SEAFDEC Annual Report 2021
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The progress and achievements of SEAFDEC through the programs and activities undertaken in 2021 were summarized in this SEAFDEC Annual Report 2021. The programs implemented by SEAFDEC were in line with the priority needs and policy directives of the Member Countries that were conveyed through the SEAFDEC Council and the SEAFDEC Program Committee, and were categorized into: 1) Projects under the Fisheries Consultative Group of the ASEAN–SEAFDEC Strategic Partnership (FCG/ASSP) Mechanism (16 projects); Departmental Programs (10 programs); and Other Programs (5 programs). Moreover, these programs had also been aligned with the “SEAFDEC Strategies Towards 2030” adopted by the SEAFDEC Council in 2017, comprising six Strategies, namely: 1) Securing the sustainability of fisheries to contribute to food security, poverty alleviation and livelihood of people in the region; 2) Supporting the sustainable growth of aquaculture to complement fisheries and contribute to food security, poverty alleviation and livelihood of people in the region; 3) Ensuring the food safety and quality of fish and fishery products for the Southeast Asian region; 4) Enhancing trade and compliance of the region’s fish and fishery products with market requirements; 5) Addressing cross cutting issues, such as labor, gender and climate change, related to international fisheries; and 6) Empowering SEAFDEC to strengthen its roles in the region and to improve its services for the Member Countries.
SEAFDEC. (2022). SEAFDEC Annual Report 2021. Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Bangkok, Thailand; 124 p