Aquaculture is currently facing a significant challenge : how to alleviate the pressure on fish stocks exerted by commercial fishing and yet meet the increasing demand for sea products in a sustainable way. The aim of this guide is to promote the sustainable development of Mediterranean aquaculture by providing basic guidelines for good practice in site selection and site management.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture ReportsThe Committee discussed the main problems faced by the Mediterranean aquaculture market and agreed on the need to harmonize and to implement the procedures for site selection and site management of Mediterranean aquaculture, for Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Monitoring Programmes. The Committee confirmed that the sustainability of aquaculture depends on four key dimensions being t
This flagship publication of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, presents a world review of fisheries and aquaculture, including trends and statistics. It highlights issues debated worldwide and profiles future scenarios with a view to providing the most current global view and perspective on fisheries and aquaculture.This issue of The State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture features some aspects that may receive inc
Fisheries and aquaculture, and their related industries, play an essential role in the livelihoods of millions around the world - about 520 million people depend on the sector. Vital to the poorest, fisheries and aquaculture contribute significantly to world food security and account for over US$85.9 billion in international trade. Based on the broad board of expertise of the FAO Fisheries Department, the "World Fisheries and Aquaculture Atlas ...
Aquaculture growth worldwide involves the expansion of cultivated areas, a higher density of aquaculture installations and farmed individuals, and greater use of feed resources produced outside the immediate culture area. These proceedings present the output of a workshop and include contributed papers on: definitions, principles, scales and management measures, human dimensions, economic implications and legal implications that are relevant for ...
Aquaculture in the Southeast Asian region has been growing steadily over the last few decades, requiring more space to accommodate it. The search for additional areas to expand the aquaculture industry as a whole and the identification of new farming species of commercial value to satisfy the growing local and export market are pushing the sector in some countries to broaden activities in the sea.
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis document contains nine papers on cage aquaculture including a global overview, one country review for China, and seven regional reviews for Asia (excluding China), northern Europe, the Mediterranean, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and Oceania, all of which were presented during the FAO Special Session on Cage Aquaculture - Regional Reviews and Global Overview
Version 1 of the FAO Field Project Reports on Aquaculture CD-ROM was published in 2003 and covered the years 1966-1995. The reports were produced as part of the activities of 208 national field projects conducted within 80 countries around the world, 41 regional field projects and 8 interregional FAO Fisheries Department projects. This updated version includes the reports from Version 1 plus additional aquaculture project reports for the years ...
Series: General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM): ReportsBased on advice from SAC and proposals by Members, the Commission adopted three Resolutions, including two related to the GFCM statistical framework (on fishing effort and operational units data collection sets and on Geographical Sub-Areas [GSAs]), and one on the use of the 40 mm square mesh size in the codend of trawlnets. The Commission also adopted binding rec
Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe meeting was organized as a result of a process, comprising an external evaluation of the Committee on Aquaculture (CAQ) and its Networks, in 2004, and the endorsement by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) at its thirtieth session (January 2006) of a meeting of experts to identify the needs for a GFCM subsidiary body of CAQ which would deal with the socio-economic and technical
Series: GFCM: Studies and ReviewsMediterranean finfish species such as the European seabass and the gilthead seabream have, over the last two decades, been attracting considerable attention among aquaculturists and investors. The net result has been a rapid increase in the supply of the finfish to the European markets. This report describes the current status of the European market for these and other finfish species and the major chara
Series: FAO Fisheries ProceedingsFish genetic resources (FiGR) comprise all finfish and aquatic invertebrate genetic material that has actual or potential value for capture fisheries and aquaculture. In capture fisheries more species are becoming endangered and more stocks overexploited. Management of FiGR can help maintain and rebuild these fisheries. Deep-sea fisheries and modern genetic technologies are emerging areas that require at
Fisheries aquaculture and their related industries provide a livelihood for as many as 250 million people worldwide. Vital to the poorest, fisheries contributes significantly to world food security and account for over US$71 billion in international trade. Based on the broad board of expertise of the FAO Fisheries Department, the "World Fisheries and Aquaculture Atlas CD-ROM" presents a comprehensive and global view of both capture fisheries and ...
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 fisheries management, in addition to development of aquaculture. Subsequent recognition of the man
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 utilization of sea cucumbers, including for human consumption, has been steadily growing over the years. Up-to-date information on the present status of world sea cucumber resources and utilization is presented with special focus on countries such as China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines that have been heavily engaged in the industry for decades. Information from other c
Series: State of World Fisheries and AquacultureFisheries continue to receive increasing attention not only because they represent an important source of livelihoods and food but also because of their contribution to increasing our understanding of the vast aquatic ecosystem - a strong concern of civil society at large. "The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2004" concludes that developments in world fisheries and aquaculture dur
Integrated farming in Asia is either considered an eco-friendly good that should be preserved for environmental reasons or a poor practice that will soon be superseded by industrial aquaculture. The reality, as this book describes, is a dynamic set of practices that have expanded rapidly under certain conditions but have proved inconsequential in others. An analysis concludes that most livestock-fish integration is sound business conducted by ...
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 electricity production and for fish. Fisheries play an important role in providing food and income to ...
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis volume discusses the difficult access to investment capital, one of the major obstacles to the development of sustainable commercial aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa. The problem arises from a lack of collateral, excessively high interest rates on loans, bankers' perceptions that aquaculture carries a particularly high risk of failure, a lack of knowledge, by farmers, of the modalities of appl