Future Regional Fisheries Resource Survey Program of SEAFDEC
The paper informed the Workshop that a previous meeting held in MFRDMD to discuss the Collaborative Research Programme had decided that, among others, the collaborative survey in Vietnam would be the last of its kind in the South China Sea. Future collaborative surveys should be reviewed and properly planned and organized to meet the specific needs of fisheries and their development, with more committed participation by researchers from the Departments of SEAFDEC. The acoustic component for future survey should also be reviewed to include species identification and its outcome beneficial for the management and development of fisheries. Also, future projects proposals should take into consideration the transboundary fish stocks, including oceanic squids, and may need to prepare for the scrutiny of the Program Committee.