Term of reference of the scientific working group for stock assessment on neritic tunas in the southeast asian region
Refers to the Expert Group Meeting on Regional Plan of Action on Sustainable Utilization of Neritic Tuna Resources in the Southeast Asia Waters conducted on 18-20 June 2014 in Krabi Province, Thailand, that, during the workshop one of the important outputs was the need to establish Scientific Working Group on Stock Assessment for neritic tunas in the Southeast Asian waters herein after called “SWG-Neritic tunas”. In this connection, SEAFDEC Member Countries namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam nominated their delegations to work as members of the scientific working group since October 2014. To facilitate the work of Scientific Working Group, SEAFDEC formulates the Term of Reference (ToR) to be considered and finalized by all members of the SWG at the 1st Meeting of the Scientific Working Group on Neritic Tunas Stock Assessment in the Southeast Asian Waters, 18-20 November 2014 in Malaysia. The objectives of the ToR is to ensure that the regional cooperation from AMS on the stock assessment of the neritic tunas can be effectively implemented by the SWG as well as SEAFDEC to continue support under the ToR framework after the end of the funded project.