SEAFDEC/TD News

SEAFDEC/TD Warmly Welcomes Delegates from Lao PDR

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) welcomed six delegates from the Skill Development Institute, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR on 7 June 2024. The introduction of SEAFDEC through role and implementation activities for ASEAN Member States (AMSs) was presented. On this occasion, the possible capacity building to support Lao PDR fishers on basic fishing gear construction, fishing techniques, and fishing gear-making were discussed and consulted. Moreover, the delegates observed TD’s facilities as fishing workshop and marine engineering workshop respectively. View on Facebook

The University from Iloilo, Philippines Visits in TD Facilities

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) welcomed 15 delegates who are faculty members and administrators from the College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (CFAS) of the Iloilo State University Fisheries Science and Technology (ISUFST) on 4 June 2024. The introduction of SEAFDEC and TD’s implementation projects was imparted and promoted to delegates. In addition, promotion of internationalization in the realm of fisheries education was presented by CFAS through exchange information on related fishery issues and possible cooperation in the future was discussed. Moreover, the delegates had a chance to visit and observe TD’s facilities such as the marine biology laboratory, fishing...

Training for Trainer on Onboard Tuna Handling Preservation and Transport

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized the tailor-made training course of “Training for Trainer on Onboard Tuna Handling Preservation and Transport” for INFOFISH from 27 to 28 May 2024, at Training Department, Samut Prakan, Thailand. The Training aimed at providing technical knowledge on onboard tuna handling techniques applicable to various fishing operations in the ASEAN and Asia-Pacific regions. There were 13 government officials who were involved in tuna post-harvest and quality assurance from INFOFISH Member Countries participated in the Training. The Training comprised a literature review session to provide participants with an understanding of fish handling tools, facilities, the current...

Seminar on Strengths and Opportunities Driving Fisheries Resource Management

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized a seminar on "Strengths and Opportunities Driving Fisheries Resource Management at the Learning Site of Ban Nai Nang, Krabi Province of Thailand" which be held on 24 May 2024 at SEAFDEC-NACA Meeting Room, SEAFDEC Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand. There were 42 participants (26 females and 16 males (in-person and virtual) attended in the seminar. The seminar aimed to provide knowledge and exchange experiences on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM). The seminar was delivers by Ms. Panitnard Weerawat, Fisheries Management Senior Researcher, SEAFDEC/Training Department. Her presentation was focused on implementation activities that were conducted in...

Women in Fisheries Workshop

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in partnership with Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) organized the regional “Women in Fisheries Workshop” from 14 to 16 May 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. This Workshop is an activity under Australia’s Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Promoting Sustainable Fisheries in Southeast Asia program. The Program is a five-year initiative that aims to strengthen the capacity of RPOA-IUU and ASEAN countries to combat IUU fishing, foster greater regional collaboration, and promote gender inclusion in fisheries related Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS).   The Women in Fisheries Workshop aimed to strengthen regional cooperation...

SEAFDEC Organize University Students Training Course on Sustainable Fisheries Resources Management

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “The 64th Short-term Training Course on Ecosystem-Based Fisheries for Sustainable Fisheries Resources Management” from 13 to 21 May 2024 at SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand. There were 26 students from seven universities in Thailand such as Burapha University (Bangsaen and Chanthaburi Campus), Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, Maejo University, Prince of Songkla University, and  Silpakorn University (Phetchaburi IT campus) including two universities from Japan such as Hokkaido University, and Tokai University participated in this training. The training session consists of in-class lectures, practice, and a fishery community field trip survey.  The lectures were focused on oceanography...

SEAFDEC/TD Welcome Delegate from the State of Eritrea

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) welcomed seven participants from the State of Eritrea and three lecturers from Kasetsart University on 13 May 2024. The role of SEAFDEC in the region including project implementation by SEAFDEC/TD were imparted. Moreover, the subjects on long-tail fishing boat in Thailand, a case study on a solar-powered electric long-tail boat in Thailand, and trawl and purse seine fishing operation and onboard preservation method were presented by marine engineer, Mr. Khunthawat Manomayithikan and Mr. Thaweesak Thimkrap respectively. During the visit, the delegates increased their knowledge and experience about SEAFDEC activities and observing the marine engineering workshop. The...

M.V. SEAFDEC 2 Conducts a Mission in Brunei Darussalam

SEAFDEC/TD collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, Brunei Darussalam conducts a mission on marine resources and oceanographic surveys in the waters of Brunei Darussalam by M.V. SEAFDEC 2 from 22 April to 10 June 2024. The surveys include the demersal and pelagic fisheries resources with bottom trawl, midwater trawl, and pelagic longline. The survey plans to use oceanographic equipment to collect samples of the water, fish larval resources, and plankton in the on-shelf and off-shelf marine areas by Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD), Neuston net, Bongo net, Phytoplankton net. Moreover, the hydroacoustic survey by Simrat EK80 is also conducted.    M.V. SEAFDEC...

Students from Siam Maritime School Visits SEAFDEC/TD Facilities

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) welcomed 20 students and 2 lecturers from Siam Maritime School on 5 April 2024. During the visit, the role and implementation activities of SEAFDEC were imparted to students. Moreover, the students observed the fishing workshop and M.V. SEAFDEC to increase their knowledge and experience outside the classroom.    Siam Maritime School (SMS) was established in 2017 in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand to provide various international training and education for seafarers and interested persons who desire to increase or upgrade their knowledge and experiences in the maritime fields. View Photo Activity

The Collaborative Research Survey on Marine Plastic Debris in the Gulf of Thailand

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) Collaboration with Aquatic Resources Research Institute (ARRI) of Chulalongkorn University conducted “The Collaborative Research Survey on Marine Plastic Debris in the Gulf of Thailand by Formation of a Center of Excellence for Marine Plastic Pollution Studies in the Southeast Asian Seas Project” by utilization of M.V.SEAFDEC 2 from 3 to 10 April 2024 with supported budget by the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) Program, Japan. The survey aims to grasp the amount of marine debris in the Gulf of Thailand, and propose an action plan for mitigating marine plastic debris to...