Adaptive fisheries management in Vietnam: The use of indicators and the introduction of a multi-disciplinary Marine Fisheries Specialist Team to support implementation

J. Raakjaer, D.M. Son, Karl-Johan Stæhr, Holger Hovgård, N.T.D. Thuy, K. llegaard, F. Riget, D.V. Thi, P.G. Hai

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Vietnam is in the process of introducing adaptive management based on indicators and time-series to manage its marine fisheries. The development of indicator-based frameworks for fisheries management has accelerated in recent years. This article describes the suite of indicators being suggested or used in Vietnam including the data-collection system. The Vietnamese approach is supported by an institutional structure consisting of a multi-disciplinary advisory system to facilitate the process of using indicators and to introduce knowledge-based management. The article concludes by identifying current problems and weaknesses and by providing suggestions for future improvement of the system
Original languageEnglish
JournalMarine Policy
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)143-152
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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