SEAFDEC/TD in collaborative with DOF/Thailand has conducted the workshop to develop the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) plan for Wang Chin District, Phrea Province. The workshop was hold during 24-25 June 2020 at Baan Pang Ngun, Wang Chin District, Phrea Province. Representatives from SEAFDEC/TD provided technical support in applying the problem tree analysis to identify the problems/issues which occur in the area and further develop the EAFM plan for Wang Chin District. The participants were composed of the key fishers and government officers from seven (7) Sub-Districts as well as the local government such as Fisheries Provincial Office, Inland Fisheries Patrol Northern Regional Center (Phitsanulok), Phrae Provincial Agricultural Extension Office, Sub-District Administrative Organization, and Local Fisher Organization. The participants in the workshop is totally 35 persons (25 males, 10 females).
During the workshop participants were actively discussed. The specific problems/issues were identified and prioritized. The main problems that found in the area are the environment degradation, insufficient enforcement, and less income of the communities. Further dealing with these issues and problems, the EAFM plan for the district was developed. The plan is composed of the vision, goals, objectives, indicators & benchmarks, and management actions. In this regard, the EAFM vision for Wang Chin District, Phrae province is “Abundant of forest areas and water resources and the people well-being based on the philosophy of sufficiency economy under the participation of communities and relevance sectors”.