Guidelines and Standard Method of Data Collection Indicators for Fisheries Management in Myanmar
Fisheries development in the ASEAN region has been confronted with various concerns notably over-exploitation of the limited resources, which results in the degradation of the fishery resources. Moreover, excessive fishing capacity, use of irresponsible fishing practices, conflicts among the various stakeholders, and lack of appropriate regulatory system for fisheries are among the various factors that contribute to the deterioration of the fishery resources. In order to address such concerns, the governments of the countries in the region have been promoting sustainable fisheries resources management over the past two decades. The global Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) as well as by the Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region adopted during the ASEANSEAFDEC Millennium Conference on “Fish for the People” in November 2001 have been used as frameworks in the countries’ efforts towards sustainable fisheries management.