REPORT ON THE SIXTH REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON FISHERY STATISTICS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA BANGKOK, THAILAND 1-4 JULY 1986
1. In order to improve data collection and the fisheries statistical system in the Southeast Asian region, the SEAFDEC Training Department organized five regional workshops on fisheries statistics between 1976 and 1980. The positive outcome of these workshops was the “Fisheries Statistical Bulletin for the South Chiba Sea Area”, which has been compiled, in cooperation with the governments in the region, by the Training Department and published annually by the Secretariat since 1978. This Bulletin is recognized as a valuable source of reference on fisheries statistics in the region and is well-accepted by all organizations/agencies and personnel concerned with the management and development of fisheries in Southeast Asia. Nevertheless, there is a growing demand to improve the content of the Bulletin in order to meet the requirements of fishery administrators and researchers in the region. 2. The SEAFDEC Training Department therefore organized the Sixth Regional Workshop on Fishery Statistics in Bangkok form 1 to 4 July 1986.