Multispecies pilot project: The MarinTrust programme in collaboration with South East Asian multispecies fisheries, including the Gulf of Thailand, are developing a fishery assessment method to allow them to demonstrate responsible management. Using the MarinTrust Improver Programme structure, Thai fishmeal producers, government representatives and other stakeholders, are working towards demonstrating responsibility of the Gulf of Thailand mixed-trawl fishery. By testing the developing multispecies fishery assessment against these fisheries, MarinTrust aim to produce an assessment process that can be incorporated into the main MarinTrust Standard and therefore increase accessibility to the programme.

Accepted Date: October 2020: Initial Fishery Assessment, Fishery Action Plan (documents pending publication)

End Date: TBC

Last Update: April 2022

Progress reports: 

Geographic area: Gulf of Thailand

Country: Thailand

Gear Type: Paired trawl, Otter board trawl & Beam trawl

Species

Multispecies (main species groups) used as whole fish for marine ingredient production:

Encrasicholinaspp.

Group of Leiognathidae

Selaroidesleptolepis

Loliginidae

Enrasicholinaheteroloba

Priacanthustayenus

Photololigoduvaucelii

Group of Upeneus

Rastrelligerbrachysoma

Leiognathus splendens

Other species may be used for marine ingredient production.

Coordinator

Name: Vorapong Iamtrakul and Komprat Boodsri

Organisation: Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR)

Email: vorapong.iam@cpf.co.th, komprat.cpf@gmail.com

Participants: (MOU documents)

IP Accepted Sites: 3 (Acceptance documents)

Chain of Custody: No

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