Coastal fisheries management interrelated to environmental aspect
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Fisheries have played a dominant role as foreign exchange earner of Thailand s economy. Illegal practices, in particular, have caused damage in reefs, the marine habitats for living and non living organisms. Degraded coral reefs loss the diversification in species and decline a number of catch. A National Coral Reef Strategy for Thailand was developed to manage coral reefs according to their different ecological and economic values in order to maintain a balance of uses. Zonation of reefs was provided along with measures given for controlling an environmental impact. Likewise, public awareness building was suggested to satisfy a gap of implementation caused by lack of law enforcement.
Pintukanok, A. (1997). Coastal fisheries management interrelated to environmental aspect. In Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Coastal Fisheries Management Based on Southeast Asian Experiences, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 19-22 November 1996 (pp. 313-321). Samut Prakarn, Thailand: Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.