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In this chapter, the author discusses the fishery management problems of marine fisheries in Southeast Asia. These involve primarily the countries bordering the South China Sea. The author also describes (1) boundary/jurisdiction problems, (2) resource problems, and (3) development and management problems in the South China Sea.

The author discusses the problems affecting the distribution and management of fishery resources in Southeast Asia. The problems discussed are essentially of two kinds. One set relates to conflicts over the distribution of fishery wealth, and the other to the potential violations of agreements and regulations and the necessity for effective enforcement measures to achieve the efficient production of net benefits.