The training course on practical approach for enhancing community-based co-management in inland fisheries of Lao PDR

Date: 10 - 14 December 2012
Venue: Vientiane, Lao PDR

 1. To introduce the knowledge and experience on practical approach to community-based co-management to fisheries officer of Lao PDR.
2. To train the trainers on organize the community-based management with knowledge of community-based and rights-based fisheries management training course for local fishermen groups.
3. To strengthen practical in competence in planning and implementing the applicable inland fishery management plans.
4. Gathering of the fishery data and information and understanding the indicators of fishery status, (fish catch, fish price, fishing effort), and socio-economic information.
5. Disseminate information materials, such as brochure and poster, for enhancing awareness and knowledge on sustainable fisheries development.

This was an another on-site training course on community-based co-management in SEAFDEC Member Countries. There were three main sessions for the training.

The first session was lecturing on the importance of resource management for sustainable fisheries including the fisheries management methods, which were comprised of MCS, community-based co-management, rights-based fisheries, and ecosystem approach. Besides, the importance of sustainable livelihoods and the communication skill were transferred to the participants. Moreover, the mobile hatchery and fish releasing technique was a special lecture for Lao PDR, which introduced by the officer from DOF of Thailand.   

The second session was the practice on mobile hatchery and fish releasing technique for Common Silver Barb. The participants and fishery officers of Lao PDR prepared the mobile hatchery demonstration in front of fishing village in Nam Houm reservoir. Furthermore, the participants were trained about the hormone injection and fish artificial insemination method.     

The third, trial presentation on two topics; 1) the importance role of resource management for sustainable fisheries, 2) the concept of community-based management and establishment of fisheries community were assigned to the participants. The participants were divided into four groups and make a group discussion to prepare the power point presentation. After that, the participants (fishery officers) would play the role as fishery extension officer to present to the fishery community. In addition, the resource persons evaluated the trial presentation that the participants made a good presentation and used easy word that suitable for local fishermen. Furthermore, the presentation should show the problems in the fishing community first and then introduced the importance of fisher group establishment. After course evaluation, Dr. Yuttana kindly declared the training close.