As this early co-management model continues to advance, our goal is to help replicate the approach in new areas and with more local partners and communities. We are assessing new sites where we can help to expand this model across the country and address governance, ecological, and economic needs. The momentum is just beginning, but co-management has the potential to help thousands of fishers and local people along the country’s 2,800-kilometer coastline thrive. Over the long term, fish stocks can recover and local fishers like Mr. Than Zaw Htay will be able to continue putting fish on the family table, thus ensuring a blue future for Myanmar’s coastal communities.
Kyaw Thinn Latt
Senior Strategy Marine Manager