Awareness Building and Participatory Approaches in Ongoing Pilot Projects for Community-based Fisheries Management in Thailand
The problem of fisheries regulation is essentially one of assigning property right to a scarce resource. Community-based, self-regulatory management regimes based upon exclusive use rights accorded to artisanal fishermen are regarded as a key factor in this search for an effective, more sustainable natural resource utilization in Thailand. Community-based Management (CBM) as strategy emphasizes the significance of considering or specify a particular local or setting where people-resources interaction takes place. This paper describes the substantial factors that influence the fishermens awareness toward the new regime of the coastal fisheries management, and the advance and difficulties of operational methods in ongoing pilot projects for promoting CBM in the coastal fishing communities.
Boonchuwong, P. (1997). Awareness building and participatory approaches in ongoing pilot projects for community-based fisheries management in Thailand. In Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Coastal Fisheries Management Based on Southeast Asian Experiences, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 19-22 November 1996 (pp. 188-197). Samut Prakarn, Thailand: Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.