SEAFDEC Alternate Council Director, who is also the Chairman of the Marine Fisheries Research and Human Resources Agency, Dr. I Nyoman Radiarta, together with the Head of Fisheries Research Center, Ms. Yayan Hikmayani, and Head of Research Centre for Marine and Fisheries Socioeconomics, Dr. Rudi Alex Wahyudin had a discussion with the Deputy Chief of IFRDMD, Mr Tomohito Shimizu, Special Departmental Coordinator, Dr Dina Muthmainnah, and six staff of SEAFDEC/IFRDMD on 22 December 2022, in Palembang, Indonesia.
In the meeting, the main programs of SEAFDEC/IFRDMD as ongoing project activities budgeted by Japan Trust Fund VI Phase 2 and Japan ASEAN Integrated Fund were presented and discussed thoroughly.
The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) strongly supports SEAFDEC/IFRDMD and suggests that future planned activities conducted in Indonesia could be in line with the MMAF program. The MMAF also supports promoting achievements to gain valuable outputs, and encourages some experts to bolster staff capacity building.