fisheries development Books

  • Mountain fisheries in developing countries (En)

    Mountains of the world cover about one-fifth of the land surface, are home to one-tenth of the world's population, and provide livelihood to some of the poorest communities in the world. Mountain lakes and streams are a source of freshwater for countless riparian human communities, support industries, provide water for irrigation and hydropower ...

  • Guidelines for developing an at-sea fishery observer programme (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThese guidelines are intended to help those involved in managing fisheries to understand the range of objectives that an observer programme can meet and how these contribute towards the management of a fishery. The importance of scientific, compliance and information outputs is considered in relation to the ...

  • Fish for thought : fisheries, international trade and sustainable development

    First in a series of background and discussion papers produced to promote dialogue on fisheries, international trade and sustainable development, this paper sets out the context in which ICTSD and IUCN have conceived and launched the Fisheries, International Trade and Sustainable Developement Programme. The brochure should serve as a map to help ...

  • Inland Fisheries (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesThis booklet describes, in a non-technical manner, some important aspects of FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries No. 6 dealing with inland fisheries. The purpose of this booklet is to help familiarize FAO Members and other stakeholders with the goals and practices of responsible inland fisheries development ...

  • Computers in Fisheries Research

    This is the second edition of a book that reviews current and future computer trends in fisheries science applications. The first edition was published 10 years ago. Individuals have been quick to realize the potential of computers in fisheries and scientists continue to take advantage of the rapidly advancing tools and technology. This book ...

  • Net gains : linking fisheries management, international trade and sustainable development

    An overview of the relationship between trade liberalisation under the WTO and the requirements of sustainable fisheries management. This document provides a helpful reference for use in trade and environment issues. Using fisheries as an issue requiring urgent attention, it illustrates a range of conservation issues in the trade agenda including ...

  • Credit and microfinance needs in inland capture fisheries development and conservation in Asia (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis publication provides orientation, basic considerations and general principles for those institutions and organizations that provide credit and microfinance services to the fisheries sector, particularly the small-scale fisheries sector, and for those who want to include inland fishers and inland capture ...

  • Fisheries management. 2. The ecosystem approach to fisheries 2.2 The human dimensions of the ecosystem approach to fisheries

    FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible FisheriesThese Guidelines have been developed in response to requests for further information on the practical adoption and application of the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF), with a special focus on its human dimensions. As implementation of EAF is a human pursuit and takes place in the context of ...

  • WECAF. Report of the thirteenth session of the Commission and of the tenth session of the Committee for the Development and Management of Fisheries in

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture ReportsMajor topics discussed during the sessions were: the state of fishery resources and the status and trends of fisheries and aquaculture in the WECAFC region; climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture; FAO fishery statistics programme and WECAFC; and Convention on International Trade in Endangered ...

  • Making Fisheries Management Work

    The state of the Northeast Atlantic fisheries in recent years has highlighted implementation as the Achilles heel of modern fisheries management: discards, unreported or misreported landings are in many cases recognised to effectively subvert sound conservation goals. Implementation is thus a key factor in avoiding fisheries crises. While social ...

  • Fisheries management. 2. The ecosystem approach to fisheries 2.1 Best practices in ecosystem modelling for informing an ecosystem approach to fisheri

    These guidelines have been developed to assist users in the construction and application of ecosystem models for informing an ecosystem approach to fisheries. It addresses all steps of the modelling process, encompassing scoping and specifying the model, implementation, evaluation and advice on how to present and use the ...

  • Legislating for property rights in fisheries (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesIn recent decades, the traditional public right to fish in tidal waters has been supplanted by limitations on access to the stocks, particularly for commercial fishers. This is achieved by statutory schemes establishing rights of varying natures. Where these rights are fully established, they highlight the legal ...

  • By-catch Reduction in the World´s Fisheries

    This book comes after several decades of outstanding and successful research that has helped ameliorate some of the most important and controversial fisheries issues in the world – those associated with the unwanted wastage of fish from by-catch and discarding.The 8 chapters encompass contributions from 27 of the world’s leading experts in ...

  • Regional Commission for Fisheries. Report of the Regional Technical Workshop on Sustainable Marine Cage Aquaculture Development. Muscat, Sultanate of

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture ReportsThe workshop focus was on environmental impact assessment and monitoring, and aquaculture licensing for marine aquaculture cage systems. It also aimed at identifying constraints and shortcomings that need to be dealt with to support the development of the cage industry and facilitate investments from the ...

  • The Future of Fisheries Science in North America

    Fisheries science in North America is changing in response to a changing climate, new technologies, an ecosystem approach to management and new thinking about the processes affecting stock and recruitment. Authors of the 34 chapters review the science in their particular fields and use their experience to develop informed opinions about the ...

  • Chronicle of Cuban marine fisheries (1935-1995). Trend analysis and fisheries potential (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PaperThis paper presents an analysis of trends in Cuban marine fishery resources covering the period of development, as well as the period of greatest expansion, of national marine fisheries. An extended time series offers, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of Cuban fisheries over the last 60 years. A ...

  • Deep-Sea Demersal Fish and Fisheries

    This book deals with the bottom-living fishes of the world's largest ecosystem, the deep-sea. After a brief review of the oceanographic setting, the diversity and ecology of this unique ichthyofauna are considered in detail. The book goes on to deal explicitly with slope fisheries, both developed and developing. The interaction of the ...

  • Administrative sanctions in fisheries law (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesFisheries law enforcement, from investigation to judgement, continues to be an expensive and lengthy process in many jurisdictions. Many countries - particularly developing countries - experience such a significant backlog of pending trials for conventional criminal offences that dealing with fisheries offences is ...

  • Towards sustainable fisheries law : a comparative analysis

    With the growing scarcity of fish resources, instruments of fisheries management become crucial. This publication suggests a legal approach to this isssue, and focuses on six case studies: Indonesia, Kenya, Namibia, Brazil, Mexico and the EU. The case studies are preceded by an analysis of the international law requirements concerning fisheries ...

  • Models for an ecosystem approach to fisheries (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis report reviews the methods available for assessing the impacts of interactions between species and fisheries and their implications for marine fisheries management. A brief description of the various modelling approaches currently in existence is provided, highlighting in particular features of these ...

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