The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) in collaboration with the SEAFDEC Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (MFRDMD) and SEAFDEC-Sweden Project organized the Regional Training Course on Stock Assessment (First Level) from 29 January to 5 February 2016 at Rayong Province, Thailand. Twenty trainees from countries around the Gulf of Thailand includes Myanmar who take responsible on the study of fisheries stock, i.e. anchovy, Indo-Pacific mackerel, tuna and etc. attended in the course. In this level, basic knowledge of fisheries biology was imparted to trainees to capacity building on data collection, biostatistics sampling techniques and fishery biology related with stock assessment.
Foreseeing the importance of fisheries to Thailand and its future generations, the SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) availed its opportunity on the 2016 National Children’s Day on 9 January 2016 for staging an exhibition on marine capture fisheries that focused on responsible fishing. Despite the dramatic changes in consumer’s behaviors in the past decades, the staples of fish and rice have unfailingly featured the Thai dishes.
TD in collaboration with the Fish Marketing Organization (FMO) and Navy joined to organize the 2016 Nation Children’s Day at Pathumthani Provincial Cooperative Office and at the Prachunlajomklao Navy Dockyard, Samut Prakan Province respectively—brought out on display a booth filled with posters and pamphlets on responsible fishing and sea turtle conservation. More than 7,000 children showed up at the TD booth where they asked questions and obtained informational materials of their interest.
The National Children’s Day in Thailand is traditionally organized on the second Saturday of the year. It largely receives a widespread attention by the public, especially most 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.