The Institution of the Set net Fisher Group for the Development of Sustainable Coastal Fisheries Management: The Case of Rayong Province, Thailand
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Main objective of the study is to describe the set net fishers group functioning in set net fisheries management. The group function is focused on practicing in the group administrative affair and management with cooperative principle. The finding results found that the set net fishers group had two major functions. One is in capturing and harvesting activities. Other is related to the group administrative affair. Considering capturing and harvesting activities, the group members had chiefly participated in hauling net for harvest, maintenance and repair net and selling fishes on beach. Considering on administrative affair function, large number of the group member joined the group meeting, looked for new member to join the group, and helped developing the group system. The future group development might threaten by uncertain yield served to market demand, conflict of the group member’s opinion, etc. A solution solved threats of the future group development might need an official announcement on the set net fishing areas, and more number of set net group in order to establish network.