FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture ReportsThe Technical Workshop considered global and country specific information on shark fisheries and trade to identify limitations and strategies for improving their monitoring. Reports from a selected number of main shark fishing and trading nations described the status of shark fisheries and the efforts towards the development of a National Plan of Action for Sharks. The workshop recommended actions to
This manual presents guidelines on the requirements for responsible management of the fisheries exploiting Caribbean queen conch (Strombus gigas), with particular emphasis on the requirements to comply with the relevant regulations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). It provides general guidance on each step of a basic fisheries management cycle and examples of management systems for ...
Series: General Fisheries Commision for the Mediterranean (GFCM): Studies and ReviewsThe establishment of fishery statistics and information systems in many countries of the General Fishery Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) continues to be considered a high priority activity, and the need to monitor fishing activities and provide fishery management at all levels with accurate, reliable and timely data which can interact with stock
Series: General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM): Studies and ReviThe purpose of this study is to provide a snapshot of recreational fisheries legal frameworks within the Mediterranean with a view to promoting homogeneous and comprehensive recreational fisheries management in the Mediterranean. The study reviews the existing laws and regulations concerning recreational fisheries adopted by Mediterranean countries. It pr
Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe Expert Consultation was convened by the Director-General of FAO to review and assess technical, legal and institutional aspects concerning the use of vessel monitoring systems (VMS) and satellites in monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) with the goal of facilitating the wider use of this type of technology and promoting and strengthening international cooperation among States for its use.
Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe First Meeting of Regional Fishery Body Secretariats Network (RSN-1) was held at FAO headquarters, Rome, on 12 and 13 March 2007. The meeting reviewed the decision of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of relevance to regional fishery bodies (RFBs). The meeting discussed the role of RFBs, external factors affecting fisheries management, approaches to incorporate ecosystem cons
Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThis document is the final report of the third Technical Consultation on the Development and Management of the Fisheries of Lake Kariba. The major topics discussed were: current status of the fisheries in the Lake Kariba national sectors; legislations, restrictions, monitoring, control and surveillance and co-management; and unified fisheries management strategies and options for the Lake.
Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. The Committe
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersIn order to safeguard the important role that marine capture fisheries play with regard to employment, income and food security, up-to-date information on the sector is needed to monitor the effect of management measures, regulations and government policies on its economic and financial health. This paper presents the findings of studies on the economic and financial performance of marine capture fi
Series: General Fisheries Commision for the Mediterranean (GFCM): Studies and ReviewsIn 2001, a study on the fisheries regulatory framework of the Western Mediterranean coastal States was undertaken under the aegis of the COPEMED Project; as follow-up, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) commissioned a comparative study covering the entire Mediterranean basin that focused on three issues: (i) access regimes to
Series: General Fisheries Commision for the Mediterranean (GFCM): Studies and ReviewsThe principal objective of the FAO AdriaMed Expert Consultation "Interactions between Aquaculture and Capture Fisheries" (Rome, 5-7 November 2003) was to explore the main issues dealing with interactions between aquaculture and capture fisheries by using the existing knowledge available at the Adriatic basin level. This initiative would represent a cont
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThe main objective of this manual is to present the basic and standard concepts of sampling methods applied to fisheries science. In order to ensure sound fisheries research, it is essential to have reliable data from landing ports, fishery stocks and research surveys. A rational management of fishing resources can then be established to ensure a sustainable exploitation rate and responsible fisheri
Series: General Fisheries Commision for the Mediterranean (GFCM): Studies and ReviewsThis manual is aimed at all decision-makers who may need to collect data to build socio-economic indicators. At an international level, it can be used to facilitate and simplify reporting under international conventions and agreements on matters relating to the sustainable development of the world's fisheries. Regional fisheries bodies and stakeholders
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 requirements for developing and implementing management plans. The guidelines promote the use
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersFisheries in the South Africa Development Community freshwaters are found to function as an economic buffer and as a safety valve for thousands of people moving in and out of the fisheries according to the opportunities in the national economies. At the same time the stocks tend to be less threatened than many tend to believe. Classical management theory's emphasis on limiting numbers of fishermen a
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical Papers The paper has been designed as a handbook for fisheries administrators for use when establishing or enhancing, monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) systems in support of fisheries management initiatives. It updates the 1994 FAO Technical Paper No. 338, "An introduction to monitoring, control and surveillance systems for capture fisheries", through a review of recent international fisheries ag
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 cost-effective and sustainable fishery surveys. The methodological and operational concepts discus
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis manual deals with the practical implementation of a routine data collection programme. This programme is developed through a top-down approach, from the identification of the objectives down to the practical recording and management of data obtained from the fishery. The issues are dealt with through both detailed discussion and by using simple examples. These examples are mostly based on situa
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical Papers Sharks! Who may fish them? How is the production of sharks and the trade in shark products monitored? The two volumes making up this report describe the population biology and fishery management of elasmobranchs in various parts of the world. Among other topics, fisheries administration, management objectives and national fisheries policies and planning processes are described in depth. The first p