Department Chiefs meet in Bangkok

p1 AQD Chief Dr. JD Toledo, Deputy Chief, Dr. H Ogata and Ms. B Acosta attended the Department Chiefs’ meeting held last 9 February 2009 in Bangkok. SEAFDEC activities that require collaboration among the Secretariat and the different Departments were discussed in the meeting.

These include the preparations for the 41st meeting of the SEAFDEC council which is scheduled to be held in Fukuoka, Japan this April and the final revisions for the Concept Proposal on the ASEAN-SEAFDEC conference on sustainable fisheries development towards 2020.

The meeting participants also discussed the new program framework and guidelines on SEAFDEC Intellectual Property Rights which will be proposed and endorsed for approval by the SEAFDEC Council.

Other issues discussed were information related matters and follow-up actions from the 31st Program committee meeting and the 11th Fisheries consultative group Meeting of SEAFDEC.

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