The special activity “SEAFDEC Mini-marathon: Fisherman Run-Save the SEA” was organized on 8 December 2019 by the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) at TD office, Samut Prakan, Thailand. The main objective will donate incomes from this activity to schools around TD as a scholarship and buying medical equipment for Prasamutchedi Sawathayanon hospital. According to this objective, SEAFDEC/TD gave scholarships to six (6) schools around SEAFDEC/TD, namely: 1) Pomprachunlajomklao School, 2) Wat Trimitwararam School, 3) Wat Khae School, 4) Wat Laem Fa Pha School, 5) Wat Sri Kongkaram School, and 6) Ban Khun Samut Thai School on 10 January 2020. Moreover, three (3) items of medical equipment were donated to Prasamutchedi Sawathayanon hospital on 13 January 2020. The total donation is Baht 318,700 (scholarship is Baht 120,000 and medical equipment is Baht 198,770).
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) joined Thailand at its 2020 celebration of the National Children’s Day on 11 January at the Prachunlajomklao Navy Dockyard at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. TD put on displayed information and game under the theme of fishery 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 widespread attention to the public, mostly 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.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) convened the End project meeting of the Lao PDR project site on 24 to 25 December 2019 at Vientiane, Lao PDR. The meeting aimed to review and summarize the three (3) years implementation of the project on Facilitating Fisheries Activity Information Gathering through the Introduction of Community-based Resources Management/Co-management, the project site in Khammouane Province and Nam Xouang Reservoir. The total number of participants are 28 persons with balanced numbers of 14 women and 14 men, composed of the Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF) Head Quarter officers, Local Government officers (Provincial and District officers) from Khammouane Province and Nam Xouang Reservoir, and Fisheries Management Committee (FMC) Members from the two (2) Project sites including SEAFDEC Secretariat (SEAFDEC/SEC), SEAFDEC/TD, and Inland Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (SEAFDEC/IFRDMD). The meeting proceeded with active discussion to share a lesson learned and obtained information to further develop and strengthen the continuous activities in both areas. Moreover, the expected result and recommendation from the workshop can guide the inland fisheries management in other areas of Lao PDR.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) welcomed to 10 visitors from Siam Maritime School on 9 January 2020. In this regard, SEAFDEC/TD introduced SEAFDEC’s role and mission in the region. All visitors observed M.V. SEAFDEC and also discussed her duty and role in the region as the main objective of the visit.
Siam Maritime School (SMS) was established on 1 August 2017 by Marine Thai Group and administrators affiliated company of A & Marine (Thai) Co., Ltd., founded on 1982, which supply and service various kinds of navigation and communication equipment, including marine safety equipment for more than 35 years, widely known to all sectors, both in the government and leading private sectors.
The workshop on coordination between Malaysian agencies for implementation of electronic ASEAN Catch Document Scheme (eACDS) was organized by SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in cooperation with the Department of Fisheries (DOF), Malaysia from 17-18 December 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There were twenty participants from DOF Headquarter (HQ), Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) HQ, Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services (MAQIS) HQ, DOF and LKIM from pilot site in Kelantan and Kuantan, SEAFDEC/TD and SEAFDEC/MFRDMD attended in this workshop. The Workshop aimed to introduce eACDS application to relevant agencies. All participants had a chance to practice on demo of eACDS application in the part of the port in port out through request and issuance of Catch Declaration (CD). Moreover, the importance of Key Data Elements (KDEs) for eACDS database through eACDS implementation plan for 2020 was conducted.