The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in cooperation with the Department of Fisheries (DOF), Thailand organized the “One day seminar in sharing knowledge and lessons learnt on paddy-cum-fish culture” on 15 February 2019 at the SEAFDEC Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand. There were 30 participants including researchers from DOF, farmers from Amnat Charoen, Phra Nakon Si Ayutthaya and Yasothon provinces including SEAFDEC Secretariat and TD staff participated in this seminar. This seminar aimed to compile knowledge experience and lessons learnt on the paddy-cum-fish culture and compile useful idea, points of view and way forwards to improve/develop the appropriate and effective pattern and methods in evolution of paddy-cum-fish culture in Thailand. For the next step, SEAFDEC and DOF will cooperate and set-up the framework and plan of activities to conduct the paddy-cum-fish culture program in Thailand.
There were twelve delegates from the Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF) paid an official visit to SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) on 25 January 2019. In this occasion, the roles played by SEAFDEC and TD on the regional fisheries development and significant achievements were presented to our delegates. Subsequently, a tour to observe TD facilities such as fishing and engineering workshop, engine and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) simulator, and M.V.SEAFDEC 2 was conducted.
The Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF) is a public college in the Philippines. It is mandated to provide higher technological, professional and vocational instruction and training in fisheries, science, as well as short-term technical or vocational courses in fisheries. Moreover, it is also mandated to promote research, advance studies, extension work, and leadership in its areas of specialization. Its main campus is located in Barangay Tiwi, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. Finally, there are other campuses in Barotac Nuevo, Dingle, Dumangas and San Enrique.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) gave warm welcomed to Mrs. Eve Raymond, an International Development Manager of French Sea Innovation Clusters and her team on 15 January 2019. In this regard, TD introduced SEAFDEC’s role and mission in the region. Moreover, sharing experience on maritime safety and security, marine saving energy, and marine biological resources were conducted to find collaboration in the future.
French Sea Innovation Clusters: serving the maritime sector is the main mission in developing a competitive maritime economy by stimulating and encouraging innovation through collaboration around six (6) major themes, as follows: Maritime safety and security, Shipbuilding and leisure boatbuilding, Marine energy and mining resources, Marine biological resources, Coastal environmental planning and management, and Ports, infrastructures and maritime transports.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) joined Thailand at its 2019 celebration of the National Children’s Day on 12 January at the Prachunlajomklao Navy Dockyard at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. TD put on displayed information and game under the theme of fishery resources conservation. Several groups of children, guided by their chaperons were attracted to the TD activities.
The National Children’s Day in Thailand is traditionally organized on the second Saturday of the year. It largely receives a widespread attention to the public, mostly government organizations, especially the Prime Minister, and military that staged their impressive shows for the benefits of children as a contribution to the future of the nation.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) organized “The Regional Technical Meeting on the Evaluation of the Collaborative Research Survey on Marine Fisheries Resources and Marine Environment in the Gulf of Thailand” from 8 to 9 of January 2019, at TD office, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were 50 participants who are core researchers and researchers of the Collaborative Project or representatives from the concerned government authorities and the academic institutions from Thailand, Cambodia, and Viet Nam attended in this Meeting. The Meeting aims to report and summarize the findings as a result of the survey on the Collaborative Research Survey on Marine Fisheries Resources and Marine Environment in the Gulf of Thailand, which successfully carried out by M.V.SEAFDEC 2 during 17 August to 18 October 2018.
Furthermore, this meeting would provide a platform for setting-up a timeframe and to follow-up actions for samples and data analysis and further preparation for the publication and presentation in the future and to discuss on other matters regarding the information and data sharing schemes and the HRD program to support the Member Countries