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Issue No:80
  • :0973–1121
  • :December
  • :2018
  • :English

Samudra Report No.80, December 2018

Myanmar / Fisheries Governance

Confusion, Uncertainty

Ten years of freshwater fisheries governance reform in the Ayeyarwaddy region of Myanmar has led to greater democratization and decentralization, but problems remain

This article is by Yin Nyein (,Bobby( from the Network Activities Group, Myanmar,R. G. Gregory ( and Aung Kyaw Thein,( from the Pyoe Pin Institute, Myanmar

The decentralization of powers in the governing structures of the inland/freshwater fishery sector in Myanmar has brought about changes in fisheries governance, which can be characterized by three inter-related processes: movements of small-scale fishers (SSF) for greater fishing rights; multi-stakeholder engagement in the form of fishery partnerships; and policy reforms in fisheries co-management.

Following the decentralization of freshwater fisheries governance in 2008, the Ayeyarwaddy r