The SEAFDEC Training Department organized “The On-site Training Course on Proper Fish Handling Techniques Applicable to Local Fishing Vessels” in Kien Giang Province, Viet Nam from 27 to 28 June 2018. There were 30 participants who are relevant to the fisheries sector trained in this course. The simple fish handling technique and implementing of fish handling technology such as icing technique, ice sweater chilling system and so on were imparted to participants. At the end, the participants were expected that they should be able to enhance knowledge and practical skills on the reduction of post-harvest losses which include: 1) importance of appropriate fish handling, including good fish handling practices and hygiene on-board, 2) technical information and knowledge related to preserve fish for direct human consumption and to serve at a premium level, and 3) reduce post-harvest losses and trash fish from unloading, storage, and transportation on-board till unloading at landing site.
There were Thirty-two (32) students and lecturers from Walailuk University who learned in the Marine and Coastal Resources Management Technology visited the SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) on 21 June 2018. The aimed of visiting TD are to increased knowledge and experienced of students outside the study room. TD roles and activities were presented through the lecture on “The Oceanographic Survey in Southeast Asian Region” was imparted to all students. Moreover, the students had a chance visiting TD facilities such as fishing workshop, engine workshop and M.V.SEAFDEC.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) organized the exhibition in marine science seminar from 18 to 20 June 2018 at Chonburi Province, Eastern part of Thailand. The theme of exhibition, TD presented collaboration activities on research survey in Antarctic by TR/V Umitaka Maru. A research staff from TD joined in this research survey. The physical and biological oceanography surveys were conducted in the Antarctic Ocean. Moreover, the promotion of organization was also conducted through dissemination of SEAFDEC technical document, magazine and so on.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) has conducted the Short-term Training Course on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management( EAFM) for University Students at Training Department, Samut Prakan, Thailand from 12 to 22 June 2018. There were 30 students from Thailand and Japan participated in this training course. They are studying in fishery, marine science, or other related major subjects. This training course aimed to gain knowledge and better understand the concept and principles of Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management, basic fishery oceanography survey and small-scale fishing gears, to get experiences in assembling fishing gears and oceanography, so that they can operate during onboard practices, to get involve on the way of life in fishing communities around coastal area, and to build-up network among students from different universities as well as to strengthen the student’s attitude on the team work approach.
Furthermore, the training course is composed of in- class lectures and discussions on fishery management in Thailand; Fishery management in Japan; Socio-economic data survey in fishing communities; Basic fishery oceanographic survey; etc., in practical session about rope; knotting; and simple fishing gears construction, in field trip surveys on fishing communities in Rayong province, Thailand, and shipboard training for responsible fishing demonstrations and operations and basic fishery oceanographic survey.
The SEAFDEC Secretariat and Training Department in collaboration with Department of Fisheries, Myanmar organized the Consultation Meeting on Introduction of the Electronic Asian Catch Documentation Scheme (eACDS) and Consultation Visit on Port State Measures from 11 to 14 June 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar. There were Forty (40) participants from several stakeholders such as fishermen, fish buyers, fish processor, importer, exporter, and government officers attended this Meeting. In this Meeting, SEAFDEC presented the introduction and demonstrations of overall system on e-ACDS including issues of catch declaration, movement documentation, catch certification, processing statement, and re-export certification. In addition, introduction of Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR) database was also presented. In the second day, the Consultation visit was conducted , the DOF Myanmar presented existing fishing licensing and Port Control. The Consultation discussed with the stakeholders about the Port State Measures in Myanmar. Moreover, the observation of two (2) fishing ports was conducted, namely: Viking Marine Product Trading company and Shwe Zin Yaw Hein Manufacturing Co. Ltd. which are certified by European Union.