Report of ASEAN-SEAFDEC regional technical consultation on human resource development in fisheries management
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The Regional Technical Consultation (RTC) was jointly organized by ASEAN and SEAFDEC with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in collaboration with Department of Fisheries, Cambodia, and UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project from 3 to 6 June 2004 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The RTC stressed on the need to support human resource development (HRD) aspects to the Member Countries in the implementation of the Resolution and Plan of Action adopted at the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the Millennium Conference: ‘Fish for the People’ in 2001. Special emphasis of the RTC was given to the integration of social, environmental and legal aspects in HRD for fisheries management. The RTC was held with the objectives to: 1. Clarify objectives, target groups/areas and priority requirements for HRD in fisheries management at the national level with emphasis on small-scale fisheries; 2. Clarify plans/activities to be promoted by the international/regional/national organizations concerned to fulfill the above identified requirements; and 3. Suggest steps towards development and implementation of HRD in fisheries management in line with the CCRF and implementation of the Resolution and Plan of Action.