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Stakeholders' Meeting on Trawl Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) in Thailand

On Thursday 19th May, 2022 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at The Landmark Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok. Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR) held a Stakeholders' Meeting on Trawl Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) in Thailand with the objective of communicating project progress information to stakeholders in the supply chain and hearing their opinions are:

- Results of the latest assessment of the status of trawl fisheries in the Gulf of Thailand in 2022 compared to the latest MarinTrust Standard (Re-assessment).

- Fishery Action Plan (FAP) 2022.

- Progress and results of the Fishery Improvement Project, which have been Continued grants from The Agricultural Research Development Agency (Public Organization) or ARDA during the first yea.

With the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Fisheries presided over the opening of the meeting which received cooperation from representatives of various agencies related government, private sector, academic department in giving opinions on the implementation plan for fisheries management in the Gulf of Thailand, especially approved by the Department of Fisheries which is responsible for issuing the announcement and fisheries measures.

The deputy director-general of the Department of Fisheries explained that from the number of catches from 2014 (before receiving the yellow card) until 2021 in both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, it was found that the number of catches has increased in a gradual manner Therefore, the management context from upstream to downstream must be balanced and equitable. Today's marine resources are improving, There has been a resurgence and the level must be maintained and thank you to the initiators of the 8 Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR) associations for working with the Department of Fisheries, The Department of Fisheries is pleased to cooperate in developing the Fishery Action Plan this time.

Next steps:

1) The data obtained from the opinions of stakeholders in the supply chain are analyzed for additional information in the Fishery Action Plan (FAP).

2) Consult the Department of Fisheries to come up with a solution Fishery Action Plan (FAP)

3) Submit the Fishery Action Plan (FAP) guidelines to MarinTrust as information for experts to review the progress of the project.

4) Conduct research projects with ARDA during the second yea.

Dissemination and Public Relations Group, Department of Fisheries

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