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Facilitating Fisheries Information Gathering through CBRM/Co-management in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR

Local meeting at the pilot site, Banmai Namprakan village, Khammouan Province

Under the project on Facilitating Fisheries Activities Information Gathering through Community-based Resources Management/Co-management, SEAFDEC carried out new activities in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR starting with the conduct of baseline survey at the project site in Banmai Namprakan Village, Hinboun District on 19-22 December 2016.

Carried out by SEAFDEC team comprising Mr. Isao Koya, Assistant Japanese Trust Fund Project Manager, and socio-economic group from SEAFDEC/TD led by Dr. Yuttana Theparoonrat, the survey came up with recommendations that were used as basis for developing the workplan of the activities. Specifically, the planned activities include: 1) Establishment of Fisheries Management Committee; 2) Implementation of statistics and marketing surveys; and 3) Supporting activities of Fisheries Management Committee (aquaculture and fish processing techniques). After the official launching of the activities, the SEAFDEC team proceeded with the establishment of the Fisheries Management Committee (FMC) as well as transferred the knowledge on co-management/community-based fisheries management to the local people at the project site on 27-31 March 2017. These activities are part of the 3-year workplan for 2017-2019.