Report of the Third Sub-regional Consultative Workshop of the Joint Fisheries Management around the Southern Andaman Sea
The 3rd Sub-Regional Consultative Meeting on the Joint Fisheries Management around the Southern Andaman Sea was organized in Bangkok, Thailand from 21 to 22 November 2017. The meeting was attended by country representative from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The Meeting took note of the works undertaken by SEAFDEC supported by SEAFDEC-Sweden Project in relation to activities to strengthen cooperation in managing fisheries resources in the Southeast Asian Region including South Andaman Sea. The Meeting was informed that Thailand and Myanmar had met the previous week at the forum of Northern Andaman Sea and it would therefore be preferable if the Southern Andaman Sea could develop a similar approach as the Northern. The objective of the meeting were to: 1) review and provide an update on recent developments and actions being implemented by Indonesia (North Sumatra), Malaysia (Langkawi, Kedah, Penang), Thailand (Satun), SEAFDEC, FAO/BOBLME and other partners around the Southern Andaman Sea, 2) identify directions on priority trans-boundary action points for future action (2018-2019), 3) provide a venue for Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to continue dialogue and to develop coordinated efforts to apply RPOA-Fishing Capacity including implementation of MCS network and 4) identify further needs to develop joint actions plans including joint arrangements to monitor and control fishing effort.