Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
Mr. Pavarot Noranarttragoon is a fisheries biologist working for the Department of Fisheries in Thailand. He holds a PhD in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management. He has been working in the field of marine fisheries management since 2004 and combats illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
In addition to his work for the Department of Fisheries, Mr. Pavarot also works with several international organizations. He is involved in fisheries resources management in the South China Sea through the Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and the Indian Ocean through the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC). He is also an FAO Consultant in fisheries biology, university lecturer in fisheries management and bio-economic modeling, and a supervisory committee member overseeing graduate students in leading universities.
During his fellowship year, he will focus on fisheries management systems currently being implemented in the US, particularly the fish catch quota system; Monitoring, Control and Surveillance system, (the vessel monitoring system can be used as a tool to eliminate trafficking and forced labor in fishing); and international legal frameworks. Additionally, he will focus on the US Presidential Task Force on Combating IUU fishing and Seafood Fraud, since the US is the greatest importer of Thailand’s fish products.