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

The 60th Short-term Training Course for University Students (การฝึกอบรมระยะสั้นรุ่นที่ 60)


Course title


Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management



6th – 16th June 2017

No. of students


30 students (from different universities)



Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD)
in Samut Prakan and Eastern Marine Fisheries

Fish and fisheries are integral part of most societies and make important contributions to economic, social health and well-being in many countries and areas. The products from the fisheries are used in wide variety of ways, ranging from subsistence use to international trade as highly sought-after and highly-valued items. However, despite this enormous importance and value, or in other words, because of these attributes, the fish resources are suffering the combined effects of heavy exploitation and, in some cases, environmental degradation.

Therefore, awareness of responsible fishing in young generation is also considered as important and necessary matter for sustainable fisheries. These learning, practicing and fishery ethic for students will make them understand the value of the resources, moreover they can records the information, has to conserve and consume correctly.

SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) has taken-up this challenge to build up and give awareness to young generations from Universities on “Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management” training course. This training course has been specifically designed for students to gain knowledge and experience outside the Universities and also they will gain knowledge in theory and practice about fishery activities. Besides, they are going to survey fishery community. All of these activities will make the new generations to be more empower and develop in the future.

Objectives :

  1. To gain knowledge and understand the concept and principles of Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management, Basic fishery oceanographic survey and small scale fishing gears
  2. To get experiences in assembling fishing gears and Oceanography and so that they can operate during onboard practices.
  3. To get involve on the way of life of fishing communities around coastal area.
  4. To build-up network among students from different universities as well as to strengthen the student’s attitude on the team work approach

Target Participants :

Thirty students from different Universities, and they must have basic knowledge on the science of fisheries, marine science or other related of major subjects..

Training methodologies :

The training is composed of in class lectures and discussions, practical sessions, field trip surveys and shipboard training cruise..

  • In class Lectures and Discussions
    • Fishery management in Thailand
    • Fishery management in Japan
    • Socio-economic data survey in fishing communities
    • Basic fishery oceanographic survey
    • Fishing gear in Thailand
    • Preliminary Fishery resources survey and data collection
    • Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

  • Practical sessions
    • Rope and Knotting
    • Simple fishing gears construction

  • Field Trip Surveys
    • Fisheries Communities in Rayong province, Eastern part of Thailand

  • Shipboard Training
    • Responsible fishing demonstrations and operations
    • Basic fishery oceanographic survey

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Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department
P.O.Box 97, Phasamutchedi Samut Prakan 10290, Thailand
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  +66 2425 6100
  +66 2425 6110 to 11