Background of SEAFDEC and ASEAN
Yaacob, Ku Kassim Ku
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The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) is an intergovernmental agency established in 1967. The members o f SEAFDEC include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR and Vietnam. Japan is also a member of SEAFDEC and acts as main donor. Its mandate is to promote fisheries development in Southeast Asia, and assist member countries to develop fisheries potential for the improvement of food supply in the region through training, research and dissemination of information.