Four (4) representatives from the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) participated in “International Conference on Fisheries Engineering 2019: Realizing a Healthy Ecosystem and Sustainable Use of the Seas and Oceans” which organized by The Japanese Society of Fisheries Engineering and co-organized by Nagasaki University from 21 to 24 September 2019 at Nagasaki University in Japan. The conference was attended by more than 80 participants, such as professors and students from various universities e.g. Nagasaki University, Hokkaido University, The University of Tokyo, Hirosaki University, University of the Highlands and Islands (UK) and other organizations. The conference aimed to review today’s Fisheries Engineering research and discuss the future direction of research. During the Conference, four representatives from SEAFDEC/TD were presented on four titles, like 1) Installation of Fish Enhancing Devices in Southeast Asian Waters: Case Study in the Coastal Areas of Thailand; 2) Promotion Efficient Energy Use in Fishing Vessels: Improvement of hauling devices and freezing system: A case study in Pattani Province, Thailand; 3) Fishery Resources Survey in the Gulf of Thailand with Preliminary Finding on Marine Debris and 4) Electronic System of ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme: an Effective Fisheries Management Tool.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized the on-site training on the use of electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme (eACDS) for fishery officers and fishermen in Binh Thuan Province, Viet Nam from 26 to 30 August 2019. There were twelve participants (1 woman and 11 men) who conduct and authorize at the port for port-in and port-out activities from Phan Thiet, Phu Hai and Lagi fishing port through fishermen in Binh Thuan Province attended this training. The training course aimed to impart knowledge and understanding of the use of eACDS application for Port-in Port-out issuance, offline catch report at sea and issuing the Catch Declaration and Movement Document which is a part of fishery product traceability system. After the training course, the participant can use and better understand the eACDS system in the part of port-out, port-in, issue initial Catch Declaration (CD), catch record at sea and issue Movement Documentation (MD).
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) gave warm welcome to a teacher and five (5) students from the Yaizu Fisheries High School of Japan on 22 August 2019. The high school group visited TD facilities such as the fishing and engineering workshops, TD library, and observed on M.V. SEAFDEC. Moreover, they visited and observed natural shrimp and seabass farm and mangrove area in Phrasamutchedi District and fish market in Paknam, Samut Prakan.
On 21 August 2019, the SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) welcomed Dr.Karsten Zumholz, Director of Fischereischule School, Rensburg City, Germany and three (3) staff from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand under cooperation on development fisheries school for the responsible and sustainable project in Thailand. The introduction of SEAFDEC’s Department through roles and implementation activities in the region were presented. Moreover, the visitor’s team observed SEAFDEC/TD facilities such as the fishing workshop, marine engineering workshop, and M.V.SEAFDEC.
The Tailor-Made Training on Application of coastal Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM)-learning site in Krabi Province, Thailand for ten (10) Sudanese, Sudan was organized from 19 to 24 August 2019 with sponsored by Industrial Development Unit, PTC/ENV/IRE United Nation Industrial Development Organization. The training aims to build up capacity and understand on EAFM approach through visiting the EAFM learning site and activities of ecological and alternative livelihood groups such as honeybee culture, eco-tourism, and fish processing by women group in Krabi Province for including their skills and experiences in adopted EAFM in their country.