Journal of Social Sciences

Ways of Fishery Local Life: Processes of Participation in Management of Natural Resources in the Coastal Areas of the Upper Gulf of Eastern Area

Sulak Sa-Ngiamlak, Kla Somtrakul and Thipaporn Pohthawin

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2011.575.578

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 4

Pages 575-578

Abstract

Problem statement: Local fishery was an inherited occupation for a long time. The objective of this research were to study: (1) the local fishery lifestyle of community in local fishery on upper area in Gulf of Thailand, (2) the appropriate participation process in natural resource management on upper part in Gulf of Thailand of people and organization and (3) the guidelines in natural resource management on the coastal area in upper part on Gulf of Thailand as relevant to local fishery lifestyle. Approach: The research area consisted of the shore of upper area in Gulf of Thailand including: Chachoengsao, Samutprakan, Samutsakon, Samutsongkram, Pechburi, Chonburi, Ra-yong, Chantaburi and Trad provinces. The samples as informants were 100 persons. The instruments using for data collection included the Survey, Interview Form, Observation Form, Record Form of Focus Group Discussion and Record Form of Participatory Workshop. The obtained data were classified into groups and investigated by using Triangulation Technique. Qualitative data were analyzed based on specified objectives. Results: The study of local fishery lifestyle found that there was location as in the present area owing to the fertility of area next to the sea. So, they could earn their living by fishery on coastal area. The local fishermen

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© 2011 Sulak Sa-Ngiamlak, Kla Somtrakul and Thipaporn Pohthawin. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.