Community-based Fisheries Management in Phang-nga Bay, Thailand. Phuket, Thailand; 14-16 February 1996

REPORTS - BOBP/REP/78

Community-based Fisheries Management in Phang-nga Bay, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand; 14-16 February 1996


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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ABSTRACT

This document reports the outcome of the Workshop aimed to build a common understanding among the key participants from the Department of Fisheries (DOF) of Thailand, the fishers and village leaders, universities and NGOs, of the importance, benefits and constraints, roles and responsibilities, and needs for flexibility in undertaking the new approach of ‘partnership in management’ under the DOF/BOBP Community-based Fisheries Management (CBFM) Project in Phang-nga Bay, Thailand.
Another objective was to build a consensus among the key participants on the objectives, issues for management and general approach for implementation of the project. Presentations on the status and trends of fishery resources, the ecology, socioeconomics, opportunities for women’s involvement, as well as fisher’s own knowledge of the Bay were presented and are contained in this document. Recommendations of the Workshop include: organization of a CBFM management framework; establishment of a revolving fund managed under the CBFM framework with funding sources from NGOs, Government of Thailand, and fishers’ profits; and provision of training and information services for awareness building. It was recommended that the priority issue to be addressed was to develop approaches and measures to effectively execute and enforce the fisher community ban on push nets and trawlers. The early results of the CBFM project after the workshop are also given.


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PART 1. REPORT OF THE WORKSHOP

SESSION 1: PRESENT CONDITIONS IN PHANG-NGA BAY FOR COMMUNITY-BASED MANAGEMENT, GOVERNMENT POLICY, GEOGRAPHIC, SOCIO-ECONOMIC, AND INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

Item 1: Policy and Progress Towards Community-based Fisheries Management in Thailand
Item 2: Geographic Considerations
Item 3: Socio-Economic and Gender Considerations
Item 4: The New Roles of Extension Organizations, Education Institutions and Fisherfolk
Item 5: Legislative Review and Implications

SESSION 2: STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMUNITY-BASED MANAGEMENT IN PHANG-NGA BAY

SESSION 3: EXPERIENCE OF NGOs AND EXTENSION WORKERS IN PHANG-NGA BAY IN BUILDING COMMUNITY-BASED FISHERIES MANAGEMENT (CBFM)

SESSION 4: FISHERFOLK PRESENTATIONS ON INITIATIVES UNDERWAY AND NEEDS FOR THE FUTURE IN PHANG-NGA BAY

Item 1: Major Initiatives that Helped to Provide a Firm Foundation for CBFM in Phang-ngn Bay
Item 2: Opportunities and Potential Roles and Responsibilities for Cooperative Management
Item 3: Experiences in Organizing Fisherfolk Groups
Item 4: Lessons From Artificial Reef Deployment

SESSION 5: WORKSHOP SUMMATION OF WHAT IS NEEDED TO ENSURE STEWARDSHIP AND AN EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE IN PHANG-NGA BAY

SESSION 6: DOF/BOBP PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND DRAFT WORKPLAN

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A. List of Participants
APPENDIX B. Agenda and Timetable
APPENDIX C. List of Acronyms


PART 2. AFTER THE WORKSHOP: EARLY RESULTS OF THE CBFM PROJECT

PART 3. PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE WORKSHOP:pdf

The Policy of the Department of Fisheries for Community-based Fisheries Management (P Suraswadi)pdf

Status of Coastal Fisheries in Phang-nga Bay and Current Issues for Management (J. Pimoljinda)pdf

Status of Marine Fishery Resources in the Andaman Sea (S. Chullasorn)pdf

Environmental Factors Influencing the Health and Productivity of Phang-nga Bay (P. Limpsaichol, S. Khokiattiwong, N. Bussarawit, and I. Sojisuporn)pdf

Community Structure and Biomass of Seagrass Beds in Phang-nga Bay and the Andaman Sea. I. Mangrove-Associated Seagrass Beds (S. Poovachiranon and H. Chansang)pdf

Socio-Economic Condition of Small-scale Fishing Communities vis-a-vis Community-based Fishery Management in Phang-nga Bay (P. Boonchuwong)pdf

Opportunities for Women’s Participation in Community-based Fisheries Management in Phang-nga Bay (R.Tokrisna)pdf

Revision to the Thai Fisheries Law and Opportunities for Community-based Fisheries Management (C. Karnjanakesorn and S. Yen-eng)pdf

Fishermen Income and Community-based Fishery Management: Options for Improving Incomes of Fishing Communities in Phang-nga Bay (K. Juntarashote)pdf

The New Role of Extension Workers in Phang-nga Bay Under a Community-based Management Regime: Exchanging Scientific Information for Better Community Decision-making (K. Juntarashote)pdf

Meeting the Infrastructure Needs of Fishing Communities in Phang-nga Bay (S. Supongpan)pdf

Current Problems in Fisheries Cooperatives in Phang-nga Bay: Options for Strengthening Cooperatives for Implementing Community-based Fisheries Management (S. Supongpan)pdf

Community-based Coastal Fisheries Management in Asia and the Pacific (M. Hotta)pdf

Population Issues and Access to Institutional Credit in Relation to Community-based Fisheries Management and Development (U. Tietze)pdf

Community-based Fisheries Management in Japan (T. Yamamoto) pdf

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