Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD)

Training and Study on Gender Integration in Fisheries Management in Thailand

The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with the Rayong Marine Fisheries Research and Development Center (EMDEC), the Department of Fisheries (DOF), Thailand conducted “The Training on Gender Analysis and Questionnaire Development” from 12 to 13 October 2021, aims to build up capacity and understand on gender integration in fisheries and questionnaire’s design for gender integration for 10 EMDEC officers (6 females and 4 males).  

Moreover, a study on gender integration in fisheries management at Kaoyod Fisher’s group, Rayong Province, Thailand was conducted from 14 to 22 October 2021. The study aims to understand the roles of women and men in fisheries, fisher’s group, and identify the key success of the fisheries management project implementation. The data collection, data analysis, and data validation were conducted. There were 43 respondents (26 females and 17 males) who provided information about fishing and Kaoyod small-scale fisher’s group activities. The results of the study data were reported to 77 participants (45 females and 32 males) composed of local community, DOF officers, and SEAFDEC/TD staff. The study found that the roles of women and men in fisher’s group are clear and equal on the domestic role, while capture fisheries roles are conducted by men, roles in fish selling are women. They assist each other in a group activity as their expertise. The key success of the group management is high-level participation and being a strong leader of the group. 

Online Training Fisheries Management and the Use of FishPath Tool

The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) organized “The Online Training on Implementing Adaptive Fisheries Management and the Use of FishPath Decision Support Tool” from 5 to 8 October 2021 via Google Meet platform. The training aimed to build capacity on implementing adaptive fisheries management and the use of FishPath decision support tool. There were 25 participants (13 females and 12 males) who are the officers related to fishery management and/or Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) from ASEAN Member States (AMSs) namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand including observers from SEAFDEC/TD. At the end, the participants were expected better understand on implementing adaptive fisheries management and the use of FishPath decision support tool.

Consultation on Fishing Technology, Innovation and Improvement

The Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on “An Assessment of the Sustainability of Currently Used Fishing Technologies and Operations in Thailand and Options for Innovation and Improvements” was organized on 4 October 2021 in Rayong Province, Thailand by the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in cooperation with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The aim is to gather the views of the relevant fisheries stakeholders on fisheries innovations and fishing technology. There were 54 relevant stakeholders (28 males and 16 females) participated in this Meeting. The report on assessment of the sustainability of currently used fishing technologies and operations in Thailand and options for innovation and improvements is the result of this Meeting.

This Meeting is an activity under the FAO Multi-Disciplinary Fund (MDF) project “Financing innovation for sustainable fisheries with the private sector” which outcome to support investment and finance decision-making process to support fisheries innovation towards sustainability.

Online Regional Workshop on Gender Integration in Small Scale Fisheries

The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with the Sustainable Fish Asia (SUFIA) Local Capacity Development Activity/USAID conducted an Online Regional Workshop on Gender Integration in Small Scale Fisheries in Southeast Asia from 28 to 30 September 2021. The training aimed to impart and exchange knowledge, skills, and experiences on gender integration in fisheries projects to ensure project implementers apply gender inclusive approaches in promoting human well-being in fisheries communities. The training was attended by 55 representatives, 35 female and 20 males, from the ASEAN Member States (AMSs) namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand, and personnel from SEAFDEC Secretariat, SEAFDEC/AQD, SEAFDEC/IFRDMD, SEAFDEC MFRDMD, and SEAFDEC/TD.

The training sessions covered principles and approaches on integrating gender and social inclusion in the whole project cycle to ensure gender is mainstreamed and achieve gender equity and equality in fisheries development and project management. As an exercise to apply what they learned from the sessions, participants developed sample country action plans to address existing gender issues faced in their areas, which included implementation and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plans. Participants were encouraged to integrate these action plans into their existing tasks within their organizations and extend their learnings from the workshop among their peers. As a next step, participants recommended further promotion of gender integration in small scale fisheries in Southeast Asia, acknowledging that gender awareness and capacity building are needed at all levels to improve gender sensitivity and responsiveness so initiatives in small scale fisheries will be more gender and socially inclusive.

Teleworkshop on Development and Improvement of RFVR

The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized the “Teleworkshop on Development and Improvement of Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR) for Combating IUU fishing in the Southeast Asia” from 28 to 30 September 2021 via zoom platform. The aims to 1) reviewing, exchanging and updating the information on vessel registration and fishing license through the implementation activities to combat IUU fishing among AMSs, and 2) improving the RFVR database management and operations through the introduction and demonstration of the use of template/format of CSV/Excel file to upload the KDEs to the RFVR database. There were twenty (20) participants who are SEAFDEC’s national RFVR focal points and fisheries officer of AMSs attended in this Teleworkshop. In the end, the Teleworkshop came up with updated information of vessels registration and fishing license through the implementation of activities to combat IUU fishing among AMSs, and understanding of the introduced template/format for uploading the KDEs of RFVR database in order to get such real-time information by AMSs.  Updated information of vessels registration and fishing license through the


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