Promotion of Sustainable Fisheries in Southeast Asian Region: Comparative Studies for Management of Purse Seine Fisheries in the Southeast Asian Region
Wahidah Mohd Arshaad, Mohammad Faisal Md. Saleh
Comparative Studies for Management of Purse Seine Fisheries in the Southeast Asian Region
The project involves compilation and comparison of annual and/or monthly CPUE where data are available for the last three decades in the region, comparison of TAC systems in the world, the genetic study of a commercially important pelagic species, and construction of management strategies for sustainable purse seine fisheries in the Southeast Asian region. Since catch-effort statistics are available in the region and CPUE is an indirect measurement of abundance of a target species in fisheries, MFRDMD will make its first attempt to examine the trend of resource level using CPUE for the last three decades. At the same time, MFRDMD will review and compare TAC systems in the world to examine which TAC system is applicable for management of small pelagic fishery in the region. In addition this project will include genetic study to understand extend of admixture of a targeted pelagic species between South China Sea and Andaman Sea and/or within South China Sea for small pelagic fishery management. At the end of the project, MFRDMD will review available information including stock levels, and MFRDMD and member countries will examine management strategies for sustainable purse seine fisheries in the region.