Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission
The sharing of management responsibility and authority between local communities and government over fisheries resources can play a major role in their improvement. The Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) funded by Spain and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has sought to establish mechanisms and build capacity for co-management in...
This case study presents an overview of the context, details the RFLP intervention, gives the results, implementation problems, and recommendations and key lessons learned of RFLP supported crab bank to enhance resource management and livelihood option for coastal communes of Cambodia.
An international consultant reviewed aquatic product certification schemes used in the region and made recommendations for an improver’s scheme called the Good Fish Code which would provide incremental incentives (provided by corporate socially responsible companies) for steps taken to promote improved co-management of inshore fisheries. The GFC includes social, biological, governance and environmental evaluation criteria.
RFLP engaged two international consultants to conduct an assessment of the sardine fishery in Zamboanga del Norte province of the Philippines and to identify priority areas to be addressed in a fishery improvement plan for the sardine fishery. The key findings and recommendations are presented in the audit report. 
RFLP engaged two international consultants to conduct an assessment of the grouper and snapper fishery in Zamboanga del Norte province of the Philippines and to identify priority areas to be addressed in a fishery improvement plan for the grouper and snapper fishery. RFLP engaged two international consultants to conduct an assessment of the grouper and snapper fishery in Zamboanga del...
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