Venue: Yangon, Myanmar
1. To introduce the knowledge and experience on practical approach to community-based fisheries management to fisheries officer of Myanmar.
2. To strengthen practical in competence in planning and implementing the applicable coastal fishery management plans.
3. To enhance the HRD of fisheries officer to organize the community-based management with knowledge of community-based and rights-based fisheries management training course for local fishermen group.
With the collaborated between SEAFDEC, Japanese Trust Fund, and Department of Fisheries of Myanmar organized the on-site training course on practical approach to community-based fisheries management in coastal area of Myanmar. The training course aimed to transfer knowledge and experience on community-based and rights-based fisheries management to fishery officers of Myanmar.
The Director-General of Department of Fisheries, Myanmar, Mr. Khin Ko Lay kindly declared the training open and welcomed SEAFDEC and all participants to the training. The training was start by lecturing on the important role of resource management including MCS as well as community-based and rights-based fisheries management for sustainable fisheries. Furthermore, the Deputy Chief of SEAFDEC-Training Department, Mr. Kenji Mutsumoto, kindly presented on the fisheries extension service in Japan. In addition, the community-based management in freshwater reservoir (Nam Houm, Lao PDR) also introduced to the participants as a case study for inland fisheries management.
After that, the participants were divided into four groups (10 persons/group) to make the trial presentation on two topics. The first topic was “important role of resource management for sustainable fisheries management” for group 1 and 2. The second topic was “concept of community-based fisheries management and establishment of community fisheries organization” for group 3 and 4. Each group had 20 minutes to make a presentation by using power point, flip chart or other media.
Regarding to the trial presentation, four groups were present to the training and received the comments and suggestions from the resources person. The presentation still used the technical words so it should changed to easy word for clearly understanding of fishermen in fishing community. However, some groups’ presentation show the picture and clearly explain on the role of resource management and fishers’ group establishment.