Community involvement in fisheries management: Experiences in the Gulf of Thailand countries
AbstractThis paper examines the involvement of coastal communities in fisheries management among the countries of the Gulf of Thailand--Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Initiatives to decentralize management to local governing bodies, to utilize traditional management methods and to engage in community agreements to protect local resources are explored. An examination of recent experiences indicates some movement toward more local involvement in management. However, the study also leads to several suggestions for the future: in Vietnam and Cambodia, there is a need for significant legislation to control fisheries operations and greater clarity of the role of communities in management; in Malaysia, there is an overall need for more support to local fisheries management; and in Thailand, the need is for greater support of local-level enforcement and monitoring activities.
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Volume (Year): 34 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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Small-scale fisheries Community-based management Co-management Participatory management Coastal management Coastal communities;
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