The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) organized “The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Training Course” from 26 February to 2 March 2019 in Nakhon Ratchasima Province which is located at the Eastern part of Thailand. There were 25 Thai Fisheries Officers who conduct on fishery management, human capacity development in fisheries field, and fishery extension. This training course focused on integration of EAFM concept to develop fishery management plan, management of problem issue, solves conflict and encourages the participation of fishery stakeholder. The training methodology emphasized on group discussion including participation among participants and resource persons. At the end, the participants were expected to apply knowledge and experiences from this training for their work which relevant to fishery management.
The SEAFDEC Technical Working Group (TWG) on Human Welfare for Gender and Labor for USAID Oceans Fisheries Partnership participated in “The Workshop of Raising Awareness of Gender Equity and Women Empowerment in Fisheries Management in General Santos and Sarangani Bay Area, Philippines” from 21 to 23 February 2019 in General Santos, Philippines. This Workshop was organized by USAID Oceans Fisheries Partnership project. There were eight (8) organizations from the Government of the Philippines participated in the Workshop to obtain information from gender analysis in Tuna fisheries value chain and provide them the commitment to support intervention on Raising Awareness of Gender Equity and Women Empowerment in Fisheries Management in General Santos and Sarangani Bay Area, Philippines.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) under the project of “Human Resource Development” organized “The Workshop on Key Stakeholders’ Engagement and Investigate the Current Situation which Lead to the Low Income of the Fishers of the Project” in Lao PDR from 21 to 23 February 2019. There were 24 participants who are fishery officers and key stakeholders in fisheries participated in this Workshop. The Workshop aims to enhance knowledge and skill development on problems and situation identifications which are relevant to fisheries management for the development of fisheries management plan through encouraging the key stakeholders to participate in fisheries activities.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) organized “The Meeting Workshop on Appropriate New Trawl and Purse Seine Fishing Vessel Design on 18 February 2019, aimed to present new fishing vessel design and discuss on appropriate trawl and purse seine fishing vessel design. There were 45 participants from Thailand fishery association, fishery association from Samut Sakorn, Pattani, Trat province through Shipyard/Ship building, Federal of Thai industrials and etc. attended in this Meeting. At the end, the Meeting came up with conceptual from the fleet on an appropriate new purse seine fishing vessel design based on energy efficiency and safety at sea of fishing vessel operation included improving good working/ living condition on board.
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.