The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) organized the Training Course on Introduction of Simple Stock Assessment Methods in Inland Fisheries from 19 to 20 September 2018 at Training Department, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were forty-eight (48) participants from SEAFDEC Member Countries as well as SEAFDEC Training Department and Secretariat participated in this training course. The training course emphasized to strengthen capacity of SEAFDEC researchers on some simple stock assessment methods, which might be feasible under data-limited situation in Inland Fisheries, in order to conduct the project activity related to assess the fishery resources. After the training course, the participants could conduct the project activity concerning on stock assessment, increasing the number of stock assessment study and recommendation for further activities on supporting stock assessment study in their respective country.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) organized the Training-Workshop on the Development of Fisheries Management Plan for PrekThnot Commune, TeokChhou district, Kampot province, Cambodia from 4 to 7 September 2018 in Rayong province, Thailand. There were nine (9) Fisheries Officers and three (3) fishermen from Cambodia participated in this Training. This training-workshop emphasized to strengthen the understanding on the working process to develop the management plan and capacity building on the existing ways/methods to increase the income of fisheries communities. In the lectures and practices, the participants learnt about definition and scope of the Fisheries Management Area (FMA), identify and prioritize issues, develop the goals, vision, objectives, indicators and benchmarks, management action, and implementation of the work plan as well as communication strategy, monitoring and evaluation. Moreover, the participants visited the local fish processing and fish source factories in Rayong province,Thailand.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in cooperation with SEAFDEC-Sweden Project organized the Inter-Departmental Meeting on the Development of SEAFDEC Gender Strategy from 3 to 4 September 2018 at SEAFDEC Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand. There were 24 participants from SEAFDEC Secretariat and Technical Departments. The objectives of the meeting are to discuss and provide feedback on the draft of SEAFDEC Gender Strategy, developed action plans on gender to be integrated in all projects and programs of SEAFDEC and develop Term of Reference (ToR) for SEAFDEC Gender Focal Person (SGFP). After the discussion, the meeting came up with the first draft of SEAFDEC Gender Strategy, possible actions to implement the Gender Strategy and ToR for SEAFDEC Gender Focal Person.
There were five students and lecturers from Yaizu Fisheries High School, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan visited the SEAFDEC Training Department on 23 August 2018.The aimed of visiting TD are the students development of professional and global talent for the industrial and academic fields in capture fisheries, aquaculture, food processing and marketing. TD and other department roles and activities were presented as promotion of organization activities in the region. The students had a chance visiting TD facilities such as fishing workshop, engine workshop and M.V.SEAFDEC. Moreover, they also visited the eco-friendly shrimp farm and local fish market near Training Department.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) under cooperation with Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam has been surveying fishery resources and oceanography in the Gulf of Thailand that cover Thailand waters, Cambodia waters and Viet Nam waters by M.V. SEAFDEC 2 from 17 August to 7 November 2018. This trip included the fisheries resources survey by bottom trawl, hydro-acoustic survey by using multi acoustic frequency (38, 120 and 200 KHz.) and Simrad EK-60, while oceanographic survey by using Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD), Current Indicator, Thermo Salino Graph (TSG) System, Temperature and Depth Recorder (TDR) and Weather Information, and plankton and larvae survey.