Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD)

Promotion of Countermeasures to Reduce IUU Fishing 
(Year :2004 to present) 


1 Brief Project Description

To fulfill the needs of the Member Countries, region, sub-regional initiatives on research survey for fisheries resources stock status in their specific areas, the outputs from the survey include cruise report of the survey, technical documents related to fisheries resource stock status, and other specific requirements. It is expected that the results from the survey could facilitate the establishment and implementation of comprehensive policy for sustainable management and development of capture fisheries. To accomplish key activities as mentioned above, TD works in close collaboration with the Member Countries and other key partners at national, sub-regional, and regional levels. M.V. SEAFDEC 2 focuses on three major specific areas: (i) fisheries resources research survey; (ii) oceanographic and marine environmental survey; and (iii) onboard navigation and marine engineering training. Over the years, the M.V. SEAFDEC 2 has been used for the survey of the fisheries resources in EEZ of the Member Countries. The vessel will also be used to implement the training programs.

 

 

2 Background and Justification

In 2002, the Government of Japan approved the construction of a new fishery research and training vessel namely “M.V. SEAFDEC 2” along with procurement of the requisite fishing gear, fishing machinery, and survey equipment with the main purposes to conduct fishery resource and oceanographic research surveys and shipboard training on such topic in ASEAN Countries. Subsequently, the construction of a research vessel, M.V. SEAFDEC 2, was completed in 2003. Since 2004, research survey on fisheries resource exploration and sea trial on sampling gears, fishery oceanography, and other activities related to marine capture fisheries were conducted by M.V. SEAFDEC 2 in collaboration with SEAFDEC Member Countries. In a broader sense, the achievement of M.V. SEAFDEC 2 includes strengthen technical cooperation for effective fisheries and environmental management in the ASEAN region through the enhancement of research capability.

Due to increased operational cost for using M.V. SEAFDEC 2 that mainly caused by increased fuel price, the 40th Meeting of SEAFDEC Council (2009) agreed that the country that request to use M.V. SEAFDEC 2 should be responsible for the cost incurred by the vessel. Since 2010, the modified costsharing policy was therefore applied that fuel consumption of the vessel for the entire duration of the research/survey including cursing to and back to the requesting country will be responsible by the requested country (s). At the 45th Meeting of the Council of SEAFDEC (2013) SEAFDEC/TD proposed some revisions of the Guidelines on the Cost Sharing Policy for operation of the M.V. SEAFDEC 2. The results were that sharing of data collected from the cruise survey using M.V. SEAFDEC 2 should be finalized at the planning meeting before the cruise survey between the requesting country and SEAFDEC. Such basic data will be kept confidential and to be used only for the SEAFDEC regional database and for future regional analysis.

3 Project Overall Objectives, Outcomes, Outputs, Indicators and Activities

3.1 Objectives, Outcome and Output of the Project 

Objective Outcomes Outputs Activities
Objective 1:
Assist Member Countries to conduct fisheries research resources survey
Outcome 1:
Fishery Resources Research Survey in Southeast Asia Waters
Output 1:
A set of scientific data i.e. Hydro-Acoustic Data, Fisheries Resource, Oceanographic Data and the Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, Fish Larvae from the cruise survey
Activity 1:
M.V. SEAFDEC2 No. 54-1/2017 Cruise Survey on small pelagic fish resources in Viet Nam Marine Water (16 June - 23 August 2017: 69 Days)
Objective 2:
Assist Member Countries to build human resources capacity by using M.V. SEAFDEC 2
    Output 2:
1. Competent researcher in the marine fisheries resources research survey
Activity 2.1: Human resources development through the shipboard survey for Vietnamese Researcher in M.V. SEAFDEC2 No. 54-1/2017 Cruise Survey on small pelagic fish resources in Viet Nam Marine Water
(16 June - 23 August 2017: 69 Days)
2. Competent personnel work as observer onboard fishing vessel  Activity 2.2: National Training course On the Observer Onboard Training Program of Thailand
(11- 15 September 2017)
3. Ship staffs of SEAFDEC Training Department (Navigator and Engineer)  Activity 2.3: Follow up Program for Project for Construction of a fisheries research and Training Vessel



3.2 Overall Scope/Description of Project

Activity 1

M.V. SEAFDEC 2 No. 54-1/2017 Cruise Survey on small pelagic fish resources in Viet Nam Marine Water (16 June - 23 August 2017: 69 Days) 

Description

Department of Fisheries Viet Nam has proposed the utilization of M.V. SEAFDEC 2 for a national survey of small pelagic fish resources in marine Waters of Viet Nam during June to August 2017. Main contents of the survey cruise included 1) Hydroacoustic survey in the marine waters of Vietnam; 2) Sampling of the small pelagic fishes by mid-water trawl and bottom trawl at the survey stations and along the survey tracks; 3) Data collection on oceanographic data i. e. wind, wave, water temperature, salinity, turbidity, chlorophyll-a, current, etc. at survey stations 4) Biological sampling of the phytoplankton, zooplankton, fish larvae at survey stations.

Activity 2

Sub-activity 2.1 : Human resources development through the shipboard survey for Vietnamese Researcher in M.V. SEAFDEC 2 No.54-1/2017 Cruise Survey on small pelagic fish resources in Viet Nam Marine Water (16 June - 23 August 2017: 69 Days)

Sub-activity 2.2 : National Training Course on the Observer Onboard Training Program of Thailand (11- 15 September 2017)

Description

During the cruise survey on small pelagic fish resources in Viet Nam Marine Waters, Vietnamese researcher has gain knowledge and experience on the marine fisheries resources survey in particular the knowledge on shipboard survey management, bottom trawl and mid-water trawl fishing techniques, and oceanographic instrument.

Activity 2

Sub-activity 2.3 : Follow up Program for Project for Construction of a fisheries research and Training Vessel3) Production of information materials

Description

Follow up Program for Project for Construction of a fisheries research and Training Vessel is a program to improve capacity of M.V. SEAFDEC 2 after her service at SEAFDEC for 13 years. SEAFDEC navigators and engineers gained their knowledge on new instruments both navigation aids and engine overall maintenance. Hence, the program enhances competency of SEAFDEC crew members and better safety for vessel to serve SEAFDEC Member Countries on fisheries resources research survey and shipboard training program.


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