Myanmar

Outcome: Improved governance of small-scale fisheries and enhanced upholding of duties towards conservation and sustainable use of fisheries resources and decent work at the subnational levels.

Activities

· Review current co-management plan for Mya Sein Kan fishing ground in the Delta region of Myanmar, especially to integrate conservation and sustainable use of living resources, based on the SSF Guidelines

· Review and strengthen capacity of fisher development association (FDA) to promote community awareness, to develop fisheries management plan and to enforce co-management regulations

· Undertake a study on working conditions of fishers and fishworkers in kyar phong (stow net) fisheries in Mon and Ayeyarwaddy regions towards improving the conditions of work of small-scale migrant fishers and fishworkers

· Raise awareness of media on issues related to working conditions in fisheries

· Strengthen capacity of FDA and Ayeyarwaddy Region fishers’ network (ARFN) to raise issues related to kyar phong (stow net) fisheries in policy dialogue - have a review of responses and gaps in natural disasters and climate change capacities and policies, given the region of interest