The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) had organized “The Sixty-second Short-term Training Course of University Students on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM)” from 4 to 14 June 2019 at Training Department, aims to build up and give awareness on responsible fishing for sustainable fisheries to young generation. Twenty-six (26) students (9 males and 17 females) from five (5) universities in Thailand and a university in Japan such as Kasetsart University, Burapha University (Bangsan Campus and Chantaburi Campus), Prince of Songkla University, Chulalongkorn University, and Hokkaido University participated in this training course. The course specifically designed for students to gain knowledge, practice and experience on the concept and principle of EAFM, fishery management in Thailand and Japan, basic of fishery oceanographic survey, fishing gear, etc. outside the Universities. Moreover, they also practice on rope and knotting, simple fishing gear construction through oceanographic survey and responsible fishing operation at sea, fishery community survey in Phetchaburi Province. All of these activities made them to be empowering and developing including establishment of network in the future.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Training Course” from 27 to 31 May 2019 in Chiangmai Province, which is located at the northern part of Thailand. There were twenty 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 Training Department (TD) organized the “Workshop on key stakeholders’ engagement, problem identification and fisheries management plan development” from 15 to 17 May 2019 in Krabi Province, Thailand. The Workshop aims to build up human capacity on Application of Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) through the activities implementation of fisheries management plan by encouraging the key stakeholders to participate in fisheries activities. There were 30 participants who are fishery officers and key stakeholders of fisheries in Krabi Province participated in this Workshop. The Workshop expected that the participants can make fisheries management plan for their area and/or province.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “the Meeting on Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR) in Southeast Asia” from 13 to 14 May 2019 as side event meeting in “the Fifth Meeting of the Global Record Informal Open-Ended Technical and Advisory Workshop Group (GRWG5)” with supported by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of the Republic of Korea at the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, Seoul, the Republic of Korea. There were 22 participants from Asian Member States (excluded Brunei Darussalam and Singapore), FAO, non-AMSs attended in this side event meeting. The Meeting discussed on the progress of updated information for RFVR Database 24 meters in length and over, preparation and way forward on the development of the RFVR Database less than 24 meters in Southeast Asia, future cooperation with FAO on sharing information between RFVR and Global Record. The Meeting came up with plan activity for next year and the way to cooperation with FAO in the future.
Moreover, three (3) SEAFDEC staff also participated and shared information of implementation activities on RFVR and regional cooperation to support Port State Measures (PSM) implementation in ASEAN to “the Fifth Meeting of the Global Record Informal Open-Ended Technical and Advisory Workshop Group (GRWG5)” from 13-14 May 2019 and “The Second Meeting of the PSMA Open-Ended Technical Workshop Group on Information Exchange (TWG-IE2)” from 15-17 May 2019 which was organized by FAO in the Republic of Korea.
The Practical Workshop on Tuna Stock Risk Assessment for Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna and Skipjack Tuna Resources in Sulu and Sulawesi Seas (SSSs) was organized from 13 to 18 May 2019 by the SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) at TD office, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were 12 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, SEAFDEC/TD, and SEAFDEC/MFRDMD attended in this Workshop. The Workshop invited a Japanese resource person, Dr. Tsutomu Nishida who is experienced and expert on Tuna Stock Assessment. At the end, all participants were expected to understand steps of tuna stock assessments from CPUE Standardization, stock assessments (ASPIC), Kobe Plot (stock status trajectory plot), and risk assessment. This Workshop intended to build up capacity of researchers around Sulu and Sulawesi Seas countries under the project of “Offshore Fisheries Resources Exploration in Southeast Asia.