FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Reports # 904The workshop reviewed progress in post-harvest fish utilization in Africa and made recommendations to FAO, its member countries and institutes interested in fish utilization in Africa. The experts reviewed in particular fresh or live fish handling, fish processing, post-harvests loss assessment, quality and safety, and marketing and socio-economic issues. - L'atelier a passé en revue les progrè
Until recently, studies of the marine environment have neglected the physical structure and complexity of fish habitat, underestimating the impact of its degradation and simplification for stock sizes. The author maintains that when fishery resources are depleted, harvest controls alone are ineffective for their recovery and subsequent conservation. Integrating ecological and management notions into a common framework, he sets forth the ...
Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe Workshop was held to review progress and problems in post-harvest fish utilization in Africa and formulate recommendations to FAO, its member countries and all institutes, institutions and persons interested in fish utilization in Africa. The experts reviewed in particular fresh fish utilization, fish processing, quality assurance, and marketing and socio-economic issues. The review was done through pres
Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe tenth Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries Sub-Committee on Fish Trade (COFI:FT), which met from 30 May to 2 June 2006, recommended that a Technical Consultation be organized to review the draft Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fish Trade taking into account all relevant aspects of international trade in fish products. COFI:FT noted that the guidelines should further reflect the current environm
Five training manuals on "Simple Methods for Aquaculture" and the "Handbook on Small-scale Freshwater Fish Farming" are presented on the CD-ROM. These manuals are written in simple language, focusing on the practical aspects of semi-intensive fish culture in freshwaters from site selection and fish farm construction to the raising, final harvesting and marketing of the fish. They present methods and equipment useful not only to those responsible ...
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThe effective management of shared fish stocks stands as one of the great challenges towards achieving long-term sustainable fisheries. These resources account for as much as one-third of world marine capture fishery harvests. This paper explores the legal and economic aspects of the management of each of the several different categories of shared stocks, namely transboundary, highly migratory, stra
Series: FAO Fisheries ProceedingsThis is the first of the two-volume proceedings from "Deep Sea 2003: Conference on the Governance and Management of Deep-sea Fisheries. It includes the keynote addresses and papers presented on the Conference themes that covered: environment, ecosystem biology, habitat, diversity and oceanography; population biology and resource assessment; harvesting and conservation strategies for resource management;
Series: FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible FisheriesThese guidelines have been produced to support implementation of the International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. They are addressed to decision-makers and policy-makers associated with conserving shark and other chondrichthyan species and with managing the harvest of these resources, but they should also be of interest to fishing industries and oth
Capture-based aquaculture" defines and reviews certain practices that are shared between aquaculture and capture fisheries. It specifically considers the on-growing of fattening of four species groups - eels, groupers, tunas and yellowtails - which is based on the use of wild-caught "seed". The report begins with an introduction on the overlap between aquaculture and fisheries and their global trends.Chapters on the four species group f
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersLarge pelagic fish are important to the small-scale, commercial and recreational fisheries in many Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries. They are seen as an area with potential for growth. As most are transboundary, their management requires collaboration among countries in the context of international fisheries agreements. The FAO Technical Cooperation Programme project described in this report
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical papers.The author distinguishes between 'ocean fish farming' and 'ocean ranching'. The distinguishing characteristic of ocean ranching is that the released species are unassisted once released into the ocean. Ocean ranching in turn is classified as' pure ocean ranching' (animals intended to be harvested by the entity that released them) and 'stock enhancement ocean ranching'. The document first relates th
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 upon by regional fisheries management organizations, in order to ensure that only legally h
Series: FAO Training SeriesThis manual deals in two volumes with the practical aspects of management related to freshwater fish culture in earthen ponds. The first volume (FAO Training Series No. 21/1, 1996, ISBN 92-5-102873-7, US$51.00) explains how to manage the pond itself. This second volume deals with how to manage fish stocks and, as a whole, a fish farm. Fish handling, propagation, feeding, harvesting, grading and storage are exp