Regulations on co-management of aquatic resource protection and management of marine protected areas in Vietnam were discussed at a workshop in Hanoi on November 22.
The Directorate of Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD) held a national consultation workshop discussing regulations on co-management of aquatic resource protection and management of marine protected areas in reference to the revised Law on Fisheries that was adopted by the National Assembly on November 21.
|A workshop was held in Hanoi to discuss regulations on co-management of aquatic resource protection and management of marine protected areas in Vietnam
The workshop aimed to collect feedback from attendees to develop guidelines for the enforcement of the law and enhance information sharing and participation of stakeholders in the matter, said deputy head of the Directorate of Fisheries Tran Dinh Luan
This is the first time the concept of “co-management” has been regulated in the Law on Fisheries, he noted, adding that it is intended to encourage community participation in management of aquatic resource protection.
MCD Director Nguyen Thu Hue said she expects the workshop will be a good start for the consultation process to translate the law into reality. The process needs to be promoted in a consistent fashion with the participation of all stakeholders, she noted.
The workshop saw representatives from cities and provinces sharing their experience and giving ideas for drafting guidelines for co-management in protecting and developing aquatic resources. The delegates also discussed amendments made in the revised regulations on management of marine protected areas in Vietnam.