“ASEAN Fisheries Education Network” (ASEAN-FEN) consists a team of university-based consortia representing the fisheries and aquaculture oriented institutions within the Southeast Asia region. ASEAN-FEN was established by agreement of its principal members namely Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (Malaysia), Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia), Can Tho University (Vietnam), Nong Lam University (Vietnam), Kasetsart University (Thailand), Prince of Songkla University (Thailand), Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya (Thailand) and Universitas Air Langga (Indonesia) for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the fisheries and aquaculture sector through education, research, and public outreach in the region. The ASEAN-FEN supports and facilitates activities of educators, scientists, and agencies responding to local, regional, national, and international issues on fisheries and aquaculture.
ASEAN-FEN has expanded its initial institutional members from 8 in 2011 to 16 in 2015. ASEAN-FEN proposed the first 9 initial “working” universities as the principal members and the remaining, as well as future members, as associate members in order to facilitate better management and communication with other fisheries and aquaculture network in both ASEAN and the EU region. Currently ASEAN-FEN comprised of 9 core and 7 associate institutional members respectively from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, through ASEAN-FEN as a platform, will lead and coordinate an EU Fund Horizon 2020 with ASEAN-FEN members, with collaboration from Ghent University, Belgium.