Royal Initiative Project: Coastal Fishery Resource Rehabilitation in Pattani and Narathiwat Provinces, Thailand
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The Royal Initiative Project on Coastal Fishery Resource Rehabilitation in Pattani and Narathiwat Provinces of Thailand has been implemented during 2002-2015. Five (5) types of materials are used for ARs, i.e. 707 concrete pipes, 5318 concrete blocks, 881 used train cars, 590 used cars, and 25 used military tanks. These ARs were installed in 101 fish habitats in Pattani and Narathiwat Provinces (2 fish habitats used concrete pipes, 50 fish habitats concrete blocks, 30 fish habitats train cars, 18 fish habitats cars, and 1 fish habitat used military tank). In 2015, results of the monitoring and evaluation carried out through diving survey, fishing gear survey and income survey, showed that most artificial reefs are still in good condition but some are sinking. For artificial reefs using train cars, the walls and roofs had collapsed. A total of 188 fish species were found in the artificial reefs areas. Small-scale fishers from Pattani and Narathiwat Provinces fish around the artificial reefs using hook and line, threadfin bream fish trap, fish trap, and short-bodied mackerel gill net, earning total incomes that ranged from 14, 275.38 to 110, 064.71 Baht/month. The catch rate was 31.045 kg/boat while the average income was 47, 371.20 Baht/month.
Somchanakij, H., Ruangpatikorn, N., & Awaiwanont, K. (2016). Royal Initiative Project: Coastal fishery resource rehabilitation in Pattani and Narathiwat Provinces, Thailand. In H. Kawamura, T. Iwata, Y. Theparoonrat, N. Manajit, & V. T. Sulit (Eds.), Consolidating the Strategies for Fishery Resources Enhancement in Southeast Asia. Proceedings of the Symposium on Strategy for Fisheries Resources Enhancement in the Southeast Asian Region, Pattaya, Thailand, 27-30 July 2015 (pp. 40-43). Samutprakan, Thailand: Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
fishery economics; reefs; reef fisheries; resource conservation; fishing gear; Catching methods; Habitat improvement (physical); fishery resources; artificial reefs; socioeconomic aspects; fishery surveys; species diversity; Resource surveys; artisanal fishing; coastal fisheries; Reef fish; Thailand