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 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 second year student from master’s course of Graduated School of Global Food Resource, Hokkaido University, Ms.Keio Takano joins with the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) activities as internship student. The main objectives of her internship at SEAFDEC/TD are interview survey and data analysis on the fishery evaluation on Blue Swimming Crab Fisheries in Kep Province, Cambodia which joins with TD project. Moreover, she would like to gain experiences of SEAFDEC activities such as observation on monitoring and evaluation of co-management project at Num Oon Dam, Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand and also attend the Sixty-second Short-term Training Course for University students which organize by TD during her stay from 29 April to 21 June 2019. The Japanese internship student is an activity under Memorandum of Understanding between SEAFDEC and Hokkaido University.
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.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Workshop on Development of the Fisheries Management Work Plan for Aung Kra Dein, Bolicunsei Province, Lao PDR” from 22 to 26 April 2019 in Thailand as well as to include the study visit and observation program, such as: 1) the inland fisheries management case study of Keng Krajarn, Phetchaburi Province, and 2) inland fish aquacultures (breeding, nursery and culture) seeding restocking and inland fish processing in Ayutthaya Province. There were 9 participants (3 men and 6 women) from Aung Kra Dein joined in this workshop. The workshop expected that all participants can initially compile the available background/baseline information on fishery resources, habitats, status and livelihoods of fisherfolk communities, establish legal basis for management plan and implementation through draft management plan for the fisheries management action for their province.