BI-ANNUAL PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT OF THE LOCALLY BASED COASTAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT IN PATHEW DISTRICT(LBCRM-PD)
As a whole, the project has progressed on the right track compatibly with the project design. It was decided that the project operation will be terminated as its first phase with the budget input ofTR-1 at the end of 2004. Meanwhile, the second phase of the project commenced in middle of 2004 with a new budget input of TR-4, which includes the final project evaluation of the phase I and the new project formulation for the phase II. A shortage of manpower within the project staff of SEAFDEC/TD is foreseen and new recruitment is imminently necessary to expand the scope of the work. Re-organization of the fishermen core groups has hardly progressed and is a major task to be tackled in the next phase. The oceanographic and environmental surveys have been successfully carried out by CM with periodic monitoring by D. This is an area that can be phased out soon.