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Region:    Asia

Shrimp Trawl Management Planning Malaysia and Indonesia

WWF - Project Dates:
February 2012 - March 2012

Description of Project:
Poseidon Directors undertook a needs assessment, and developed the WWF/Poseidon shrimp trawl best practice guidelines for multi species and shrimp trawl species in Peninsula, Malaysia and the Arafura Sea, Indonesia. The work was funded by WWF Smart Fishing initiative, supporting the WWF Coral Triangle initiative. The programme actively seeks to coordinate collective actions by private sector stakeholders, fisheries managers and researchers. The initiave draws from the WWF/Poseidon study on shrimp trawl best practice, applies through workshop process, stakeholder buy-in to the design process, and produces a fishery specific management plan as a final outcome.