The Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) of the Fisheries Refugia Project organized The Forth Regional Scientific and Technical Committee Meeting (RSTC4) on 22 July 2021 via the Zoom platform. This meeting is one of the regional activities under the SEAFDEC/UNEP/GEF Project on Establishment and Operation of a Regional System of Fisheries Refugia in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. There were more than thirty people who are key participants as National and Scientific and Technical Focal Point from six participating countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam through the regional experts from various institution as well as Technical Officer from SEAFDEC/TD attended to this Meeting. The highlighted topics for Meeting is to update on the progress of project activities at the national level and regional level, as well as, discuss on the issues and challenges related to the project implementation. The meeting also discusses on the strategic plan towards 2022.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized the Online Meeting on the Results of Human Resources Development on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (HRD-EAFM) and the EAFM implementation in the learning site on 20 July 2021 via zoom platform. This Meeting was participated by 26 participants (14 Females and 12 Males) from SEAFDEC/TD including four (4) learning site namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Thailand. The Meeting reviewed on the implementation of EAFM and results of monitoring and evaluation of HRD-EAFM through verification of EAFM implementation in four learning sites. The results found that the EAFM training and implementation in the learning site are best practices for developing a fisheries management plan to archive the sustainable enrichment of fisheries resources and improve the livelihood of fisherfolks. The Meeting also recommended to continue promoting EAFM in Southeast Asia via EAFM training through implementation of EAFM in the learning sites with engaging local fisher and fisheries relevant agencies and partners.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized the Training Course on Fish Population Dynamics and Fisheries Management by Using R-statistical Program from 19 to 23 July 2021 via zoom platform which main aim to enhance the capacity of human resources from SEAFDEC Member Countries on fish population dynamics and fisheries management using R-statistical program. There were 50 participants (29 males and 21 females) who are fisheries officers and researchers from SEAFDEC Member Countries attended in this online training. At the end, the participants were expected to improve their knowledge on fish population dynamics and fisheries management by using R-statistical program through enhance information sharing on the population dynamics of transboundary species in the region and strengthening the network of researchers on fish population dynamics and fisheries management in the Southeast Asian region.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with Department of Fisheries (DOF), Myanmar which supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized the Data Validation Workshop on Gender Dimension in the Value Chain of Small-scale Inland Fisheries Kyauktan, Yangon Region, Myanmar on 29 June 2021. The Data Validation workshop was organized to build awareness on gender concept to fishing community and report the result from data collection on roles of women and men in Small-scale Inland Fisheries at Kyauktan which was conducted from 24 to 28 May 2021 to local stakeholder. The participants of the workshop are composed of 54 people (16 women and 38 men). The comment and recommendation from the workshop will be used to complete the report on Gender Dimension in the Value Chain of Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture in Southeast Asia.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) of Philippines under supported by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organized “The Site Training for Enumerator on Gender Concept, Analysis and Development of a Data Collection Protocol” from 23 to 25 June 2021 at Infanta, Quezon, Philippines. The training was organized as face to face at Infanta, Quezon, Philippine and online attending from SEAFDEC staff. There were 17 participants (12 females and 5 males). The training aimed to introduce the gender in development concept and process of gender analysis through developed of the questionnaire form for data collecting. Moreover, the training provides an opportunity to participant to conduct the presurvey at the project site for testing the questionnaire form that was developed by participants. The output of questionnaire development will be proceeded to the next activities on data collection for the project on Gender Dimension in the Value Chain of Small-scale Marine Fisheries in Infanta, Quezon, Philippines.