Learnings of the Third Phase of the Bay of Bengal Programme for Coastal Fisheries Management, 1994-1999

REPORTS - BOBP/REP/85

Learnings of the Third Phase of the Bay of Bengal Programme for Coastal Fisheries Management, 1994-1999

by
G. L. Preston
Fisheries Consultant Gillett, Preston and Associates Inc.
Y. S. Yadava
Fisheries Development Commissioner Government of India


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMME Chennai, India 2000

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PREFACE

This report describes and documents the lessons and learnings from the Third Phase of the Bay of Bengal Programme for Coastal Fisheries Management (BOBP) (1994-1999). It was prepared by two consultants, Dr Garry Preston and Dr. Y.S. Yadava, who over a period of three months reviewed BOBP literature (including the work of national consultants who documented the learn ings for each country), visited member countries and project sites, held discussions with national project coordinators and BOBP staff. The two consultants divided the member countries among themselves for project visits.

The report discusses the issues concerning coastal management in the light of the Programme’s objectives and the lessons that emerged. The issues are discussed from the Programme’s standpoint as well as the standpoint of member-countries. The consultants have outlined their conclusions and recommendations. Appendices to the main report include summaries of the lessons from each country prepared by seven national consultants.

The BOBP is a multi-agency regional fisheries programme which covers seven countries around the Bay of Bengal Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, SriLanka, Thailand . The Programme plays a catalytic and consultative role in developing coastal fisheries management in the Bay of Bengal to improve the conditions of small-scale fisherfolk in member-countries.


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PREFACE
FOREWORD

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. STUDY RATIONALE AND METHODOLOGY

2.1 Introduction
2.2 BOBP
2.3 The Study
2.4 Observations at the national level

3. LESSONS AND ISSUES

3.1 General
3.2 The participatory approach to coastal fisheries management

3.2.1 Participatory vs. centralised systems of fisheries management
3.2.2 Initiation and maintenance of participatory management
3.2.3 Costs and cost-effectiveness of participatory management
3.2.4 Technical interventions
3.2.5 Expected results of fishery management

3.3 BOBP

3.3.1 Programme goals
3.3.2 Human and financial resources
3.3.3 Time-frame
3.3.4 Awareness-raising
3.3.5 Information dissemination
3.3.6 Gender issues
3.3.7 Addressing large-scale issues
3.3.8 Regional approach
3.3.9 Advocacy and leverage

3.4 BOBP member countries

3.4.1 Financial resources
3.4.2 Human resources
3.4.3 Incompatible functions
3.4.4 Involvement of NGOs
3.4.5 Adoption of the BOBP approach
3.4.6 Future requirements

4. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

APPENDICESpdf

Appendix 1 : Terms of reference for the study
Appendix 2 : Names and Terms of Reference of National Consultants
Appendix 3 : Information framework
Appendix 4 : Country summary - Bangladesh
Appendix 5 :Country summary - India
Appendix 6 : Country summary - Indonesia
Appendix 7 : Country summary - Malaysia
Appendix 8 : Country summary - Maldives
Appendix 9 : Country summary - Sri Lanka
Appendix 10: Country summary - Thailand

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