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Recent research findings related to the technology and socioeconomics of small-scale municipal fishermen in the Philippines and the "open-access" resources they exploit are reviewed. Evidence is provided of a trend towards overfishing of Philippine coastal waters, and of a willingness among fishermen to consider alternative activities to capture fishing.

This paper consists of four main parts: a) the marine fisheries of Southeast Asia; b) the mathematical models; c)the Gulf of Thailand trawl fishery as a case study; and d) possible new approaches in the study and management of region's fisheries.