SEAFDEC bids farewell to Mr. Kenji Matsumoto
After serving as Deputy Chief of the Training Department (TD) and concurrent Deputy Secretary-General of SEAFDEC since April 2010, Mr. Kenji Matsumoto has completed his assignment at SEAFDEC in March 2013. During his term, Mr. Matsumoto played significant roles particularly in driving the implementation of projects supported by the Japanese Trust Fund towards achieving its objectives in enhancing sustainable fisheries production from the region. The farewell reception to honor the completion of Mr. Matsumoto's task with SEAFDEC was arranged on 22 March at the premises of TD in Samut Prakan.
Intergovernmental Forum on Live Reef Food Fish Trade
SEAFDEC co-organized with the Coral Triangle Initiative-Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF), the Intergovernmental Forum on Live Reef Food Fish Trade (LRFFT) from 31 January to 1 February 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The forum brought together senior officials and heads of fisheries agencies of the relevant countries to share and synergise strategies and identify solutions to support the development and sustainability of LRFFT industry in each country and for the region as a whole.
Working Group Meeting for establishment of new SEAFDEC Department
SEAFDEC convened a Working Group Meeting on 24-25 January 2013 in Palembang, Indonesia to discuss issues relevant to the establishment of a new SEAFDEC Department on inland fisheries in Indonesia. The Working Group comprised the Secretary-General Dr. Chumnarn Pongsri and officials of the Secretariat, the Special Departmental Coordinators from respective SEAFDEC Departments, experts on inland fisheries (from Lao PDR, Thailand and MRC/Fisheries Programme), as well as the National Coordinator and relevant officers of Indonesia.
Sweden commits SEK 48 million for 2013-2017
On 5 March 2013, the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) committed SEK 48 million for its continued cooperation with SEAFDEC in support of fisheries and habitat management, climate change and social well-being in Southeast Asia, covering the period of five years from 2013.
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