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TSFR having an Interview on the Radio Channel Topic "How can Thai Fishery be Sustainable"

Updated: Dec 28, 2022

On Friday, December 16th, 2022, from 2:35 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., the TSFR representative and Project Manager for the Gulf of Thailand Trawl Fishery Improvement Plan (FIP) Mr.Vorapong Iamtrakul was having an interview on the radio channel which drive the leads to the sustainability of the country, on the topic "How can Thai fishery be sustainable"


In the interview, the information has been provided on the reason of establishment of the Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR), the link of the supply chain between the Thai Feed Mill industry and how the association cope with Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing (IUU Fishing), Including the details of the Fishery Improvement Plan (FIP)that the project is currently in the implementation stage and Fishery Action Plan (FAP) has already been approved by the MarinTrust, a globally recognized standard for the sustainability of fishmeal and fish oil and Thailand is the first country in the world who coordinate with MarinTrust to develop Multi-Species assessment methodology as MarinTrust consider Thailand is a country with good information available, both the public and private sectors, and the resources of many species of aquatic animals (Multi-Species) available. Therefore, Thailand is suitable to participate in the development of this standard.

At the end of the meeting, Mr.Vorapong has emphasized that TSFR working group, the Department of Fisheries, and all stakeholders, highly expected that participation in activities under the FIP project will be an important way to restore aquatic resources, raising awareness, increase responsible fishing, and Develop trawl fishery standards that promote quality of sustainable products throughout the supply chain.


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