Fisheries Foreign Affairs Division
On 11 December 2020, Dr. Vicharn Ingsrisawang, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Fisheries, and Mrs. Chuanpid Chantarawarathit, Senior expert on Fisheries Foreign Affairs representing the Department of Fisheries attended the online seminar on the Fighting Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing — the EU's vision for healthy oceans. The seminar was held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the EU Regulation to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing. At the event, Dr.Vicharn delivered Thailand's success on the Management of Fisheries Resources and the fight against IUU fishing. Bending upon the rid of IUU fishing in Thailand, the EU-imposed yellow card was finally lifted and a green card was awarded. Many challenges Thailand encountered for the past 5 years have been a valuable lesson and beneficial to other countries. Dr. Vicharn also shared his view that in the next 10 years, he wishes the EU consider extending its cooperation to those Non-EU fishery trade partners to ensure the strengthening of combating IUU fishing.