in using research equipment, Quantitative Echosounder EK80, to conduct fisheries acoustic Survey, and 2) to calibrate M.V. SEAFDEC 2’s Quantitative Echosounder EK80. In the end, the participants understood using EK80 and useful to carry out the survey for SEAFDEC Member countries in advance. This training is an activity under the project “Sustainable Utilization of Fisheries Resources and Resources Enhancement in Southeast Asia".

Due to its high precision and reliability, the Quantitative Echosounder (EK80) system is one of the most widely used systems in the fishery resources survey. The EK80 can provide accurate and detailed information about the distribution and size of fish populations. The EK80 is an important tool in the management of fishery resources.

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SEAFDEC participates and presents in MCS Sub-regional Group Workshop

Nine staff from the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) online participated in “The Regional Plan of Action to Promote Responsible Fishing Practice including Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fisheries (RPOA-IUU) Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance (MCS) Sub-regional Group Workshop” from 16 to 17 March 2023 which organized by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry, Australian Government in collaboration with the RPOA-IUU Secretariat. The workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of sub-regional MCS groups and therefore the RPOA-IUU structure. In this occasion, a representative from SEAFDEC/TD, Mr. Kongpathai Saraphaivanich presented “The SEAFDEC regional program and implementation activities on MCS for combating IUU fishing in Southeast Asia”. The presentation was focused on the Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region Toward 2030 (RES&POA-2030) and key aspects of programs and activities by SEAFDEC on MCS for combating IUU fishing in Southeast Asia as follows 1) strengthening coordination and cooperation among AMSs and other agencies in combating IUU fishing, 2) Increasing capacity and awareness to combat IUU fishing, and 3) supporting implementation of effective MCS measures.

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STUDENTS FROM KASETSART UNIVERSITY VISIT TD

The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) welcomed seventeen students (13 females and 4 males) from the Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University, who learned in the subject of Coastal Navigation including a lecturer for a study visit at TD on 10 March 2023. The aim of visiting was to increase knowledge and experience through practice on coastal navigation outside the study room. The introduction of SEAFDEC and Departments was presented as a promotion of regional organization activities. The students also had a chance to visit TD facilities such as fishing workshop, marine engineering workshop, M.V.SEAFDEC, and M.V.SEAFDEC 2. Moreover, skipping boat control was practiced for all students in Chao Phraya River undertook care and assistance by SEAFDEC staff.

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Training on Gender Mainstreaming in Fisheries Sector in Cambodia

The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with Fisheries Administration (FiA), Cambodia organized “The Training on Gender Mainstreaming in Fisheries Sector” from 14 to 16 March 2023, at FiA office, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The training aims to ensure a better understanding and awareness of gender aspects and to know how to mainstream gender in developing fisheries management projects and programs. There were 24 participants (5 males and 19 females) attending. In the end, the participants understood gender including relevant concepts, introduction tools for gender mainstreaming, and practice in planning for gender mainstreaming in fisheries.

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Training Course on Illustrator for Inland Fishing Gear

The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Training Course on Illustrator for Inland Fishing Gear” from 27 February to 3 March 2023 at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. Fourteen participants (6 females and 8 males) are fishery officers from the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Division, the Department of Fisheries, Thailand attended this training course. The training aims to impart a principle of digital illustration for the structure of inland fishing gear. In the end, the participants were expected to understand the principle of digital illustration for inland fishing gear by applying this knowledge to produce digital media on inland fishing gear and other
relevant. This training course was organized and served the Department of Fisheries, Thailand by the departmental program under the project “Promotion on Strengthening of SEAFDEC Visibility and Enhancing Human Capacity Building".

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Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department
P.O.Box 97, Phasamutchedi Samut Prakan 10290, Thailand
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