sustainable fisheries Books

  • 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 ...

  • Product certification and ecolabelling for fisheries sustainability (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersProduct certification and ecolabelling are tools that can be used to support fisheries management. These tools, while interrelated and serving the same goal, have important differences as currently applied in fisheries. Product certification is commonly a measure mandated by governments, often mutually agreed ...

  • Sustainability Criteria for Fisheries Subsidies : Options for the WTO and Beyond

    Inappropriate subsidies contribute to widespread overfishing and to the distortion of trade in fisheries products. Current negotiations in the WTO aim to address this problem through binding new subsidies rules, but some fisheries subsidies will undoubtedly continue to be used for years to come.Jointly commissioned by WWF and UNEP, this paper ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Introducing fisheries subsidies (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical Papers'Introducing fisheries subsidies' explains why fishery subsidies are of concern, discusses alternatives to subsidies, explains why they are implemented and briefly considers the difficulties caused by their existence. The discussion then sharpens the focus to analyse a number of relevant topics. The final ...

  • Fish and Fisheries in Tropical Estuaries

    Tropical estuaries are among the most modified and threatened of aquatic environments, supporting innumerable fisheries essential to the regions in which they occur. This book synthesizes the wealth of data available in this area, much of it being brought together by Stephen Blaber for the first time. It will provide readers with a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fisheries Management - 3. Managing fishing capacity

    The purpose of these guidelines is to aid stakeholders and fisheries managers in the development of national and regional plans of action for the management of fishing capacities, in order to align fishing capacity with the sustainable use of fish ...

  • Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries

    The core of a multibillion dollar sport fishing industry, tarpon and bonefish, two of the earth’s oldest creatures, are experiencing obvious and precipitous population decline. Experienced anglers in the Florida Keys suggest a drop of approximately 90-95 percent for the bonefish population over the last 65 years. Despite the economic value of the ...

  • Putting into practice the ecosystem approach to fisheries (English)

    Although the principles of an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) are not new, there is very little practical experience in their implementation. Translating high-level policy goals on EAF into operational objectives and actions is now the key challenge to sustainable fisheries. This booklet will provide and overview of EAF, for marine capture ...

  • Poverty and Small-scale Fisheries in West Africa

    This book is one of the first attempts to examine the issue of poverty in small-scale fisheries from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It represents a state-of-the-art collation and synthesis of the experience of nineteen international experts in fisheries management, planning, economics and other social sciences, including several senior officers ...

  • Fisheries in irrigation systems of arid Asia (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical Papers(Reprint; first edition in 2004) This Fisheries Technical Paper is a companion to the Report of the FAO Expert Consultation on the Use of Irrigation Systems for Sustainable Fish Production in Arid Countries of Asia (FAO Fisheries Report No. 679, ISBN 92-5-104832-0). The consultation was held at Almaty, ...

  • The future of ACP-EU fisheries relations: Towards more sustainability and improved social and economic well being for ACP coastal communities

    Fishing provides a source of income for millions of people in ACP countries, working on a small-scale, labour-intensive basis. Drawing on a series of meetings organised by CTA on the future of ACP-EU fisheries relations, this study covers ACP-EU cooperation in the fisheries, ACP access to the European market and fisheries partnerships ...

  • State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2006, ( The ) (En)

    Series: State of World Fisheries and AquacultureSeveral decades ago, the efforts of public administrations were concentrated on developing fisheries and aquaculture and ensuring growth in production and consumption. Then, in the 1980s, as many resources became fully or overexploited, the attention of policy-makers began to focus instead on ...

  • Fishery manager's guidebook (A). Management measures and their application (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersFisheries management is a complex and evolving discipline and much is still being learned about what it involves, what works and what does not. The problem is compounded by the fact that fisheries management as a coherent discipline is still poorly defined and frequently equally poorly understood. This ...

  • Sample-based fishery surveys. A technical handbook (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThe purpose of this handbook is to summarize experience gained over recent years in fishery statistical development by the Fishery Information, Data and Statistics Unit (FIDI) of FAO, and provide planners and users of fishery surveys with simple and step-by-step guidance for developing and implementing ...

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