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Region:    Asia

Development of a Management system for the Vietnamese Blue swimming crab tangle net fishery Vietnam

WWF - Project Dates:
August 2009 - December 2015

Description of Project:
A team of Poseidon fisheries specialists worked in partnership with Vietnamese blue swimming crab fishery stakeholders, DARD and the Crab Association, to develop a management system for the Kieng Giang crab fishery sector which will, if the design processes are followed, will be MSC compliant. The work is funded by WWF US.

The work has revolved around a process of pre assessment, Fisheries Improvement Planning, Design of tuna fishery management plan and implementation. The Fisheries Improvement Plan will run for a period of 5 years and involves a carefully designed programme with multi dimensional activities and deliverables, with set tasks allocated to the various stakeholders.