Project final report

Improving fishery management in support of better governance of Myanmar’s inland and delta fisheries - Final Report

Date released
01 August 2022
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Michael Akester, Mark Dubois, Kimio Leemans, Ms. Hsu Mon Aung, Dr Khin Maung Soe, U Win Ko, and Dr Nilar Shein


This project aimed to sustainably increase fish production and improve benefit-sharing among fish-dependent communities in Myanmar.

The project tested different fishery management options in inland and delta fisheries (rivers, rice paddies, reservoirs, irrigation canals, wetlands and inland coastal areas). It characterised existing fishery management practices and assessed their performance on fish production and benefit distribution in key fish-production areas; field tested and adapted improved fisheries management approaches for different access arrangements in key fish-production areas of Ayeyarwady Delta; and strengthened research and development capacities of government, partners and fisheries organisations for improving the management of fisheries and associated natural resources, and providing guidance for governance and policy development.

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