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Seminar TFMA TALK 2 Topic: Sustainable Fishing: Economic or Environmental Problems

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

On Monday, October 2nd, 2023, at 2:00-3:45 p.m. via Zoom Online Meeting system, the Thai Animal Feed Producers Association Organized a TFMA TALK 2 seminar on the topic of sustainable fishing: economic or environmental problems.

Topics and speakers include:

- Solving doubts about the origins of IUU fishing economic or environmental problems by Prof.Tuanthong Jutagate, Ubon Ratchathani University.

- Getting to know TSFR (Thailand Sustainable Fishery Roundtable) by Mr. Vorapong Iamtrakul, FIP Trawl Project Manager.

- Industry Trends Thai fish meal by Mr. Amnuay Auareemit President of the Thai Fishmeal Producers Association.

Prof.Tuanthong Juthaket explained the history of IUU fishing and over the years, the European Union has announced illegal fishing regulations Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU fishing) applies to countries exporting marine products to the European Union with the main purpose of controlling fishing industry at an appropriate level and avoiding overfishing, if overfishing occurs in the country's flag country effective mechanisms should be established to monitor, monitor, control, and enforce fishery regulations within their jurisdiction, ensure compliance with their Established resource and fishery protection and management measures this includes conducting research as the basis for determining various measures, this can be seen from the support of various countries for Thailand's fisheries improvement projects: With the supported of the Agricultural Research Development Agency (ARDA) budget, Thailand has prepared three FIPs, namely Thai Blue Swimming Crab FIP, Trawl Gulf of Thailand FIP, and Surrounding Nets FIP Research.

Mr. Vorpong introduced the origin and importance of establishing the TSFR working group. The goal is to implement the sustainable development project for fishing nets in the Gulf of Thailand by international resource security guidelines.

4 Steps of the FIP Project

The FIP is currently in its fourth phase and will evaluate the project's progress by the end of 2023, In addition, FIP is considered as FIP the world's first attempt to create a multi-species FIP, If you would like to learn more about this project, and can be viewed at www.tsfr. in. th

Mr. Amnuay explained that the fishmeal industry has been around for more than 50 years, with approximately 50% of fishmeal being caught for production. 400,000-500,000 tons until Thailand encountered the problem of IUU Fishing, there was only a small amount of fishmeal left. 260,000-300,000 tons only, resulting in fishmeal factories decreasing from over 100 to only 60-70. However, the fishmeal industry has given importance to the issue of resource sustainability and has always cooperated well with the Fisheries Department.

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