Community Role-models :
Blue Crab Bank and Ban Nai Thung Coastal Fisheries Learning Center

Ban Nai Thung Community, Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province Blue crab banks have been established in both coastal sheds and cages. There are more than 20 members of the group and 50 people participate in the activity and donate blue crabs. There are about 3,000 blue crab mothers per year. Organize other conservation activities in the area, make fish houses and not use fishery tools that destroy the ecosystem. with the release of blue crabs regularly as well as public relations activities to release blue crabs To raise awareness of the ecosystem By releasing baby blue crabs at appropriate times and at an appropriate area about 1 kilometer away from the coast, knowledge transfer activities are held regularly. The difference in income from the sale of mother crab to be used to manage projects and provide scholarships for youth in the community

Success from the restoration of blue crab resources and ecosystems Increase the amount of harvest and create a better ecosystem for the coast of Tha Sala District. until it has been dubbed “Golden Bay” from statistical data collected by Walailak University. It was found that the number of aquatic animals, especially blue crabs, increased from less than 10 kg/trip to 15-30 kg/trip, resulting in fishermen earning no less than 15,000 – 20,000 baht/person. Surveys of coastal marine species reveal more than 200 marine species, representing a complex ecosystem with high marine species diversity. People who are not engaged in fishing Able to do occupations following the revival of blue crabs, such as tying crabs, sheep meat, cleaning nets. Which generates income for the community as a whole, various agencies, especially the private sector, wish to work in the area to create ongoing activities that create a circular economy in the area. And fishermen have access to more opportunities to build a career from blue crab banking such as creative tourism. Local food shops, etc. Awards and reputation of the model community. Expanding the effect of circular economy in the community

Community Role-models : Ban Hat Somboon Crab Bank Learning Center

Ban Hat Somboon Community, Tha Chana District, Surat Thani Province There was a blue crab bank in the form of a house on the shore with more than 30 group members and 73 people participated in the activity and donated blue crabs. A large number of about 7,000 blue crabs / year, release the Suia blue crab every day, including publicizing the blue crab release activities. to raise awareness Make a collective agreement by the community No fishing in the 500-meter distance. Organize activities to broadcast and raise awareness for interested parties on a regular basis. The difference from the sale of the mother crab is used as a scholarship for children in the community, there are other conservation activities in the area, the creation of a fish house.

The Center for Academic Services,Walailak University

Walailak University 222 Thaiburi, Thasala district , Nakhon si thammarat 80160 Thailand

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