QUARTERLY REPORT NO.9 OCT.-DEC.2003 OF LOCALLY BASED COASTAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT IN PATHEW DISTRICT, CHUMPORN PROVINCE (LBCRM-PD)
The present framework of community-based fishery resources management hardly works with the Ao.Bo.To., so a major effort will be made to reorganize fishermen's groups to act as acore body in the CBFM. The project technical coordination meeting was held in Bangkok on 20-21 November 2003 and the fifth Regular Meeting was held on 8 December 2003 in Chumporn. The project phasing-out program has been making slow but steady progress. In order to improve transparency in the women's groups' activities, a simple accounting and book keeping system has been introduced. The Director ofChumporn Marine Fisheries Development Centre(CMDEC), the project counterpart organization, is resigning in March 2004 after 12 months. The regular baseline surveys have continued.