Training on Trainer (TOT) on Facilitating Fisheries Information Gathering through Introduction of Community Based Fisheries Management: Legislative and Institutional Aspects of Rights-based Fisheries Management

Date: 13-15 August 2014
Venue: Da Nang City, Vietnam

1. Support national fisheries staff and provincial staff with the knowledge of Legislative and Institutional Aspects of Rights-based Fisheries Management,

2. Provide legal basic of Rights-based Fisheries Management supporting for revision process of Fisheries Law in Vietnam,

3. Support institutional building of stakeholders for coastal fisheries management,

4. Provide the practical tool and methodology of fisheries data collection and analysis in coastal small-scale fisheries for better development and management of coastal resources to ensure sustainable livelihood for coastal communities,

5. Provide toolkits on Legislative and Institutional Aspects of Rights-based Fisheries Management with practical lesson learnt.


The training was started by presentation of resource person from SEAFDEC and Japan. There were several topic, namely; the concept and advantage of right-based management of coastal fisheries; the case study in Japan, the Legal bases of Fishery Rights in Japan, Conflict Management and Coordinating Systems in Japanese Fisheries Legislation, Concept and Effective Methodology on data Collection, Data Collection through Community Based Fisheries Management, as well as the Case Study on co-management and community based management from Japan, Thailand, and Malaysia.

In addition, Mr. Tuong Phi Lai, resource person from Vietnam, kindly presented on the technique for data collection and to analyze the problem by using problem tree and fishbone diagram. After finished the presentation part, the participant would be divided into 3 groups to discuss on the process to establish rights-based fisheries management in coastal area of Vietnam. Then each group presented on the result from group discussion.