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Establishing Fisheries Refugia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Paterson   
Wednesday, 15 November 2006

Training Course on Establishing and Managing Fisheries Refugia

The Regional Scientific and Technical Committee recommended that a Training Course on Establishing and Managing Fisheries Refugia be held as part of the South China Sea Training Programme.


Desired Content 

The Desired Content for this Course includes:

  • Similarities and differences between the concept of fisheries refugia and Marine Protected Area's,
  • Use of fisheries management zones as fisheries refugia
  • Identifying natural refugia and suitable sites for fisheries refugia, and
  • Managing fisheries refugia in the context of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and Regional Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries in Southeast Asia.

Duration of Regional Training Course

1 week (August 2007)

Duration of National Seminars

2-3 days (September 2007)


Report of the Regional Working Group on Fisheries

The Regional Working Groups on Fisheries has recently considered and commented on the desired content for this training course. They also commented on potential participants, possible implementing entities, and how materials prepared by the group can be used as resource materials in this training course. Proponents are encouraged to review the reports of the recent meetings of this working group:


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