Effectiveness evaluation of a marine protected area in Vietnam : the Cu Lao Cham MPA case study
AuthorNguyen, Thi Trang Nhung
Planning, implementing and managing MPA not only requires attentions to biological issues which influence the performance of MPA but also to social and economic aspects that can greatly affect the outcome of MPA implementation. This study used data from logbook program over 4 years and face-to-face interview to explore the effectiveness of Cu Lao Cham MPA which is one of 4 MPAs in Vietnam through the performance of ecological (CPUE), economic (income from fishing) and social (perception to the MPA objectives) indicators. Result of study has indicated linkages between ecological, socio and economic issues which often give an insight to direct and immediate feedbacks to MPA and despite the various of problems in management of Cu Lao Cham MPA such as poaching, poor and ineffective enforcement, sustainability…., the performance of ecological, economic and social indicators in this study showed that Cu Lao Cham MPA has achieved a significant amount of success and is one of the few well-managed marine protected areas in Vietnam. This study has also identified a number of indications that the coastal fishery of Cu Lao Cham could be on a transition towards becoming a viable, sustainable characteristic of better-established tropical marine protected areas.
PublisherUniversitetet i Tromsø
University of Tromsø
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