The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) convened the End project meeting of the Lao PDR project site on 24 to 25 December 2019 at Vientiane, Lao PDR. The meeting aimed to review and summarize the three (3) years implementation of the project on Facilitating Fisheries Activity Information Gathering through the Introduction of Community-based Resources Management/Co-management, the project site in Khammouane Province and Nam Xouang Reservoir. The total number of participants are 28 persons with balanced numbers of 14 women and 14 men, composed of the Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF) Head Quarter officers, Local Government officers (Provincial and District officers) from Khammouane Province and Nam Xouang Reservoir, and Fisheries Management Committee (FMC) Members from the two (2) Project sites including SEAFDEC Secretariat (SEAFDEC/SEC), SEAFDEC/TD, and Inland Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (SEAFDEC/IFRDMD). The meeting proceeded with active discussion to share a lesson learned and obtained information to further develop and strengthen the continuous activities in both areas. Moreover, the expected result and recommendation from the workshop can guide the inland fisheries management in other areas of Lao PDR.
The workshop on coordination between Malaysian agencies for implementation of electronic ASEAN Catch Document Scheme (eACDS) was organized by SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in cooperation with the Department of Fisheries (DOF), Malaysia from 17-18 December 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There were twenty participants from DOF Headquarter (HQ), Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) HQ, Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services (MAQIS) HQ, DOF and LKIM from pilot site in Kelantan and Kuantan, SEAFDEC/TD and SEAFDEC/MFRDMD attended in this workshop. The Workshop aimed to introduce eACDS application to relevant agencies. All participants had a chance to practice on demo of eACDS application in the part of the port in port out through request and issuance of Catch Declaration (CD). Moreover, the importance of Key Data Elements (KDEs) for eACDS database through eACDS implementation plan for 2020 was conducted.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The Practical Workshop on Stock and Risk Assessments of Yellowfin Tuna (YFT) and Skipjack Tuna (SKJ) in the South China Sea using software on CPUE standardizations, A Stock-Production Model Incorporating Covariates (ASPIC), Kobe plots and Risk Assessments” from 16 to 20 December 2019, at the Research Institute for Marine Fisheries (RIMF), Hai Phong, Viet Nam. The workshop focused on data situation and quality control, nominal CPUE, standardization of nominal CPUE, ASPIC runs, and risk assessments for Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna. There were 20 participants from RIMF and SEAFDEC/TD participated in this Workshop. In the end, all participants were expected to understand steps on stock and risk assessments of YFT and SKJ in the South China Sea using user’s friendly (menu-driven) software on CPUE standardizations, ASPIC, Kobe plots, and risk assessments.Also, they should be able to repeat similar exercises and apply for other species. Moreover, a recommendation for future activities on the stock and risk assessment program is one of the outputs.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) under-supported by the Japanese Trust Fund (JTF) convened the Regional Workshop on Fisheries Resource Enhancement and Habitat Conservation Measures in Southeast Asian in Kep Province, Cambodia on 9-12 December 2019 which aimed to disseminate the results of the Study on Enhancement of Sustainable Management of the Blue Swimming Crab Fisheries to local stakeholders and SEAFDEC Member Countries and exchange information and experiences on resource enhancement activities from other SEAFDEC Member Countries and resource persons. Furthermore, the workshop was participated by SEAFDEC staff, SEAFDEC Member Countries, Resource persons from Japan Fisheries Research Agency and Hokkaido University, and Local staff and local villagers from Cambodia coastal provinces (Koh Kong, Sihanoukville, Kompot, and Kep), therefore, a total of 52 participants, composed of 14 Women and 38 Men. Finally, the Workshop had combined the lessons learned from the project, Member Countries, resource persons, and other projects as a way forward for sustainable project activities for recommendation to current and next project on resource enhancement.
The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, Myanmar organized on-site training on the use of the electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme (eACDS) from 9 to 13 December 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar. There were 18 participants who conduct on the port in port out control and issuance for Catch Declaration (CD), Movement Document (MD), and Catch Certification (CC) and seven (7) ACDS working team from SEAFDEC/TD attended in this Training. The training focused on the use of eACDS application in the part of the port in port out until issuance of CD. Moreover, importance of Key Data Elements (KDEs) for eACDS database and verification of eACDS application through eACDS implementation plan for 2020 were conducted.