The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) has been organized the “Training Course on Essential Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management” from 5 to 10 September 2016 in Siem Reap, Cambodia for 20 fisheries officers who work in fisheries management and be involved in the development of fisheries management plans and can be persons who are involved in the human capacity building of fisheries management program. This training course provides trainees with the skills that will help them to development a management plan to better manage fisheries such as manage fisheries more holistically, reduce use group conflicts, help unlock financial resources, work cooperatively with other stakeholders, and better resolve fisheries issues and challenges.
On 5 September 2016, twenty eight members from Korea Regional Development Foundation visited the SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in order to discuss on benchmark the overall R&D systems in fishing industry through observe and visit TD facilities such as fishing workshop, fishing engineering workshop and M.V.SEAFDEC. The Korea Regional Development Foundation is an organization which fosters and supports each region to develop its future autonomously through pursue an integrated development of economy, society, culture and environment in each region to maximize the value of diversification in agriculture and farming area.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) has been supporting the Fishery Administration of Cambodia (FiA) to develop the database of fishing vessels licensing as requirement for a tool to reduce IUU fishing. The observation on fishing port, fishing vessels and landing site was conducted at pilot site in Koh Kong Province from 29 August to 2 September 2016. Moreover, introduction and work plan to implementation of the database which developed by TD in collaboration with FiA were presented and discussed to sixteen fishery officers in pilot site.
The Regional Training Course on Fish Handling Techniques Applicable to Various Fishing Operations in Southeast Asia organized in the SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) from 22 to 26 August 2016. Eighteen participants from SEAFDEC Member Countries attended in this course. The training course is designed to build human resource capacity on basic post-harvest and fish handling techniques applicable to various fishing operations in the region through provided a comprehensive knowledge and best practical on the fish preservation such as hygienic practice under safety working condition, the utilize of cooling application, fish hold and equipment required for achieving and maintaining good practices, maximizing the quality and benefit returns on the catches which they can apply and promote to reduction of the post-harvest losses in their country after achieved from this course.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) gave warm welcome to three teachers and six students from the Yaizu Fisheries High School of Japan on 18 August 2016. The high school group visited TD facilities such as fishing and engineering workshop through observed on M.V. SEAFDEC and M.V.SEAFDEC 2. Moreover, they visited and observed natural shrimp farm and mangrove area in Phasamutchedi District and fish market in Paknum, Samut Prakan.