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
Geographic area: Gulf of Thailand
Gear Type: Paired trawl, Otter board trawl & Beam trawl
Multispecies (main species groups) used as whole fish for marine ingredient production:
Group of Leiognathidae
Group of Upeneus
Other species may be used for marine ingredient production.
Name: Vorapong Iamtrakul and Komprat Boodsri
Organisation: Thai Sustainable Fisheries Roundtable (TSFR)
Participants: (MOU documents)
IP Accepted Sites: 3 (Acceptance documents)
Chain of Custody: No