These guidelines have arisen from a perceived need to synthesise, in an accessible manner, the wealth of experience gained about community fisheries and their management in Southern Lao PDR since 1999 in particular. Sections cover: Why promote community fisheries?; What are the characteristics of community fisheries?; What do I need to start?; Principles of promotion; Planning action; Selecting appropriate villages & waterbodies; To stock or not to stock?; Choosing management options; Group fishing; Renting & Fishing days; and Measuring success.
Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd, London, UK, 15 pp.