The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) organized the “Workshop on key stakeholders’ engagement, problem identification and fisheries management plan development” from 15 to 17 May 2019 in Krabi Province, Thailand. The Workshop aims to build up human capacity on Application of Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) through the activities implementation of fisheries management plan by encouraging the key stakeholders to participate in fisheries activities. There were 30 participants who are fishery officers and key stakeholders of fisheries in Krabi Province participated in this Workshop. The Workshop expected that the participants can make fisheries management plan for their area and/or province.
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.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) welcomed twenty-six students from the Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University who learned in the subject of Coastal Navigation including a lecturer for study visit at TD on 10 May 2019. The aimed of visiting was to increase knowledge and experience through practiced on coastal navigation outside the study room. Introduction of SEAFDEC and Departments was presented as promotion of organization activities in the region. The students also had a chance visiting TD facilities such as fishing workshop, marine engineering workshop, library, M.V.SEAFDEC and M.V.SEAFDEC 2. Moreover, skip boat control was practiced for all students in Chao Phraya River under took care and assisted by SEAFDEC staff.
The Practical Workshop on Tuna Stock Risk Assessment for Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna and Skipjack Tuna Resources in Sulu and Sulawesi Seas (SSSs) was organized from 13 to 18 May 2019 by the SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) at TD office, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were 12 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, SEAFDEC/TD, and SEAFDEC/MFRDMD attended in this Workshop. The Workshop invited a Japanese resource person, Dr. Tsutomu Nishida who is experienced and expert on Tuna Stock Assessment. At the end, all participants were expected to understand steps of tuna stock assessments from CPUE Standardization, stock assessments (ASPIC), Kobe Plot (stock status trajectory plot), and risk assessment. This Workshop intended to build up capacity of researchers around Sulu and Sulawesi Seas countries under the project of “Offshore Fisheries Resources Exploration in Southeast Asia.
The Training course on Age Determination by Using Vertebra for Sharks and Rays was organized by the SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) from 29 April to 1 May 2019 at TD office, Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. The training aims to enhance human resource development on age determination for formulating growth rates of sharks and rays to stock assessment researchers of SEAFDEC Member Countries (MCs) through attaining the more reliable Yield per Recruit (YPR) model and strengthen a network of stock assessment scientist in the region. Totally, there were 35 participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam attended in this training. At the end of training course, the participants were expected to understand on age determination by annual ring technique through increasing the number of growth rate information of sharks and rays by species in their countries.