Coordination between crab trap and crab gill nets fisheries: Change and adjustment of fishing gear for responsible fisheries projects to contribute locally based coastal resource management
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Crab fisheries in Tambol Pakklong composed of collapsible crab trap and crab gill net fishers. Collapsible crab trap fishers were classified into three sub-categories by size of wire. These were small sized wire, large sized wire, and both engaged in small and large sized wires. Crab gill net fishers were categorized into three sub-categories by depth of sea water. These were fishers operated in deep sea areas, in shallow sea areas, and both deep and shallow sea areas. Landing survey team reported the data collection from collapsible crab trap and crab gill net that Catch per Unit of Effort (CPUE) of total species composition were 33.98 g/trap and 1.09kg/net. However, fishers engage in crab gill net and collapsible crab trap have conflict of utilizing blue swimming crab in the same fishing ground areas. Marine Fisheries Institute, Department of Fisheries (DOF) formulates Change and Adjustment of Fishing Gear for Responsible Fisheries Project to alleviate severe conflict among small-scale fishers. Main objective of this project is to enhance aquatic resources particular increase of marketable sized catch exploitation and un-utilizing fertilized crab. DOF provides net, which has mesh size about 4 inches to subsidize collapsible crab trap fishers. This 4 inches mesh size net will be used to replace bottom net of crab trap, which mesh size is 1 inch.
Petchkamnerd, J., Suanrattanachai, P., & Auimrod, S. (2003). Coordination between crab trap and crab gill nets fisheries: Change and adjustment of fishing gear for responsible fisheries projects to contribute locally based coastal resource management. In Proceedings of the Toward Further Development of Coastal Resource Management: Lessons gained through Locally Based Coastal Resource Management in Pathew District, Chumporn Province, Thailand (pp. 123-130). Samut Prakan, Thailand: Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.