Crab Fisheries Survey to Sustain Community-Based Economic Development: In Pakklong Sub-District, Pathew District, Chumphon Provine
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Crab fisheries survey has objectives to collect data and analyze problems to define solution to alleviate conflict of interests between fishers are using crab gill net and fishers are using collapsible crab trap. These two types of resources users heavily compete exploiting crab resources. The survey results disclose that fishers engage in crab gill net only hauled weights of average catch per trip are 24 kg per trip per respondents. 86% of fishers engage in collapsible crab trap only using crab trap with 2.5-3.5 cm net mesh size. The enlargement of bottom net mesh size of collapsible crab trip activity launches to increase responsibility of catch sized selection and releasing mature stage catch back to the sea to fishers particularly who using collapsible crab trap to sustain stocks of crab recruitment for long term utilization. This activity would aim a security of community productivity and continue fishers' job opportunity.