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DEPUTY CHIEF OF IFRDMD ATTENDED THE STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATION AND THE DRAFTING COMMITTEE MEETING
Activity 15 Maret 2016


Dr. Satoshi Honda, Deputy Chief of the Inland Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (IFRDMD) – SEAFDEC attended two meetings simultaneously in Bangkok. First meeting was the Stakeholders consultation on regional cooperation in sustainable fisheries development towards the ASEAN Economic Community, with theme: Combating IUU fishing and enhancing the competitiveness of ASEAN fish and fishery products (1-2 March 2016) and second meeting was the committee meeting on drafting of the joint declaration for regional cooperation in sustainable fisheries development towards the ASEAN Economic Community: Combating IUU fishing and enhancing the competitiveness of ASEAN fish and fishery products (3-4 March 2016).

These two meetings were held for developing the draft of the declaration named “Joint ASEAN-SEAFDEC Declaration on Regional Cooperation for Combating IUU Fishing and Enhancing the Competitiveness of ASEAN Fish and Fishery Products.” Main theme is the issue relating the Combating IUU fishery in the region. It contains the measures to reduce IUU fishing itself, prevent containing the fishery products supplied from IUU fishing to the commodity chains, improving the working condition of the migrant fishermen on both on the sea and also on land (factory workers), and so on. Originally, these measures are taken for the requests/demands from both EU and US. SEAFDEC intended to establish “ASEAN guidelines” including the requests and conditions from both EU and US with some other original condition. The meeting got the First Draft of Joint Declaration. (#dina mth)

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