SEAFDEC/TD News

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...

SEAFDEC/TD participated and presented in The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science (JSFS) Spring Meeting 2024 at TUMSAT, Tokyo

Three SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) staff namely, Dr. Koki Abe, the senior expert, Ms. Saruttaya Jaroonpongsawat, and Mr. Santiphong Putsa, a fishing gear technologist participated in the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science (JSFS) Spring Meeting 2024 from 27 to 30 March 2024 at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Tokyo, Japan. At this conference, Dr. Abe presented “SEAFDEC における音響調査能力向上の取り組み” (Efforts to Improve Acoustic Survey Capabilities at SEAFDEC) in the Japanese session. The context involved with the activities of SEAFDEC on Quantitative Echosounder (EK80) including the technical issues found during the survey on M.V. SEAFDEC 2 mission. For...

Project End of Eliminate IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia Workshop

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized the “Workshop on the Project End of Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Enhancing National Capacities to Eliminate IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia” from 20 to 21 March 2024, in Pattaya, Chonburi Province, Thailand. Twenty-nine participants from ASEAN Member States (AMSs), SEAFDEC Secretariat, and SEAFDEC/TD attended the Workshop. The Workshop aims to summarize project implementation and the success of project implementation, share the ongoing activities for combating IUU fishing in the region, and identify new areas and ways forward to combat IUU fishing in the Southeast Asian region. In the end, the Workshop came up with...

Inception Workshop on EAFM Institutionalization at the National Level of Thailand

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) organized “Inception Workshop on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Institutionalization at the National Level of Thailand, including Target Transboundary Fish Stocks” from 20 to 22 March 2024, at Trang Province, Thailand. The Workshop aims to share information about the activities on the ecosystem approach to fisheries management institutionalized at the national level, including targeted transboundary fish stocks which is a component under the sustainable management of fisheries, marine living resources, and their habitats in the Bay of Bengal region for the benefit of coastal states and communities. Moreover, the Workshop discussed and prepared...

Training on Socioeconomic Monitoring for Coastal and Small-scale Fisheries Management in Southeast Asia

SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) conducted the “Training and Field Practice on Socioeconomic Monitoring (SocMon) for Coastal and Small-scale Fisheries Management in Southeast Asia” from 18 to 28 March 2024 which is the Human Resource Development Program supported by the USAID-DOI International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP). The Training aims to strengthen the capacity of SEAFDEC/TD researchers on monitoring and assessment focusing on the socioeconomic context by using the Socioeconomic Monitoring methodology to support small-scale fisheries management. Twelve (12) SEAFDEC/TD researchers concerned with socioeconomic and related fields attended this Training. Two (2) resource persons from SocMon Network namely: Dr. Vineeta Hoon...