Co-management of aquatic resources as an approach for reducing bottom trawling in Quang Nam, Vietnam

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Co-management of aquatic resources as an approach for reducing bottom trawling in Quang Nam, Vietnam

The Centre for Marine Life Conservation and Community Development (MCD) is a Vietnamese marine conservation organisation that works to support healthy ecosystems and ensure a good quality of life for vulnerable coastal communities.

Than Thi Hien, Vice Director of MCD, and her team have worked closely with fishing associations and other civil society groups in Vietnam’s provinces for almost 20 years. In 2017 they helped to secure the legal framework for fisheries co-management in Vietnam’s fisheries law and are now tackling the country’s vast bottom trawl fleet – which numbers over 15,000 vessels – with solutions focused on locally-led management and job transfers for affected workers.

You can watch this video with Vietnamese subtitles here.

Copyright holder: Centre for Marine Life Conservation and Community Development (MCD)
MCD’s presentation was part of the TBT Coalition Campaigns Learning Webinar on December 14, 2022. The webinar brought organisations together to learn about movements to address bottom trawling in Indonesia, India and Vietnam, exchange best practices and talk about the challenges they face.
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