- Project Leader : Ishikawa Satoshi (School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University)
- Collaborators : Kono Yasuyuki (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
- : Ikemoto Yukio (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo)
- : Kurokura Hisashi (Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
- : Aussanee Munprasit (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fishers Development Center)
- : Jon Altamirano (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fishers Development Center)
- : Okamoto Junichiro (Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University)
- : Arimoto Takafumi (Faculty of Marine Science, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)
- : Kobayashi Takahiro (School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University)
- : Matsuoka Tatsuro (Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University)
- : Hori Mina (Research and Education Faculty, Kochi University)
Outline of Research
In this research, we will conduct field surveys and hold some seminars and workshops at Rayong in Thailand and Panay Island in the Philippines, in order to grasp the utilization of fisheries resources by local people and gather livelihood information from these areas. Based on this data and information, we will consult with the local people and researchers to understand important key factors for rational and applicable resource management including users’ viewpoints.
In southeast Asia, people utilize the same fish species as fishery resources over a wide area. However, fishing gear, post harvest treatment, the importance of fisheries products and management manners of fisheries resources differ among local areas.
Fisheries resources have several unique features including migratory, pooled in commons, and uncertainness of property. Therefore, for establishing rational and applicable resource management measures, identifying stakeholders and understanding the fisheries resources for each stakeholder are necessary. In this research, we will conduct field survey and information collection in the Rayong area in the Thailand and Panay Island in the Philippines, where we will try to grasp the concrete figures of current and past utilization of resources. Then we will clarify the key factors for the establishment of applicable and rational fisheries resource managements from users’ viewpoints, through a dialogue with local people and consultation with researchers who have various academic backgrounds.
It is expected that this set of information and the list of key factors can highlight some important aspects for future fisheries management in Southeast Asia.
Community fish market conducted by the Set-net Fishermen Group in Rayong, Thailand
Community suspended oyster culture in Batan Bay, Panay Island, The Philippines, which was newly conducted by a fishermen association.