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Financing incentive-based hilsa fisheries management in Myanmar through fiscal reform

The hilsa shad is one of the most commercially valuable fish species in Myanmar, but it is under threat. As part of a project designing a system of incentive-based management for hilsa fisheries in Myanmar, this study explores how fiscal tools such as licence fees and taxation could be used to finance the system. We clearly demonstrate that by increasing revenue-collection efficiency and adapting current tools to better target actors nearer the top of the hilsa value chain, the government of Myanmar could triple current revenues and use these to support more inclusive and sustainable hilsa fisheries.

Publication information

  • IIED code: 16669IIED
  • Published: Mar 2020 - IIED
  • Area: Myanmar
  • Theme: Fisheries
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-793-5
  • Language: English

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Introducing incentive-based fisheries management in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady Delta will protect fish stocks, safeguard biodiversity and help protect the livelihoods of local fishing communities.

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