Date: 20-28 September 2010
Venue: SEAFDEC/TD, Samut Prakan, Thailand
The objectives of the training were:
1. To promote and strengthen participants to comprehend the concept and regional guidelines for co-management using group user rights for small-scale fisheries in Southeast Asia and apply the concept and guideline practicing in coastal fisheries management.
2. To clarify the importance, objectives and application of the regional guidelines strengthening small-scale fisheries to promote and mobilize coastal fisheries management.
3. To facilitate participants sharing and exchanging experiences and views on enrollment of small-scale fisheries strengthening coastal fisheries management
The training course was attended by twelve fisheries officers from SEAFDEC Member Countries, namely: Cambodia (1), Indonesia (1), Lao PDR (1), Malaysia (1), Myanmar (1), The Philippines (1), Thailand (5) and Vietnam (1). Conducted for nine days, the training course included lecture and field trip study for concretely practicing and experiencing on site.
Session one, focused on lectures with Dr. Theo Ebbers from AIT focusing on scope and characteristic of co-management through right-based fisheries towards fishing rights, as well as participatory method of co-management promoting for small-scale fisheries. Other resources persons were SEAFDEC/TD staff, namely: Dr. Phattareeya, Mr. Aussanee, Ms. Sumitra, focusing on SEAFDEC projects related to coastal fisheries management. In addition, the participants were requested to present their respective country reports concerning fisheries co-management for small-scale fisheries management.