Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Lessons learned note: Procuring boats for community use.

Category Regional Best Practices

Donor funded fisheries development projects frequently procure and donate fishing boats to fishers. The process however is often fraught with issues and difficulties which go far beyond boat design. This document provides lessons learned  (good and bad) from the field activities of an FAO executed fishery project on boat procurement in Cambodia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. These lessons learned should be of benefit to other projects.