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IFRDMD ATTENDS THE REGIONAL TECHNICAL CONSULTATION
Activity 14 Juni 2016


juniThe Regional Technical Consultation on a Regional Approach to the Implementation of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication was organized by SEAFDEC on 7 – 9 June 2016, in Century Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. Attended by representatives from Experts on small-scale fisheries from the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Member Countries namely; Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam; Representative from the ASEAN Secretariat; Partners: “Too Big to Ignore (TBTI)”, FAO; Representatives from international, regional organizations, institution, and civil-society/small-scale fisheries associations, etc.; and Representatives from SEAFDEC Secretariat and concerned Departments. Dr. Dina Muthmainnah was a representative from SEAFDEC/IFRDMD attending the Meeting.

At least 40% of the world’s total fish production is produced by small-scale fisheries (SSF) andjuni2 SSF plays a vital role in ensuring food security in the developing countries including the Southeast Asian region. 60% of the total food fish production is provided by the developing countries, and they have been a major source of animal protein, income and employment for many peoples, and more than 2.5 billion people rely on fish for their dietary protein requirements. After reviewing the ASEAN Member Country’s Profiles for Small-scale Fisheries, the Meeting made the group discussion and brainstorming session about Characterization of small-scale fisheries and definitions as indicated in national rules and regulations; Government policies and programs for the development of small-scale fisheries; and Rights, obligations, and implications for the implementation of the SSF Guidelines including constitutional rights. (#dina_mth).

 

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