Millions of people in the Asian region depend on fisheries for a living,
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Day 1: Thursday, 3 May 2007

8:15-09:45hrs Inaugural session
Cambodian National Anthem
Welcome
Ms Chandrika Sharma, Executive Secretary, ICSF
Introduction to Workshop
Dr John Kurien, Coordinator, Animation Team, ICSF
Inaugural Speech
HE Nao Thouk, Director General, Fisheries and Adminstration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Foresty and Fisheries, Cambodia
Keynote Address
Artisanal and Small-scale Fisheries Management Regimes in Asia: Possible Options towards Responsible Fisheries
Dr Ichiro Nomura, Assistant Director General , Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
Presentation
Vote of Thanks
Elmer Ferrer, Community-based Coastal Resources Management, CBCRM Centre, Philippines
09:45-10:15hrs Tea and Poster Viewing
10:15-10:45hrs Chair: Mr Ly Vuthy, Chief of Community Fisheries Development, Fisheries Adminstration, RDC
Background and Rationale of the Workshop
Mr. Sebastian Mathew, Programme Adviser, ICSF
Chandrika Sharma, Executive Secretary, ICSF
Self-introduction by Partipants (country-wise)
10:45-12:30hrs Chair: Arjan Heinan, Fisheries Management Facilitator, The Netherlands Inland Fishers Organization and Voluntary Advisor, Danao Bay Resource Management Organization, Philippines
Fisheries and Coastal Area Management Regimes in Asia: What rights and interests of artisanal and small-scale fishing communities are taken into account?
Presentation of Case Studies from Southeast Asia undertaken by:
Synthesis by CBCRM Centre, Philippines
12:30-14:00hrs Lunch
14:00-15:00hrs Chair: Arsenio Tanchuling, Executive Director, Tambuyog Development Centre, Philippines
Fisheries and Coastal Area Management Regimes in Asia: What rights and interests of artisanal and small-scale fishing communities are taken into account? Presentation of case studies from South Asia undertaken by: Synthesis by V.Vivekanandan, Chief Executive Officer, South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS), India
14:30-17:30hrs Group Discussions (for participants to share experiences as related to the presentations and to share from their own specific contexts, to bring out problems, concerns, interests in relation to fisheries and coastal area management)
18:30 onwards Reception and Dinner