The SEAFDEC Training Course (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Regional Training Course on Port State Measures Inspection in Focus of Shipping Container for Fish and Fisheries Product” in collaboration with partners, namely the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and USAID from 13 to 15 September 2022, at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were 14 participants from the ASEAN Member States who have been engaged in the implementation of port control and inspection of fish and fisheries product importation via sea in container vessels, land, and air transportation attending this training. The Training aims to build up the understanding and capacity of the participants on inspection of fish and fisheries product importation via sea in container vessels, land and air transportation, and enhance the knowledge, skills, and experience of the participants on inspection of fish and fisheries product importation. The training focused on lectures and practice on how to inspect containers. In the end, the participants are expected to Increase their knowledge, skills, and experience in inspection of fish and fisheries product importation via sea in container vessels, land, and air transportation.
On 13 September 2022, the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) welcomed Dr. Ichiro Nakayama, President of Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA), and his colleague (3 persons). The introduction of SEAFDEC’s Department through roles and implementation activities in the region was presented. Moreover, the visitor’s team observed SEAFDEC/TD facilities such as the fishing workshop, marine engineering workshop, and M.V. SEAFDEC.
The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA), a national research and development agency, has been conducting activities in order to contribute to the stable supply of fishery products and the sound development of the fisheries industry. These are based on the basic principle of promoting research and development and human resource development in the fisheries field and returning the results to society by maximizing their achievements.
The SEAFDEC Training Course (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Regional Training Course on Fisheries Management Tools for Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM)” from 12 to 17 September 2022, at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were eight participants who are EAFM trainers from the ASEAN Member States attending this training. The training aims to provide the participants with knowledge and skills through identifying the appropriate management tools that address common EAFM issues in their countries. In the end, the participants were expected to enhance their awareness of familiarity with the EAFM management tools and increase their effectiveness to select the management tools for implementation of the EAFM in their works.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in collaboration Inland Fisheries Resources Development and Management Department (IFRDMD) organized “The Training on Gender Mainstreaming in Fisheries Sector” from 6 to 8 September 2022, at IFRDMD office, Palembang, Indonesia. The training aims to ensure a better understanding and awareness of gender aspects and to know how to promote mainstream gender in developing fisheries management policies/programs. There were 21 fisheries officers in Palembang and the staff of IFRDMD participated in the training. The training program provided the participants with a gender concept for awareness building and the process to integrate gender mainstreaming into fisheries to guide the participants into integrating gender into their workplace. The training was conducted through active participation from participants and the strengthening of knowledge and sharing the experiences on gender in Fisheries.
The 7th Marine Science Conference under the theme “Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Seas” was organized from 5 to 7 September 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand by Marine Science Association of Thailand. The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) joined the event by organizing the exhibition on SEAFDEC implementation activities with relevant to marine fisheries resources and marine environment survey using SEAFDEC research vessels through promoted and distributed SEAFDEC documents and material in the exhibition. Moreover, 32 research topics of the collaborative research survey on marine fisheries resources and marine environment in the Gulf of Thailand in 2018 by M.V. SEAFDEC 2 were presented in the conference.