Recent Submissions

  • Artificial reefs in Malaysia: The Malaysian experience in resource rehabilitation

    Latun, Abdul Razak bin (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    This paper discussed the experience of the Department of Fisheries Malaysia in the National Artificial Reef Programme.
  • Artificial reefs construction project in Thailand

    Jankusol, Kornwith (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • Marine parks Malaysia-management strategy

    Talib, Zulklifli bin; Karim, Abdul Khalil bin Abdul; Wagiman, Sukarno bin; Ramli, Mohd. Najob bin (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    The coral reef is one of the most and productive ecosystems in the world. It provides a variety of resources and services and thus needs to be protected. The Marine Parks Malaysia was established with the objectives of conservation and protection as well as education. The Department of Fisheries has been given the task of managing the Marine Parks Malaysia as its establishment comes under the purview of the Fishery Act 1985. In its effort to manage the Marine Parks Malaysia sustainable the Department of Fisheries has to overcome several issues related to marine protected areas. Having a multi tiered governing structure has somehow added to the complexity of managing the Marine Parks Malaysia. With the Department of Fisheries having only powers within the waters of the marine parks, issues regarding terrestrial developments need to be addressed jointly with the relevant authorities. Other issues that needed attention are with regards to the conflict of use of the Malaysia for tourism and the lack of awareness among the public regarding the importance of the marine environment. The Marine Parks Malaysia also provide sites for long term research to understand marine ecosystems and ecosystem services in developing sustainable management and to explore and evaluate options for new forms of use. Other than these issues the Department of Fisheries also strives to overcome operational and management issues in terms of capacity building and sustainable financing.
  • Resource-cultivation fisheries by artificial reefs

    Ingsrisawang, Vicharn (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • Resource enhancement strategies and stock enhancement principles

    Gallardo, Wenresti G. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • Establishment marine reserves and fish sanctuaries in the Philippines

    Velasco, Pierre Easter L. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • SEAFDEC initiatives and activities related to fishery resource enhancement

    Theparoonrat, Yuttana (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • Stock enhancement program of SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department

    Gallardo, Wenresti G. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • Country report of Vietnam

    Nguyen, Nguyen Van; Hap, Tran Duc (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    Coastal resources management initiatives in Vietnam are presented in the paper. The establishments of stationary fishing gears and artificial reefs are given emphasis in the paper.
  • Artificial reefs & marine re-stocking efforts in Singapore

    Wong, L. S.; Chou, L. M. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    Coastal resources management initiatives in Singapore are presented in the paper. The use of artificial reefs and the marine stock enhancement activities of the country are given emphasis.
  • Set net fishery (Lambaklad)

    Dickson, Alma C.; Velasco, Pierre Easter L. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    Lambaklad is one of the most feasible types of set net. It originated from Japan and its use has proliferated in Philippines. The advantages, the economic and social benefits, and the environmental importance of using lambaklad in the Philippines are discussed in the paper. Moreover, an economic aspect of setting up lambaklad is also presented.
  • A country report for the workshop on artificial reef and stationary fishing gear design and construction and marine protected area in Thailand

    Songjitsawat, Anucha (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    Coastal resources management initiatives in Thailand are presented in the paper. The use of artificial reefs, the construction of stationary fishing gears and the management of marine protected areas in the country are given emphasis.
  • Country paper of Myanmar

    Thu, U Soe; Soe, U Myint (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    The paper presents the coastal resources management initiatives in Myanmar. Moreover, policies on the management of fisheries, coastal resources and coastal environment are also discussed.
  • Coral garden & reef rehabilitation project, the establishment of marine reserves and fish sanctuaries of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Philippines

    Dickson, Alma C.; Velasco, Pierre Easter L. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    The vastness of the Philippine waters provides significant supply of food and protein as well as opportunities for development for commercial and municipal fisheries. The utilization of such immense marine resource should be geared along sustainability not only for survival, but also to the country s increasing population, environmental degradation, and the state s commitment to the Global competitiveness archetype. The establishment of non-fishing areas in marine protected areas would double fish catch in 5 years (Roberts, 2002).
  • Overview on country policies, programs experiences with artificial reefs, stationary fishing gear establishment of marine protected areas in Malaysia

    Wagiman, Sukarno bin; Karim, Abdul Khalil bin Abdul; Latun, Abd. Razak bin (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    Marine environments are typically strongly linked to the mixing of water masses and, in coastal areas they are greatly influenced by rivers and land runoff. A marine area can also be strongly influenced by activities in distant areas including those on land and at sea. Artificial reef developments are part of the government programme in Malaysia for habitat enhancement and rehabilitation, and artisanal fishing ground. A total of 99 artificial reefs have been constructed from various materials such as tires, fabricated concrete blocks and cylinders, sunken boats and PVC pipes. Another 221 artificial reefs have also been deployed in coastal waters to provide fishing ground specifically for traditional fishermen. In 1983, the Government of Malaysia initiated the establishment of Marine Parks in Peninsular Malaysia for the conservation of living marine resources. To date, waters of 2 nautical miles off the shores of 40 islands in Peninsular Malaysia have been gazetted as marine parks of Malaysia under the Fisheries Act 1985. These 40 islands are grouped into 5 marine parks and a comprehensive management plan was developed to cater for them. These plans were adopted for the day-to-day management of particular marine parks. Current management issues in these marine parks are the impacts of fisheries and tourism. All fishery activities within the marine park waters are prohibited.
  • Proceedings of the 1st regional workshop on enhancing coastal resources: Artificial reefs, stationary fishing gear design and construction and marine protected areas, 30 September - 3 October 2003, Thailand

    Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Training Department (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    The proceeding contains the papers presented at the first regional workshop on enhancing coastal resources. The papers provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the state of resource enhancement in Southeast Asia.
  • Review of coastal zone management in fisheries of Cambodia

    Serywath, Suy; Chhanty, Rous (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    The paper presents the coastal resources management initiatives in Cambodia. Moreover, policies on the management of fisheries, coastal resources and coastal environment are also discussed.
  • Towards a gender approach: Placing women at the center of fisheries community development

    Legaspi, Anselma S. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 1997)
    The paper presents the Philippine experience towards a gender approach, i.e., placing women at the center of fisheries community development. It gives the structural and historical determinants on the status of Filipino women. The government policies and programs for development and the involvement of women were highlighted particularly the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) 1993-1998, the Philippine Development Plan for Women (PDPW) and the Fishery Sector Program. The women's role in reproductive i.e., parenting and household management; productive referring to production of marketable goods and services to produce food and cash; and community service which refers to collective consumption of the community, were given emphasis in addition to the specific roles played by women in fisheries development. The needs and problems of women in their participation in fisheries activities were likewise enumerated. Some measures to address the needs and problems were recommended. It was emphasized that women's participation in development can be harnessed by institutionalizing gender-sensitivity and by providing technology and support services.
  • Encouraging coastal women participation in fisheries management in Indonesia

    Susilowati, Tuti; Yamao, Masahiro (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 1997)
    Coastal inhabitants life cycle in some areas in Indonesia are still have concerned with traditional cultural heritage. Rapidly development next to coastal land for varieties utilization could be encouraged serious threatened for the sustainability of fisheries production. Issue related fisheries resources sustainability in Indonesia actually have long been realized by part of coastal communities, where both male and female inhabitant have always respected to keep and safe the resources. The Japanese fishermen household have used to implemented an annual coastal ceremonial, locally called Nadran. In more directly touch to resources arrangement sound are represent through the traditional communities-based related fisheries management in several areas in Indonesian water includes Panglima Laot ( Sea Commander in Aceh Province; Lubuk Larangan or Prohibited Fishing areas in North Sumatera; Lebak Lebung System in South Sumatera; Sasi in Mallucas and Macera at Tempe Lake, South Sulawesi). This paper would like to explore the coastal Women ability, condition and some constrain faced for their actively participation in fishing community development in Indonesia.
  • Coastal fisheries management interrelated to environmental aspect

    Pintukanok, Ampan (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 1997)
    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.

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