This SEAFDEC Annual Report 2017 was prepared by the Secretariat of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in collaboration with the SEAFDEC departments, namely: Training Department (TD), Marine Fisheries Research Department (MFRD), Aquaculture Department (AQD), Marine Fisheries Resources Development and Management Department (MFRDMD), and Inland Fisheries Resources Development and Management Department (IFRDMD). I would also like to encourage SEAFDEC to continue to provide support to the member countries for the sustainability of the region's fisheries.
Established in 2014 in Indonesia, IFRDMD's mission is to implement activities that support the sustainable development and management of inland fisheries. IFRDMD's activities include developing data collection methodologies, as well as monitoring and assessing inland fisheries resources to provide a scientific basis for sustainable development and management of inland fisheries.
SEAFDEC COUNCIL IN 2017
YBrs Mdm Tan Geik Hong (since August 2017) Deputy Director-General of Fisheries (Development), Department of Fisheries. Director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Undersecretary for Fisheries, Department of Agriculture.
SEAFDEC SENIOR OFFICIALS IN 2017
OVERVIEW OF SEAFDEC PROGRAMS IN 2017
Thrust I: Developing and Promoting Responsible Fisheries for Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
Thrust II: Enhancing Capacity and Competitiveness to Facilitate International and Intra-regional Trade
Improving Management Concepts and Approaches for Sustainable Fisheries 12. Promotion of Counter Measures to Reduce IUU fishing
Providing Policy and Advisory Services for Planning and Executing Management of Fisheries
Research to improve sustainable utilization and management of sharks and rays in the Southeast Asian region.
Addressing International Fisheries-related Issues from a Regional Perspective 20. Assistance of Capacity Building in the Region to
SEAFDEC PROGRAMS OF ACTIVITIES IN 2017
DEVELOPING AND PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND FOOD SECURITY
- Promotion of Responsible Fisheries for Poverty Alleviation
- Habitat Conservation and Resources Enhancement
- Coastal Area Capability Enhancement
- Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience for Sustainable Livelihood and Coastal Resources Management
- Management for Sustainability of Inland Capture Fisheries
- Energy Saving and Safety at Sea
- Promotion of Sustainable Aquaculture Development
- Quality Seeds for Sustainable Aquaculture
- Healthy and Wholesome Aquaculture
- Maintaining Environmental Integrity through Responsible Aquaculture
- Adapting to Climate Change Impacts on Aquaculture
- Meeting Social and Economic Challenges in Aquaculture
- Environment-friendly, Sustainable Utilization and Management of Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources
- Other Aquaculture R&D Activities
The project has three components, namely: 1) Review of activities and methodologies for the promotion of inland fisheries of the AMS; Experimental setup on the use of artificial lighting in floating cage culture of pompano. The province of Capiz in the central Philippines is one of the main oyster producers in the country.
ENHANCING CAPACITY AND COMPETITIVENESS TO FACILITATE INTERNATIONAL AND INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE
- Biotoxins Monitoring and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the ASEAN Region
- Cold Chain Management for Seafood
- Reinforcement and optimization of fish health management and effective dissemination in the Southeast Asian Region Accelerating
Throughout the seafood supply chain, the seafood industry relies on a proper cold chain to ensure the commercial viability of seafood products. However, any break in the cold chain would have cumulative effects on the final quality of seafood. Nevertheless, it is imperative that cold chain management of seafood be promoted to ensure consumer health and food safety and to ensure the sustainability of the seafood industry.
One of the expert trainers from the previous seafood cold chain management workshop held in 2015 participated in the meeting to help facilitate the discussion of the draft regional guidelines on seafood cold chain management. In addition, the meeting discussed and prepared a preliminary draft of the “Regional Guidelines on Cold Chain Management for Seafood”, which was renamed “Regional Guidelines on Cold Chain Management for Fish and Fishery Products in the ASEAN Region” at the meeting. . Following the meeting, the MFRD proceeded to draft regional guidelines on cold chain management for fish and fishery products in the ASEAN region.
Histological examination showed no pathological changes in the liver, intestines and kidneys of the fish. The results of the pathogenicity tests show that the limit value of VPAHPND bacteria in the environment that can be overcome by the shrimp is 106 cfu/ml.
IMPROVING MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES
- Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
- ASEAN Guidelines for Preventing the Entry of Fish and Fishery Products from IUU Fishing Activities into the Supply Chain
- ASEAN Catch Documentation Scheme (ACDS)
- Management of Fishing Capacity
- Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR)
- Regional Cooperation to Support the Implementation of Port State Measures Regional cooperation to support the implementation of Port State Measures (PSM) in the
- Promotion of the Ecosystem Approach for Fisheries Management (EAFM) and Responsible Fisheries Management
- Promotion of the fisheries Refugia concept
In 2017, SEAFDEC began to pilot test the application of ACDS in Brunei Darussalam, where the basic information on the existing traceability procedures for fish and fishery products in the country was collected during the "first consultative visit" in 2016. Results of the analysis had been used for the development of SEAFDEC of electronic ACDS (eACDS) in collaboration with the Fish Market Organization (FMO) in Thailand. Following the launch of ACDS, the "first on-site training in the use of eACDS" was organized in Brunei Darussalam on 19-21 June 2017.
Simultaneously with the training, the first meeting of the eACDS committee took place, where improvements to the operation and the work plan were discussed. Launch of ACDS pilot testing in Brunei Onsite training on how to use the eACDS. In support of global initiatives to combat IUU fishing, SEAFDEC/TD implemented the “Promotion of Countermeasure to Reduce IUU Fishing” project, focusing on the development of the Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR) and regional cooperation for the implementation of port state measures. .
Implementation and use of the RFVR for on-site training on the implementation of a fishing license database system for FiA Cambodia. Accordingly, the coastal waters of the South China Sea basin are subject to high fishing pressure.
PROVIDING POLICY AND ADVISORY SERVICES FOR PLANNING AND EXECUTING MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES
- Improving Understanding on the Status of Fishery Resources in Southeast Asia
- Regional Cooperation for Tuna Fisheries Management
- Small Pelagic Fisheries Management
- Research and Management of Sharks and Rays
- Conservation and Management of Eel Resources
- Improving Information and Statistics Collection for Management of Fisheries
The MFRDMD also reviewed purse seiner management systems to examine the applicability of the systems for managing small pelagic fisheries in the region. MFRDMD conducted "Regional Workshop on Comparative Studies for Management of Not fisheries in the Southeast Asian Region" on 7-8 March 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Participants in the Regional Workshop on Comparative Studies for the Management of Seine Fisheries in the Southeast Asian Region.
Third Core Expert Meeting on Comparative Studies for the Management of Purse Seine Fisheries in the South East Asian Region. The preliminary results of the study were presented at the third core expert meeting on comparative studies for the management of purse seine fisheries in the Southeast Asian region. A final report of the genetic population survey of Amblygaster sirm in the region would also be prepared.
Expert meeting on comparative studies for the management of purse seine fisheries in the South East Asian region. Furthermore, the local government has deemed it necessary to demarcate the conservation zone in Nam Oon Dam for the sustainability of fish stocks in the Dam.
ADDRESSING INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES-RELATED ISSUES FROM A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
- Addressing International Fisheries-related Issues
- SPECIAL PROJECTS
- Fisheries and Habitat Management, Climate Change and Social Well- being in Southeast Asia
- Oceans and Fisheries Partnership
Sustainability of transboundary species through the implementation of the Regional Action Plan for the Sustainable Exploitation of Neritic Tunas in the ASEAN Region (RPOA- Neritic Tunas). In 2017, the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project supported the development of several activities in the framework of the RPOA-Neritic Tunas. North Andaman Sea/Myeik Archipelago Consultative Workshop (November 16-17, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand) and Sub-regional Consultative Meeting on Joint Fisheries Management around the South Andaman Sea (November 21-22, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand) .
Implementation of the Workshop on Gender Analysis Using Data Collectors Toolkits (17-23 September 2017, Trat Province, Thailand). Thailand-Malaysia, Cambodia-Vietnam, immediately after the “Sixth Gulf of Thailand Sub-Region Meeting” on February 28-March 2, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Such information could serve as a basis for the development of the neritic tuna management plan for the Andaman Sea in the future.
This was demonstrated through the adoption of the MRC Basin-wide Fisheries Management and Development Strategy (BFMS) by the SEAFDEC-Sweden Project. The workshop came up with a proposal for the development of the Sustainable Fisheries Management Plan (SFMP) through the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM).
AND ITS FUTURE DIRECTION BEYOND 2017
- Securing the sustainability of fisheries to contribute to food security, poverty alleviation and livelihood of people in the region
- Supporting the sustainable growth of aquaculture to complement fisheries and contribute to food security, poverty alleviation and livelihood of people in the region
- Ensuring the food safety and quality of fish and fishery products for the Southeast Asian region
- Enhancing trade and compliance of the region’s fish and fishery products with market requirements
- Addressing cross-cutting issues, such as labor, gender and climate change, where related to international fisheries
- Empowering SEAFDEC to strengthen its roles in the region and to improve its services to Member Countries
Development and promotion of technology for the production of high-quality, healthy and safe fish and fishery products that meet international standards;. Strengthening cooperation among member states to implement international standards in trade in fish and fishery products in the ASEAN region;. Providing platforms for monitoring and assessing the impacts of emerging international issues related to fisheries on the fisheries and economic sectors in the region;
Organizing forums to improve the awareness of member countries on international fisheries related issues and coordinate the development of the ASEAN common positions to address the regional concerns on the issues;. Development of regional initiatives to promote the consideration of environmental and biodiversity conservation issues in fisheries and aquaculture management; and e. Recognition of the importance of small-scale fisheries, welfare of labor in fisheries, . safety at sea, and gender equality in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Improving the human resource capacity of the member states to support, adopt and nationalize regional policies and guidelines;. Improving human resources within SEAFDEC organization and pooling expertise in the region to improve the performance of SEAFDEC; and.
SEAFDEC PROGRAMS FOR 2018
Improving Management Concepts and Approaches for Sustainable Fisheries 11. Promotion of Countermeasures to Reduce IUU Fishing
Department Funding Source Push IV: Provision of policy and advisory services for planning and implementing management of fisheries. Fisheries statistics and information for sustainable development and management of fisheries in the Southeast Asian region.
Addressing International Fisheries-related Issues from a Regional Perspective 19. Assistance of Capacity Building in the Region to
COOPERATION WITH DONORS AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN 2017
SEAFDEC signed the Letter of Agreement with the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) on 14 May 2015 for the implementation of the activity. Furthermore, on 13 January 2017, FAO signed the Letter of Agreement (LoA) with SEAFDEC for the execution of the project. During the implementation of the project, SEAFDEC works together with key partners in the region and sub-regions, NGOs as well as agencies at national levels, in sharing good practices and resources for the implementation of the planned activities.
For example, in 2016, SEAFDEC and JICA reached an agreement on the scope of work and the timetable for the restoration of the M.V. Since 2016, SEAFDEC/AQD has established a partnership with the Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific (NACA) by signing the Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the exchange of information and the conduct of cooperative activities between AQD, NACA and other leading centers of NACA. with AQD as NACA's regional lead center for the Philippines. Under the MOA, twelve students from the school were assigned to AQD's FishWorld in 2017 for their on-the-job training program.
Under the MOA, the province of Southern Leyte would bear the cost of conducting the internship training for their selected technical personnel. Under the agreement between SEAFDEC/AQD and Western Philippines University (WPU), which was signed in January 2016, AQD would provide on-the-job training to students from WPU as well as conduct an evaluation upon their completion of the training.
ENHANCING SEAFDEC VISIBILITY IN 2017
- Raising SEAFDEC image at national, regional and international levels
- Enhancing communication and information sharing both within SEAFDEC and with Member and non-Member Countries, other international/
- Strengthening SEAFDEC capability in information-related activities
- Regular monitoring and evaluation of information activities
Distribution of technical and promotional materials: 104 titles (with 11,021 copies) of technical materials, and 62 titles (with 37,535 copies) of promotional materials distributed to target groups. An institutional register of the SEAFDEC Secretariat and departments was established, which could improve the accessibility of SEAFDE information. Participation of SEAFDEC officials in events organized by other organizations: 407 SEAFDEC officials participated in 241 events: 87 officials in events at regional/.
Network and cooperation mechanisms have been established (now with 50 fisheries-related organizations) to implement joint activities at national, regional and international levels. Enhanced capacity of SEAFDEC staff in information related offices (via HRD taking into account the volume and requirements of the staff concerned and during the annual ISP meetings). Enhanced financial sustainability of SEAFDEC institutional publications and information activities (through enhanced cost-reimbursement sales of technical publications and memorabilia).
Feedback on materials produced by SEAFDEC obtained (developed for education, research and information transfer through communication channels eg dedicated email etc.).
SEAFDEC REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES IN 2017
Unaudited contribution received by SEAFDEC from Member States and other funding sources for the year 2017 (in US$).
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