Overview of Fishing Activities In the Pakklong Sub-district Coastal Area, Pathew District, Chumporn Province
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This investigation on fishing ground, fishing season and ECPU (estimated catch per unit) for each gear used by Pakklong fishermen was carried out from March to August 2002 and compiled from interviewing local fishermen. All of the information is useful for sustainable resource management, The overall results indicate their seasonal change and what influences their recurring seasonal change, It was found that there were 7 categories comprising 24 types of fishing gear. There were 4 main types of fishing gear, which included squid cast net, squid trap, crab gill net and collapsible crab trap. In defining fishing ground, it was considered that Tham Thong bay, Thung Maha bay and around Lang Island were particulary favoued for fishing operation. The changing of fishing ground, fishing gear and ECPU were caused by three main factors; restricted fishing period, sea condition under local climatic atmosphere and situation of fisheries resources in the area.