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Post survey meeting held in Yangon, Myanmar

20/02/2019

The EAF-Nansen Programme organized a post survey meeting for the third leg of the surveys with Dr. Fridtjof Nansen in 2018, in Yangon from 19-21 February 2019. Participants from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, IMR and FAO met to discuss the main findings, finalize the survey reports and discuss further analysis of the samples and data collected during the survey. Regional issues and how the results can be used in future management was also discussed and  needs for capacity development were identified. U Khin Maung Maw, Director General of the Department of Fisheries delivered an opening speech highlighting the appreciation for the support provided by the EAF-Nansen Programme in organizing a marine ecosystem survey in the BOBLME regions and its transboundary approach.