E-EAFM Day 4-sThe SEAFDEC Training Department in collaboration with Strategies of Trawl Fisheries Bycatch Management Project (REBYC-II CTI) organized The Essential Ecosystem Approach for Trawl Fisheries Management (EEAFM) course from 24 to 30 April 2014 in the Training Department, implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the SEAFDEC Training Department, Asia-Pacific Fisheries Commission (APFIC) and the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project.

The course was designed for 22 local and national level fishery staff from the five REBYC-II CTI countries, especially those involved in trawl fisheries planning and economic development. The course provided knowledge on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) process, how this can assist decision-making for responsible and sustainable capture fisheries, the crucial skills of effective communication, facilitation and conflict management including the formulation of trawl fisheries management plan. The draft plans for each participant’s local situation was developed during the course.
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REBYC-II CTI project staffs and FAO officers visit pilot site in Chumphon Province, Thailand

IMG 0786REBYC-II CTI Project staff, lead by Mr. Petri Suuronen, FAO Lead Technical Officer and Mr. Simon Funge-Smith, FAO Senior Fisheries Officer, paid a visit to the project pilot site of Thailand, in Chumphon Province, on 14-15 March 2013.A mini meeting was organized at the Central Marine Fisheries Development Center, with the National Project Coordinator, the National Technical Officer, project officers as well as stakeholders i.e. trawl fishers, a trawl company manager and a fishmeal company manager. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and facilitate start-up of national project activities and to review the existing national data and information systems concerning trawl fisheries. Key actions to improve generation of relevant knowledge on the trawl fisheries were identified as well as the involvement of trawl stakeholders to collaborate with project activities.

During the visit, the project team also made study visits to observe fish landing activities at PaknamChumphon Fishing Port, Chumporn Province and AoNoi Fishing port at ProchaubKhiri Khan Province.

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