Report of the Regional Workshop on Implementing the ASEAN Roadmap for Integration of Fisheries Sector
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At the invitation of the Department of Fisheries, Thailand, the Regional workshop on implementing the ASEAN Roadmap for Integration of Fisheries Sector was held from 16 to 18 January 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Workshop was organized under the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Strategic Partnership (ASSP) in collaboration with FAO and NACA, with funding support from SEAFDEC-Sida collaborative project. The Workshop was initiated to support the ASEAN Member Countries in the realization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2010 through the implementation of the Roadmap for Integration of the Priority Sectors, including fisheries, in order to further deepen and accelerate regional economic integration and enhance international competitiveness of ASEAN products. The Workshop was held with the objectives to review progress and status in the implementation of the Roadmap for the fisheries sector; develop an ASEAN common framework for the specific key issues/measures of the Roadmap; and to clarify and formulate supporting mechanism and follow-up actions to facilitate future coordination and implementation of the Roadmap.