The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “the Meeting on Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR) in Southeast Asia” from 13 to 14 May 2019 as side event meeting in “the Fifth Meeting of the Global Record Informal Open-Ended Technical and Advisory Workshop Group (GRWG5)” with supported by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of the Republic of Korea at the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, Seoul, the Republic of Korea. There were 22 participants from Asian Member States (excluded Brunei Darussalam and Singapore), FAO, non-AMSs attended in this side event meeting. The Meeting discussed on the progress of updated information for RFVR Database 24 meters in length and over, preparation and way forward on the development of the RFVR Database less than 24 meters in Southeast Asia, future cooperation with FAO on sharing information between RFVR and Global Record. The Meeting came up with plan activity for next year and the way to cooperation with FAO in the future.
Moreover, three (3) SEAFDEC staff also participated and shared information of implementation activities on RFVR and regional cooperation to support Port State Measures (PSM) implementation in ASEAN to “the Fifth Meeting of the Global Record Informal Open-Ended Technical and Advisory Workshop Group (GRWG5)” from 13-14 May 2019 and “The Second Meeting of the PSMA Open-Ended Technical Workshop Group on Information Exchange (TWG-IE2)” from 15-17 May 2019 which was organized by FAO in the Republic of Korea.