Legal Problem Concerning the Management of Fisheries Resources

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Udomsak Sinthipong


The Constitution affirms the rights of community and people to participate in conservation and the use of natural resources and environment, including, fisheries resources. However, there are some problems on implementing the said measures such as the inefficiency of decentralization to local areas, the gap of the power between competent authority and local authority, how to exercise the right of community and people to participate in management, maintenance, and the use of natural resources. Unfortunately, there is no law which specifies details, conditions or methods to implement the rights to participate in the management of such resources and over fishing which lead to the conflict between small scale fishing and commercial fishing. Therefore, the law should be legislated to manage the said fisheries and empower community and people to participate in the management of fisheries resources in local areas for a sustainable use


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Sinthipong, Udomsak. “Legal Problem Concerning the Management of Fisheries Resources”. Naresuan University Law Journal 9, no. 1 (June 30, 2016): 7. Accessed March 9, 2021.
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