Monitoring and evaluation Co-management in Nam Oon Dam

Date: 14-18 November 2016
Venue: Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand

1. To monitor catch data from logbook recording by fishers themselves,
2. To monitor fisheries management measures during close season of Nam Oon Reservoir,
3. To monitor fish processing product in the community operated by womens group,
4. To monitor on the fish species at the landing site.


SEAFDEC team, DOF staff and Fisheries Patrol unit of Nam Oon Dam had a discussion at Nam Oon Dam Fishery Management Unit about the objectives of this trip. The trip would visit two landing site at Ban Dong Kham Pho and Ban Kud Takap in early morning with the aim to observe the fish catch composition from the fishing operation in Nam Oon Dam.

We found two fishers who use gill net fishing gear. They set the gill net in the evening and harvested in the morning. Most of catch was Tilapia. They sell their catch to the villager at house by themselves and sometimes sell to middlemen when their catch is high volume. Moreover, we have discussed with the middlemen at Ban Dong Kham Pho about fish product. The middlemen explained that they bought fish product from the aquaculture in Banglen, Nakorn Prathom Province to serve as raw material for making fish processing product due to the fish product from Nam Oon Dam is insufficiency for consumption in the community. Moreover, SEAFDEC visited landing site at Ban Kud Takap community and met a fisher who coming back from fishing by using longline fishing gear. The fish catch fish species was Clown featherback and sold in the village.

Furthermore, the trip would visit fish processing group in order to share knowledge on group management and marketing for fish processing product. The Fish Processing Group was established at Ban Donh Kham Pho consisted of 30 members. The fish species mostly are Clown featherback and lipped barb, which was bought from 5 fishers in the community about 150-200 kg/day. The fish collected divide into 2 parts: 50% sell to the middlemen and the rest 50% for fish processing product. The main fish processing product are fish fermented cover by banana leave and Dry smoky fish. The members who are involved in fish processing activity gain the income with higher rate than minimum wage and get the dividend. The marketing channel was operated through Internet Social Network system (facebook and line) and main product is fermented fish which sold nearby Khonkaen Province and Bangkok. Dry smoky fish product is distributed in the village and neighbor village. This group has a fund that can provided loan for members.

In addition, the sign buoy that provided by SEAFDEC for clarifying the conservation area between Ban Dong Kam Pho and Ban Nachuak communities was good response from the community. Moreover, SEAFDEC also plan to install the sign buoy to indicate the conservation zone at Ban Thai Chareon community. The survey on the conservation area and position for installation of sign buoy was conducted by using patrol boat and Drone. The positions for sign buoy installing was confirmed by Head of village of Ban Thai Chareon. The sign buoy can be a symbol to indicate the conservation area for the outsider who come to fishing in the conservation area

Moreover, the local meeting organized in 3 points. The meeting would present the result of catching data from fishing logbook recorded by fishers during 1 March - 5 April (before close season) and comparison catch between year 2015 and 2016. Moreover, the meeting discussed with the communities on the fisheries management measure that is implemented in the Nam Oon Dam after close season including the problems on fisheries. The result from the local meeting was showed below:

point 1 at Ban Na Than which composed of Ban Na lao, Ban Huay Bun, Ban Nong Phua and Ban Na Than. The fishers attended the meeting were 19 fishers. The result of point 1 showed that the average catch/trip of fisher in 2015 is 7.6 kg and 5.1 kg in 2016. The meeting suggested to provide the incentive to fishermen who have recorded the fishing logbook. SEAFDEC will prepare T-shirt to give the fishermen volunteer who fill out the catch logbook.

Point 3 at Ban Thai Chareon which composed of Ban Kud Takap, Ban Nong Pling, Ban Na Kham and Ban Thai Chareon. The fishers attended the meeting were 19 fishers. The result of point 3 showed that the average catch/trip of fisher is 5.2 and 5.9 kg in 2015 and 2016, respectively. The fishers expressed their opinion that the mesh size of gill net should not smaller than 3 cm.

Point 4 at Ban Dong Kham Pho which composed of Ban Na Chuak, Ban Dong Kham Pho, Ban Nong Bua and Ban Khong Pakuay. The fishers attended the meeting were 21 fishers. The result of point 4 showed that the average catch/trip is 10.1 and 7.9 kg in 2015 and 2016, respectively. The point 4 can catch fish more than other point because they are full time fishers. The fishers shared the information that Clown featherback was difficult to find in this year due to the climate change. The dry season is longer led to low water level and this species stay in deep water level.

In addition, SEAFDEC visited the Hatchery pond, the one activity of Nam Oon Patrol Unit. The fingerling would be produced and hatchery before release into Nam Oon reservoir in each community. This hatchery pond has the fingerling of Mekong giant catfish, Java Barb and Freshwater prawn

Discussion on the future work

SEAFDEC will prepare the sign buoys to install in Nam Oon reservoir for indicating the conservation area at Ban Thai Chareon Community. The estimate period for installation is in February 2017.

The boat registration and fishing gear licensing are necessary for the fishers. It need to encourage the fishers and support them for fishing legally. It might be can protected from illegal fishing outsiders.

Nam Oon Dam Fisheries Patrol Unit should inform the fishers around Nam Oon Dam on the importance of boat registration and fishing gear licensing including the registration fee. Therefore, the local meeting on the process of registration will be organized in the community around Nam Oon Dam for more understanding and participation of fishers.

In order to do the boat registration and fishing gear licensing, the mobile unit system from the government officers, who take responsibility on these, should come to the community for easily registration.

The Training of Trainer on Facilitating Fisheries Information Gathering Through Introduction of Co-management and Community-based Fisheries Management: Effective Implementation of Co-management and CBFM in Lao PDR

Date: 19-22 September 2016
Venue: Vientiane, Lao PDR


1) To provide the knowledge and experience on practical approach to Co-Management and Community-Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) to local fishing community of Lao PDR,
2) To strengthen practical competence in cooperation and implementing the applicable inland fishery management plans by local fishing community,
3) To provide practical tools and methodology of fisheries data collection in inland small-scale fisheries for better development and management of fisheries resources to ensure sustainable livelihood for fishing communities, and
4) To transfer knowledge on Lao Fisheries law and gender to local officers.


The training program composed of three sessions;

Session 1, this session had six presentations from resource person from DLF, JICA and SEAFDEC. These presentations focus on the concept of sustainable fisheries management and Co-management/Community-based Fisheries Management (CBFM), the Fisheries law of Lao PDR and gender in fisheries in order to clearly understand the importance of sustainable fisheries development through co-management for inland fisheries.

 Session 2, this session composes of five presentations focusing the case study on the co-management and community-based fisheries management (CBFM) approach implementing in Thailand at Nam Oon Dam, Sakon Nakhon Province. As well as the case study of Tagal system in Malaysia including the case study in the Philippines that showed how to develop the fisheries management plan in Samar Sea Fisheries Management Plan. Moreover, the case study on CBFM in Lao PDR and fisheries law also were presented. Furthermore, the resources person from Lao PDR also introduced the gender issues on the encouraging women’s participation in fisheries management for sustainable livelihood of Ban Donchai-udom women group, Vientiane Province.

Session 3: Workshop on preparation of fisheries management plan in fisheries community. This session started by introduce on how to preparation of fisheries management plan to the participants. The participants were divided into 4 groups (6 person/group) to conduct the practical activity by discussion and develop simply fisheries management plan for inland fisheries such as reservoirs and rivers. In order to develop fisheries management plan, the threats and issues in the fisheries management unit (FMU) should be identified and prioritized including created vision the long-term aspiration of what you would like the FMU to be. Then set the goal, objectives and indicator as well as the management action.

Each group presented the output of fisheries management plans that include the map of FMU, Vision, Goal, issues, objectives, indicator and management action.

Furthermore, there was a field visit to Conservation area at Ban Nathong Village or tourists well known as Blue Lagoon, attending by 25 participants. Mr. Boonma, Head of Nathong village explained that the conservation area is in the pool length around 100 meters and established in 1998 and promote as the tourist site. The rule and regulation of this conservation area were defined by community agreement. There are 137 households. Three household can operate food shop in this site for 3 months (then rotate among the members). They have to pay for rental shop to the community around 3,000,000 kip/3 mont

hs. This community have to pay tax 115,500,000 kip/year to the government. However, the community gain benefit from this conservation area through the employment from tourism. From the field visit, the participants gained more knowledge and they can apply to develop their fisheries management plan in their responsible area for the future work.

Monitoring and Evaluation on Co-management approach in Chong Khneas Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Date: 21-22 July 2016
Venue: Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

1. To monitoring and evaluation on Co-management/CBFM implementation in Chong Khneas Commune,
2. To identify issues and challenges for improvement of fishery management in Chong Khneas Commune and find out appropriate actions,
3. To develop Implementation Plan in Co-management/CBFM in Chong Khneas fishing community. 


21 July 2016

The participants of the Meeting were 15 persons divided into 13 community members and 2 officers. The Meeting was started by introducing the participants on the purpose, time table, and output of this meeting. After that, Mr. Sombut, head of Chong Khneas Community Fisheries, presented on the progress of CFi Management Plan for 2015. The CFi community has implemented some activities of the fisheries management plan. There are three main part of the CFi Management Plan.

The first part is “Fisheries Management”. The community has done for revising the internal rule and regulation. They focused on the role and responsibilities of the fishers and fishing regulation including how to spend the CFi budget. They also disseminated the knowledge of rule with cooperation from Department of Environment to CFi members and outside communes for awareness building for example, close and open season, fishing gears, waste disposal and forest protection. Moreover, they also awareness the people on the Cambodia aquaculture guideline such as what kind of aquaculture are illegal.

Furthermore, they installed five signboards (2 concrete and 3 wood signboards) at the conservation area. For the patrolling, they have the permanent guards as well as they record the name of illegal fishing who destroy the forest. Now the illegal fishers are decreasing. However, they are trying to find other funding from outside for supporting their activity. For data collection, they have done since 2010. They made the form to input the data about the number of fishing boat and gears, size of boat, catch amount for family consumption, family number, period for fishing (which month/date), and type of boat. The fishing boat is use for many purposes, not only fishing but for tourist too. However, the total catch data did not recorded because it did not clear. The fisher cannot record the fish species because they do not know the species.

In addition, some activities did not implemented yet such as repair patrol boat and CFi floating office. Also to collect the contribution from the CFi members have not implemented yet because the fishers still poor and do not have much money for donation.

The second part is “Rehabilitation”. The community already planted 800 flooding forest at Rang Phtong, Tros, and Chra Keng. Moreover, they established the stump for fish habitat in 15 locations in the conservation area. In each location, they use three poles, which made by wood. On the top of stump, it could be the bird’s nest. The poles were collected during the patrolling activity from the lake, and also took it off from illegal fishing. In addition, there are some activities have not been done yet because of no budget such as cement artificial shelf.

The third part is “Livelihood”. The community plan to increase income for the fisheries household by introducing the ecotourism, aquaculture, livestock, vegetable plantation, and microfinance. But, they could not implemented the activities because some problems such as the technical and budget. The community cannot collect the enter fee from the tourists because it belong to the company. The aquaculture extension is not familiar with the officer especially snakehead aquaculture because in the part snakehead aquaculture were banned, but now it is allowed for culture. Therefore, the officers have less knowledge and experience for aquaculture extension. For livestock, they would like to introduce the chicken culture but it was not good because of disease. For the vegetable plantation, the fishers do not have land for plantation. For microfinance, the community did not implemented because of less of knowledge to do the microfinance.

In addition, SEAFDEC and community’s member visited the women group. The group produces the handicraft by using water hyacinth and export to Japan. They learned this technique by UNESCO. Every month, they have to produce 600 pieces. The group have member around 16 families. Not only the women, but there are many children involved in this activity. Moreover, the group has the training program for water hyacinth handicraft, the training fee is around 60 USD for 10 days training.

Furthermore, SEAFDEC and community’s members also visited the landing site at Chong Khneas. There are many fishing landing. The main species is Mystus (kind of catfish) as well as snake for feeding crocodiles. There are 15-100 fishers including fishers who come from outside community. The middlemen are around 30 persons that mostly from outside community.

22 July 2016

This session was talking about the summary and discussion on the problem and related issue for Chong Khneas Community Management Plan. Firstly, Mr. Sombut kindly presented on the summary of the management action progress year 2015. The community has disseminated the rule and fisheries law by annually meeting for all community fisheries members to increase their awareness on laws and regulations. As well as, they have monthly meeting with committees and officers to share and discussion on various related fisheries issues. Next activity was data collection on fishing gear and fishing boat. Moreover, they have patrolling activity with cooperation of fisheries authority. Furthermore, the repairing of pier of floating community office by using 300 USD. In 2016, they have plan to repair the floating community office and need to find the funding support from other sectors. However, there are some activities such as planting forest, which was planned in 2015, have not been done yet because of water level rising. Some activities cannot done in 2015, therefore, it need to propose to continue in 2016.

The community have the problems on fishing ground such as during the dry season, it has fire in the flooding forest while in the raining season, it has the illegal fishing. Moreover, the additional income from ecotourism is still have problem because the fishers do not have right to collect the entrance fee from the tourists. The right is belong to the private company. The community will have conflict with the interest of company, if they use a rolling boat to go to conservation area by passing the company's rote. Therefore, the community needs to use other rote that no have any service from the company. There is another rote which can bring the tourists to the conservation area by using motorbike, but the rote need to reconstruction. The community have planned to reconstruct the rote but the government need to do the environmental survey first.

In addition, Chong Khneas community has various stakeholders. Therefore, it would be good if the key stakeholder take the responsibilities for fisheries management. Now, the community committee plan to discuss with the private company to share the benefit to community including take responsibilities for fisheries resources management because the private company also get the benefit from the fisheries resources and ecosystem services. In case of the middlemen, the middlemen can share some small percentages for fisheries resources management activities. Because if the fishers get a small amount of fish catch, the middlemen also get small income from fishers.

Furthermore, Dr. Yuttana kindly suggested on the livelihood that the fishers do not have land for vegetable plantation. They can use the water hyacinth and soil to make the land on water surface of pond. The water depth is 2.5 meter. The water hyacinth would be the first layer (50 cm) and switch to soil (20 cm). They make 3 layers of each, which on the top surface is a soil. After that, the people can plant many kind of vegetable such as tomato and morning glory. For the shallow water of canal for entering to the conservation area, fishers can use flat bottom boat such as kayak. The kayak boat is suitable for the tourist. The community can use the mold wood and cover by fiberglass and resin which it less cost and the fishers can make by themselves.

For future plan on co-management in Chong Khneas Community in 2017, the community fisheries committees agree that they have to strengthen patrolling activity in the Lake Pear Rang (conservation areas) that have water bird and near Siem Reap town. The list of the activities are shown at the following:

Future plan on 2017

1. In principle CF committee member agree and strengthen on patrolling activity at conservation area, because in “Lake pear rang” area, there is not only bird but a lot of bio-diversity;
2. Community Fisheries community member participate in managing community fishing area;
3. Reparation the road from Aranh village, Sangkat Siem Reap, Siem Reap Town to Daytanone may be started in March 2017 (the road is 4 km and narrow size, it will be repaired by digging soil from canal aside this road). This road will be useful to access to conservation area for   patrolling activity and also can sharing money from tourist, who visit conservation area for conservation activity in the future;
4. They plan to repair the floating office and bring to conservation area;
5. They will use 3 stake-pole for Artificial reef for fish and bird;
6. Make 4 sign boards on conservation area in 2017;
7. Produce one small fiber boat;
8. Plan to plant 1,000 flooded forest tree;
9. Dissemination of vegetable floating farm to community member;
10. Co-operation on patrolling with 3 Sangkat Authority (Chong Khneas, Siem Reap and Chreav).

Onsite Training of Trainers on Data Analysis and Extension to Promote Co-management in Viet Nam

Date: 15-17 June 2016
Venue: Da Nang City, Viet Nam


1. Support key staff at provincial level and key persons in the co-management communities with the knowledge of utilization data to formulate the fisheries resources management plan and implementation.
2. Introduce the extension strategy and components to promote co-management in Vietnam.  


The Training had 3 sessions; session 1. Data collection reporting and analysis, session 2. Utilization collected data for formulation of fisheries resources management plan, and session 3. Practical activity: develop the result to be fisheries management work plan and how to promoted.

The session 1 had five presentations from resource person from Vietnam, Japan (Dr. Tsutom Miyata, the Head of Fisheries Socioeconomics of Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, and Mr. Hidenao Watanage) and SEAFDEC (Ms. Thanyalak Suasi, Socioeconomic Scientist). The presentation focus on the overview of data collection in Viet Nam as well as how to collect and analyst the data including reporting the result of data analysis. 

The session 2 composed of five presentations focusing on how to develop the fisheries management plan including the case studies from Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines. It is important to conduct principal/basic survey to get the information for Fisheries Management Plan (FMP). As well as the participation from the fishers is very useful for the data collection and FMP, therefore, it need to encourage and involve the fishers in the process of planning. Moreover, the presentation also clarified more on the supporting from the government which is essential to organize and keep the co-management and CBFM. The government must protect and sustain local fisher's decision and activities for fisheries management by legal framework by giving them the fishery right to protect and sustain CBFM.   

The session 3 was the practical activity: develop the result to be  fisheries management work plan and how to promoted by using law data of Viet Nam. Before start the session, Dr. Yasuhisa Kato, Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) for the Coastal Resource for Sustainable Development Project (CRSD) in Viet Nam, suggested that the officers should understand on the importance of data collection and convince the fishers to collect the data by themselves. Then, Dr. Long kindly presented on the data of Camoa Province. He introduced the CPUE in each month from commune data collected. After that, Dr. Yuttana, who was a chairperson in this session, invited each province to introduce the data and difficulties in order to collect the data. The difficulties were 1) lack of resource person to collect data, 2) the collector have not been trained so they do not collect the data well, 3) fishers use many kind of fishing gears, therefore, it's difficult to identify what each species came from which fishing gear.

After presented all data from the Province, the resources persons kindly gave them the suggestions. The fisheries data should be included the production form illegal fishing gear too even it difficult to get the data. Moreover, if the fishers are very poor, it difficult to change the fishing gear, therefore, the government should support the fishers in order to change the fishing gear. In addition, the participants were very interested on the demarcated community fishing area in Japan. It would very useful, if it can be applied to suit with the Viet Nam condition.

Report trip to Monitor and Evaluate Co-management in Nam Oon Dam

Date: 15-19 May 2016
Venue: Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand

1. To install the buoy for conservation zone.
2. To survey fish species by using long line fishing gear.
3. To attend the traditional ceremony on destined fish with the local community.
4. To produce the video documentation on Co-management activities in the local community.


1. Discussion on work plan with DOF officer

SEAFDEC team and DOF staff of Fisheries Management unit of Nam Oon Dam were meeting at Nam Oon Dam Fishery Management Unit. We discuss on the work plan that would be conducted within 3 days.

The first activity was install the buoy which provide by SEAFDEC/TD to demarcated conservation zone (area 643 Rai) which located between 2 communities: Ban Dong Kam Pho and Ban Nachuak for dividing the responsibility of 2 communities in order to conserve the area. The position of sign buoy was discussed and defined follow the official document that was announced the conservation area by local organization with agreement from communities. SEAFDEC/TD prepared 15 sign buoys which was made of the container size 100 liters putting cement inside cover with white color (easy for observe in the night time). The buoy was fixed in the water by using cement block size 40x30x25 cm. and approximate weight around 50 kg. The conservation zone was indicated by 7 buoys in each side and one buoy was installed to separate responsibility area of two communities

The second activity was conduct the trial Long line fishing gear for fish species in difference water depth with two type of long line: vertical and horizontal. Three types of bait were used, namely, tilapia fingerling, tadpole and earthworm which would prepared by Nam Oon Fisheries Management Unit. the long lines were set in the fishing ground which suggested by fishers and  would be harvested on the next day early morning. The total catch was three Bagrid catfish.

The third activity was organize the local meeting at Ban Thai Chareon to present the fishing ground mapping and fish calendar. The data on fish species and fishing ground were collected from fishing logbook which recorded by fisher themselves. Ms. Jariya Sornkliang presented on the fish species and fishing ground from the logbook recorded by fisher volunteers. She also asked the fishers to clarify the local name of fish species.

The forth activity was attend the traditional ceremony of destined fish and fish releasing at Ban Thai Chareon village. The traditional ceremony on fish destined is taking a merit to the fisheries resources because the local people believe that they utilize fisheries resources for living whole year and they would like to build awareness on fisheries resource conservation. This ceremony was organized by the villagers themselves of Ban Thai Chareon and Ban Huay Lek Fai community with financial supported from local organization. In addition, the head of Nikom Nam Oon District kindly gave the opening remark. Then, 500,000 Silver barb and 70 Mekong giant catfish were released. These fish released were supported by Department of Fisheries. SEAFDEC media team took a short video during the meeting, and also make a stock shot on Co-management activity/ traditional ceremony of destined fish for SEAFDEC’s VDO production.

In addition, SEAFDEC/TD produced three permanent sign boards and 20 Vinyls for announcement of fisheries management measure, and gave to Nam Oon Fisheries Management Unit for setting at the fishing communities. SEAFDEC also provided Polo shirts to the fisher volunteers who record fish catch data in the fishing logbook.

Report on monitoring and evaluation co-management project at Nam Oon Dam management

Date: 24-27 February 2016
Venue: Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand


1. Present the results of satisfaction on Co-management project at Nam Oon Dam; and
2. Monitoring and evaluation on number of illegal fishing, after establish close season measurement; and
3. Monitoring fish catch by logbook with fishermen and middleman; and
4. Monitoring on conservation and prohibit area in Nam Oon Dam, which under proclamation process by Head of Provincial; and
5. Follow up all co-management activities by fisheries communities


Meeting at Nam Oon Dam Fishery Management Unit

SEAFDEC/TD, DOF from Head Quarter and Local Fisheries Officers of Nam Oon Dam Unit organized the meeting at Nam Oon Dam Fishery Management Unit on the plan of this trip. The meeting discussed on the work plan that conducted in the 4 points with 16 communities. At the meeting, SEAFDEC would present on the result of attitude and satisfaction on co-management measure of close season including the fish catch logbook that were collected from last trip in Nam Oon Dam. Moreover, DOF would present the fishers on new Thai fishery laws as well as the progress and way forward of Nam Oon Dam. In addition, DOF would also release Giant tiger prawn and Mekong giant catfish at Baan Thai Charean and Baan Na than respectively.

Meeting and Discussion with Fisheries Community

The meeting was organized at 4 points along the Nam Oon Dam. In each point, the meeting started by introducing the DOF and SEAFDEC staff. Then, Mr. Surachai Sermsuk, Head of Nam Oon Fisheries Management Unit mentioned about the progress of the Nam Oon Dam project since started 2014 cooperated with fishers to establish the community's rule. After that, SEAFDEC staff presented on the result of attitude and satisfaction on co-management measure of close season including the fish catch logbook that were collected from last trip.

The result from the satisfaction questionnaire show that 89% of the respondents agree that the fish product is increasing and 76% agree that fish has bigger size. The respondents (96%) satisfied to move the period for prohibited the fishing ground from 16 May-15 September to be 16 April-15 August. 97% of the respondents satisfied on the conservation areas and close season for spawning ground. The respondents more than 90% also satisfied on the fishing gears measure that prohibited during the close season and allow some fishing gears for every 10, 20, and 30 in each month. Furthermore, the income of the respondents (91%) increasing after announced the community's rule. The respondents satisfied the implementation by DOF in order to promote and announce the new measurement at Nam Oon Dam including to control the illegal fishing by patrolling. In addition, the respondents suggested that DOF should release fish and establish more conservation area including clearing on the conservation boundary in Nam Oon Dam.

For the catch volume, SEAFDEC and DOF made the catch logbook and distributed to volunteer fishers to record their catch fish in every fishing day. The first period was before close season (1 March-15 April 2016) that had been collected, analyzed and inform to the fishers. The second period was after close season (16 August-14 November 2016), 32 volunteer fishers recorded their fish catch into logbook. In this trip, SEAFDEC presented the fishers on the result of second period. The result show that main fishing gears of point No. 1, 2 and 4 are gillnet and longline while point No.3 are gillnet and trap. Total catch of four points is 9,546.8 kg which the highest volume is point No. 1 (2,635.5 kg) but the total catch per trip is point No. 3 (8.7 kg/trip)

Table 1 The catch volume of each point

Point No.
No. of volunteer fishers
Total catch
No. trip
(3 months)
Total catch (kg/trip)
Baan Na than, Baan Hui bun, Baan Na Lao, and Baan Nong Phue
Baan Kok Manow, Baan Nong Phaktiam, Baan Klang, and Baan Kok Sung
Baan Thai Charean, Baan Na Kham, Baan Nong Pling, and Baan Kud Takap
Baan Dong Kum Pho, Baan Na Chuak, Baan Nong Bua, and Baan Klouy Pakuay

The result can show the main species in each point. At point No. 1, the main species are Mud crap and Silver barb. While point No. 2, the main species are Mud crap and Spotted featherback. The main species at point No. 3 are Nile tilapia and Silver barb. The main species at point No. 4 are Silver barb and Indian river barb. For fish utilization, most of the respondents sell fish by themselves and sell to middlemen. They also keep some fish production for their consumption by processing (such as dry fish, fermented fish). In addition, after presented the result of the survey, DOF kindly presented on the new Thai Fishery law including the punishments for illegal fishing. 

Furthermore, there were fish and shrimp releasing in two communities. DOF released Giant tiger prawn at Baan Thai Charean and Mekong giant catfish at Baan Na than. This activity can encourage local fishers to participate and increase their awareness on the importance of resources.