Fishery resources management in Huay Luang reservoir is one program
affiliated by Department of Fisheries and MRRF component since 2001.
Continuing consultation with local stakeholders identified that they
have lacked adequate information of Huay Luang for their management and
planning. Even some information has been regularly collected by
government organizations, but there were no appropriate data sharing
The workshops among all local stakeholders from ten communities, four
primary schools, three Tambon Administration Organizations (TAO),
Provincial Fisheries Office, Udonthani Inland Freshwater Research and
Development Center (IFRDC), Provincial Natural Resources and Environment
Office, Tourism Office and Irrigation Project Office were held in
January and September 2005 to identify the data and information needed
by all local stakeholders and to develop a sustainable way of data
collection methodology and sharing system for resources management and
planning of Huay Luang Reservoir.
An information needed by all local users were identified as initial
priorities in four main issues, namely, water level and management
strategies of Department of Irrigation; water quality in reservoir and
sources of water pollution; and fish production from reservoir; annual
development plan which related to Huay Luang Reservoir of all government
organizations and non-government organizations.
The Data collection methodology agreed among all users was to conduct a
so called “folk research” on water quality monitoring by monthly basis
and collection fish catch by fisherman in all target communities by
local researchers represents from each community within technical
supervision by government agencies. Data sharing mechanisms was
developed during the workshop and based on current capacities and lesson
learned of government agencies and integrated with existing sharing
system of TAOs and communities and schools under their affiliated area.
The activities at Huay Luang were promoted in the context of a
DfID-funded project on “Data Collection and Information Sharing for
Fisheries Co-management” which is jointly implemented by a number of
fisheries development organizations under the leadership of MRAG Ltd,
England. A draft “Field Guide on Data Collection and Sharing”, which is
a product from the DfID-project, was useful in developing the
methodology used at Huay Luang. The promising data 54 sharing mechanism
will be continue to be tested through the Participatory ActionResearch
process (PAR) for consensus learning process among all local
Phromthong, P.; Nachaipherm, J.; Musikaew, B. . Participatory data collecting and data sharing mechanism for resources management in Huay Luang reservoir, Udonthani, Thailand. In: Abstract of the paper presented at the 7th Technical Symposium on Mekong Fisheries, November 2005, Ubon Ratchathani, NE Thailand. Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd, London, UK.. (2005)
Participatory data collecting and data sharing mechanism for resources management in Huay Luang reservoir, Udonthani, Thailand.