The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized the “Regional Consultation Teleworkshop on the Utilization of Fisheries Geographic Information System (FGIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) to Improve Fisheries Management in Southeast Asia” on 20 August 2020 by Google Meet platform at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were 33 participants (24 males and 9 females) from SEAFDEC Member Countries and SEAFDEC Department’s attended in this Teleworkshop. In the end, the Teleworkshop came up with the updated status of the studies and research on the utilization of FGIS and RS in fisheries and environmental science in the Member Countries, Human Development Program on the utilization of FGIS and RS during the years 2021-2023 through group network of FGIS and RS researchers in the region.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with Sub Directorate of Fisheries (Sub D-fish) of Binh Thuan Province, Viet Nam organized the “Online Training on the Use of Electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation System (eACDS) Application” from 13 to 14 August 2020 via Skype platform. This training was focused on the part of the Catch Declaration (CD) for thirteen (13) relevant officers in Binh Thuan Province. The introduction on eACDS was imparted to participants through a demonstration on the use of this application in the part of the CD. The process of catch report at sea and transshipment at sea were also introduced and demonstrated step by step. Moreover, the participants practiced the use of this application for their understanding. The training expected that the participants will be a trainer to impart this application for fishermen and stakeholders to use eACDS application.
The eACDS application is a fisheries management tool for enhancing intra-regional and international trades for traceability of fish and fishery products from fishing to the plate. The eACDS consists of three (3) main processes, so there are three main documents in the eACDS. These are Catch Declaration (CD); Movement Document (MD); and Catch Certification (CC).
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) served thirty-six fisheries officers from the Marine Fisheries Research and Development Division, Department of Fisheries, Thailand on capacity building of knowledge and practices on model construction and structure of commercial fishing gear by organizing the workshop from 3 to 7 August 2020 at SEAFDEC/TD office, Samut Prakan, Thailand. The lectures on construction, structure and material of trawler, purse seine, and anchovy cast net were imparted to participants. The practical on model construction and repairing of mentioned fishing gears were conducted. After completion of the workshop, the participants were expected to understand and apply the knowledge from the workshop to their work.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “Online Regional Training of Trainers (TOT) on Fish Handling Techniques Onboard Fishing Vessels from 3 to 7 August 2020 by Google Classroom and Google Meet platform at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were 23 participants who work on fish handling and capable to be a trainer from ASEAN Member States (AMSs) attended in this Online Training. The current situation and problems relevant to fish handling in the respective area were presented and shared by participants. The topics on good practice and hygiene control for fish handling, preservation techniques, and method for onboard fish handling through cold chain management were imparted to the participants.
Moreover, the online demonstration on good practice for fish handling techniques onboard and landing sites, including fish storage and ways to improve fresh quality at the landing site was presented. In the end, the participants are expected to understand and increase their practical skills on the reduction of post-harvest losses, improvement of hygiene and good practice of fish handling onboard to the fishing fleet through transfer and disseminate knowledge and experience from this training as a trainer in their respective country.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) organized the “Online workshop on EAFM management tools” from 20 to 24 July 2020. There were sixteen cores SEAFDEC/TD staff (7 males and 9 females) who are EAFM trainers participated in this online workshop. The online workshop consisted of five (5) sessions as follows; 1) management tools to address core ecological issues, 2) management tools to address core governance issues, 3) management tools to address core human issues, 4) working with scenarios and bringing it all together, and 5) updated SEAFDEC Essential Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (E-EAFM). In the end, it came up with a finalized version of the management tool booklet through increased effectiveness of core SEAFDEC/TD staff to technically support ASEAN Member States in (AMSs) EAFM implementation and management activities.