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Meeting to Discuss Guidelines for Developing Fisheries Standards for Multi-species fish

Updated: Aug 2

On Monday 25th July 2022 from 1:30 - 5:00 PM. At the Department of Fisheries, the Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR) working group led a representative from MarinTrust to meet with the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Fisheries to discuss guidelines for developing Fisheries Standards Multi-species fish with the Department of Fisheries, It was organized as a Hybrid Meeting and was attended by representatives of the Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR) from 8 associations and representatives from Departments within the Department of Fisheries, Experts, and Research Advisory Panel, Project Researcher representative and representatives from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources.

According to the Thailand Sustainable Fishery Roundtable (TSFR) working group implemented a project on developing sustainable trawl fisheries in the Gulf of Thailand in accordance with international standards with the Department of Fisheries and the International Standards Agency MarinTrust to promote and develop the country's fisheries, which are the raw materials of the shrimp and seafood industry supply chain, to be responsible and sustainable according to international standards. which the working group The revised Fishery Action Plan (FAP) has been presented to relevant departments within the Department of Fisheries, Experts, and Research teams to consider the plan.

MarinTrust, an agency that assesses and co-develops guidelines for the development of Fisheries Standards for Multi-species fish, has traveled to Thailand to discuss and exchange ideas on the draft action plan, The comments at the meeting on the draft Fishery Action Plan (FAP) were as follows:


From Thai experts

1. Information on some issues, such as ETP Species, Ecosystem, has been collected additional information, from previous assessments such as fishing logbooks, however, there is no formal reporting system for data collection. Therefore, It is proposed the Department of Fisheries add more information to the Department of Fisheries Annual Report.

2. The Thai working group has little experience in drafting the Fishery Action Plan (FAP), so there may be some confusion.


From the representative of the MarinTrust standard

1. There is continuous improvement in the improvement of trawl fishing

2. The writing of the Fishery Action Plan (FAP) is unclear on some issues, such as the details of each activity under the plan, and the timing of the implementation is unclear.

3. Some activities under the draft plan The details of the operation have not yet been written.

4. The Fishery Action Plan (FAP) should be reformatted MarinTrust is pleased to submit the form to the working group.


From the meeting, MarinTrust suggested that a workshop meeting be held Assess high-risk species for those involved on July 26th-27th, 2022. The Department of Fisheries will assign responsible officers in this regard to attend meetings with MarinTrust.


Dissemination and Public Relations Group, Department of Fisheries

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