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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 recommendations on the way forward to combat IUU fishing in the Southeast Asian region.

This Workshop is an activity of the project “Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Enhancing National Capacities to Eliminate IUU Fishing in Southeast Asia” which is supported by the Japanese Trust Fund for the year 2020–2024. The project’s overall objective is “Sustainable utilization and sound management of fisheries resources in Southeast Asia” which expects four outputs: 1) enhancing the utilization and improvement of RFVR, 2) strengthening national capacities in the implementation of PSM and national capacity development of MCS in Southeast Asia, 3) Application of the electronic ASEAN Catch Documentation System (eACDS) for traceability to eliminate IUU fisheries products, and 4) coordinating a national/regional/international network for collaborative activities to combat IUU fishing.

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