PROCEEDING OF THE REGIONAL SEMINAR ON INTEGRATED COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT APPROACHIN SOUTHEAST ASIAN ; REVIEW OF THE ICRM-SV PROJECT (26 – 27 January 2010)
Under the ASEAN-SEAFDEC collaborative framework and with funding support from the Japanese Trust Fund (JTF), the SEAFDEC Training Department has been implementing projects on coastal fishery resources management (CRM) since 2001 with the first project conducted in Pathew District, Chumphon Province, Thailand in collaboration with Department of Fisheries (DOF) of Thailand. The first pilot project was originally named the “Locally-based Coastal Fishery Management in Pathew District (LBCFM-PD)”, which was renamed in 2005 as the “Integrated Coastal Resources Management in Pathew District (ICRMPD)” under the 2nd phase of the CRM project. When tangible outcomes were reported at various SEAFDEC Program Committee Meetings, several SEAFDEC Member Countries proposed that the knowledge and experiences gained from the project’s operation in Thailand should be disseminated to other countries in Southeast Asia. Responding to such requests, SEAFDEC started the 2nd pilot project in Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia in August 2003 in collaboration with Department of Fisheries (DOF) Malaysia.