10-14 June 2019 | Shangri-La Hotel | Bangkok, Thailand

Field Trips

Field Trips

Please Note: The field trip programs are subject to change and has limited availability. Field trips offered on Wednesday 12 June are FREE with a full conference pass or Wednesday day pass. The field trip on Friday 14 June will require additional purchase. Check back periodically for updates.

Wednesday Morning Field Trips

Thailand Department of Fisheries Monitoring Center

Sponsored by Thailand Department of Fisheries
Wednesday 12 June  
 •  07:00 – 10:45
Cost: FREE with Full Conference Pass

Join fellow Summit attendees for a visit to the Thailand Department of Fisheries monitoring center (FMC). The FMC is the principal unit for monitoring and surveillance of Thai fishing vessels fishing in Thai waters and beyond. The FMC monitors the activities of fishing vessels through the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and supports inspection and enforcement activities by supplying intelligence and providing support to the various involved agencies. The FMC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Field trip is free and limited to 30 people. Sign up through registration.


Thai Union Innovation Center

Sponsored by Thai Union
Wednesday 12 June  
 •  07:00 – 10:45
Cost: FREE with Full Conference Pass

Join fellow Summit attendees for a visit to the Thai Union Global Innovation Center which is driven by a deep exploration of outside-the-box ideas, and a culture of challenging assumptions and intensive problem solving. There will be a walking tour around the center penthouse and the basement of the building. Attendees will also see the pilot plant where Thai Union is testing innovations in semi-manufacturing scale. Field trip is free and limited to 30 people. Sign up through registration.


Questions? Please contact Aly Stanton – astanton@divcom.com

Friday Field Trip

Samut Sakhom PIPO Center Visit and Processing Plant

Sponsored by Thai Union
Friday 14 June  
 •  08:00 – 17:00
Cost: $99

Join fellow attendees on an all day field trip. The first stop will be a tour at the Department of Fisheries Port in Port Out (PIPO) center in Samut Sakhon. Within Thailand’s 22 coastal provinces, there are 30 Port in Port out (PIPO) control centers and 21 Forward Inspection Points (FIPs) established under the command of the Command Center for Combating Illegal Fishing (CCCIF).   All commercial fishing vessels, 30 GT and over, are required to report to a PIPO center upon porting in (to check document, vessel, catch and crew) and porting out (to check document, vessel and crew).  Each center embodies representatives from the Ministry of Labor, the Marine Department and the Department of Fisheries, and the Royal Thai Navy. Supervised by a naval officer, this autonomous integrative party is responsible for regulating, controlling and legally enforcing fishing vessels as they are leaving ports before fishing and entering port after fishing.  They take parts principally in port inspections of both fishing vessels and catch landing in order to control fishing vessel operators in all levels regarding their fishing activities and marine catch. PIPO centers play a role in ensuring that all targeted fishing vessels shall be certain to be properly monitored electronically, to be with all relevant legal documents, to have correct and precise fishing gears and supplementary equipment of the vessels, and to be free of any suspicious labor violation issues.

After visiting the Department of Fisheries PIPO Center, attendees will enjoy a seafood lunch at a local restaurant.

The next stop will be at the Thai Union Feedmill in Samut Sakhon which has been producing and selling aquatic animal feed since 2000. The Feedmill has been producing and exporting shrimp feed, freshwater fish feed, marine fish feed and extruded feed. There will be a tour around the plant to view production as well as a viewing of shrimp trial ponds.


Questions? Please contact Aly Stanton – astanton@divcom.com

Please Note: The field trip programs are subject to change and has limited availability. Field trips offered on Wednesday 12 June are free with a full conference pass or Wednesday day pass. The field trip on Friday 14 June will require additional purchase. Check back periodically for updates.

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