Stakeholder Consultation Meeting in Trat Province on Area and Season Closure Management
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (“FAO”) and the Department of Fisheries, Thailand has signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) for the execution of the GEF supported project “Strategies for trawl fisheries by‐catch management” (REBYC‐II CTI; GCP /RAS/269/GFF). Thailand by the Department of Fisheries. The Marine Fisheries Research and Development Bureau are implementing the project in two areas of the Gulf of Thailand. Prachuab Kiri Khan and Chumphon is the first site and the focus of the work is on the enlargement of codend mesh sizes for trawlers. The Central Gulf Marine Fisheries Research and Development Center (CMDEC), located in Chumphon is taking the lead research role for these experiments. The second site is in Trat province, where management measures for closed areas and closed seasons are being established to protect fish larvae and spawners. The Eastern Marine Fisheries Research and Development (EMDEC), located in Rayong province is leading this works In this connection, the Division of the Marine Fisheries Research and Development would like to consult fishers and fishing gear owners on the likely impact on social and economic issues if management measuresare implementedin AoTrat. At the same time the DOF will gather ideas, problems and assess stakeholder willingness to cooperate inarea and season closures for fisheries management to ensurea balanced approach to sustainable development for all
Mala Supongpan, iyachok Sinananandand, and Tiwarat Sinananand. (2015). Stakeholder Consultation Meeting in Trat province on Area and Season Closure Management. samut Prakarn: Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
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