The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in collaboration with REBYC-II CTI Project has been organizing “Essential Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Training Course” from 30 January - 2 February 2017 at Trat Province. Twenty five trainees who are Trat provincial fisheries committee and stakeholder participated. The training course provides the concept and principle of EAFM through practices to reduce user group conflicts, work cooperatives with stakeholder, and better resolve fisheries issues and challenges. The training will come up with draft of EAFM plans developed for Trat fisheries including trawl to support fisheries management plan of Department of Fisheries in the pilot site of REBYC-II CTI project in Trat province.
SEAFDEC initiatives to integrate gender in to organization and projects therefore the SEAFDEC sees the needs to specially enhance capacity of its gender focal point and key staff. According to this, the SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) organized “An Intensive Training and Practical on Gender Analysis from 24 to 26 January 2017 at Petchaburi, Province, Thailand. Nine TD staff who is gender focal point participated in this course. The training focused on important gender tools for Gender Analysis (GA) through gender indicator, sex-disaggregated data (SDD), gender budgeting, gender in M&E and reporting. The intensive training was enhanced TD’s staff’s skills in application of important gender analysis tools which is important for applying to relevant project in the future.
Mr. Abdul Halidi Bin Mohd. Salleh, Director of Fisheries Department and SEAFDEC Council Director for Brunei Darussalam and his team paid an visit to SEAFDEC Training Department on 17 January 2017. At the welcoming reception, SEAFDEC Secretary-General and Chief of TD, Dr. Kom Silapajarn led all SEAFDEC staff to welcome our guests. The role played by SEAFDEC and TD on the regional fisheries development and significant achievements were presented to the honorable guest including development of fisheries industry was discussed and exchanged information. Subsequently, a tour to observe TD facilities such as fishing and engineering workshop, M.V.SEAFDEC 2 was conducted.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in collaboration with FAO/GEF has been organized “the Practical Training on Energy Audits for Fishing Vessels” from 23 to 27 January 2017 at TD office, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There are 14 representative participants from SEAFDEC Member Countries as follows; Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam attended in this training course. The training is comprised three modules as literature review, practical demonstration, and shipboard training at sea for real time fuel consumption measured. The participants will obtain an applicable technical knowledge on energy audits and ways to improve fuel efficiency used. The practical training on board will trained for participants to measure the fuel consumptions of trawl fishing vessel in terms of fuel consumption rate and parameter for energy audits process.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) joined Thailand at its 2016 celebration of the National Children’s Day on 14 January at the Prachunlajomklao Navy Dockyard at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. TD put on display information and game under the theme of fisheries resources conservation. Several groups of children, guided by their chaperons, were attracted to the TD activities.
The National Children’s Day in Thailand is traditionally organized on the second Saturday of the year. It largely receives a widespread attention by the public, especially most government organizations, especially the Prime Minister, and military that staged their impressive shows for the benefits of children as a contribution to the future of the nation.