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Title: PUBLIC PARTICIPATORY GIS APPROACH FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ON THE MEKONG RIVER
Authors: WISA WISESJINDAWAT FINK
Keywords: Public Participatory GIS (PPGIS), local ecological knowledge (LEK), fisheries mangement, Mekong River, deep pool, fish ecology
Issue Date: 19-Aug-2014
Source: WISA WISESJINDAWAT FINK (2014-08-19). PUBLIC PARTICIPATORY GIS APPROACH FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ON THE MEKONG RIVER. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This research presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the Mekong River’s resources and explores potential effects of development on the riverbed phenomenon of deep pools, and their role in terms of fish habitats, within five fishing communities in Na Waeng, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand. Fourfold result explained. First, deep pools around Na Waeng are generally deeper than other points along the Mekong River’s course for two main reasons: geomorphological control and hydraulic control. Second, CART analysis confirms the deep pools’ ecological function as important fish refuges and as associated spawning areas for some species during the dry season. Third, fishermen's LEK is validated by the scientific model regarding fish species and behavior. Fourth, PPGIS approach provides a unique tactic for engaging LEK of fishermen into the complex GIS platform, thereby stimulating the participation and empowerment of distant voices within the decision-making process in order to create more sustainable fisheries management.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/128289
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