FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical PapersNo. 509This paper shows that the rapid expansion of aquaculture in Southeast Asia occurred in response to market demand and profit opportunities with little government involvement. Governments were more enabling than pro-active; they endorsed aquaculture as a source of livelihood or export earnings, but did not provide generous incentives to farmers. It is only recently, that, motivated
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical PapersNo . 512There is ample evidence that, when properly conducted, especially as a business (commercial) activity, aquaculture can make significant contribution to national food security, poverty alleviation and economies, factors which often determine policy makers' support to any sector. Yet, quantitative evaluation of these merits is poorly documented, particularly in developing countrie
The most updated data on capture production, aquaculture production and commodities in one volume. The complete yearbook package for each of these categories – all the key information and statistical tables – are now contained on one CD-ROM, inserted in a booklet including general notes, concepts and classifications, summary tables as well as a pull-out map of FAO major fishing areas. From the CD-ROM, you can download, consult, share and store ...
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical PapersInland fisheries livelihoods in Central Asia have been highly affected by the deterioration in the economic environment after the collapse of the former Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991. This publication discusses current policies and potential livelihood-enhancing policy interventions. Examples are given of livelihood or coping strategies that have evolved for those people wh
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical PapersNo. 521Knowledge of the technological and socio-economical factors that have contributed to the past development of aquaculture in diverse regions of the world is essential to understand the current challenges facing the sector and to formulate appropriate policies to spur growth in those regions where aquaculture has failed to develop adequately. Because forecasts for aquaculture devel
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture ReportsThe meeting discussed the final activities and inputs to the Regional Aquaculture Information System (RAIS) in view of its imminent and official launching in March 2009. The participants discussed and agreed on: i) the RAIS User Manual, ii) the promotional flyer, iii) the press release, and iv) the overall communication strategy to launch and to further strengthen the information system.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Reports # 918The Experts received a report on the Expert's Workshop on Flag State Responsibilities: Assessing Performance and Taking Action that was organized by the Government of Canada from 25 to 28 March 2008 in Vancouver. The Consultation then considered a number of papers prepared by the experts and commentaries on them including criteria for assessing the performance of flag States, possible actions a
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Reports 906The recent incursion of a serious disease, epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS), in the Chobe-Zambezi River - and now confirmed in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia - revealed biosecurity weakness in the southern African region. The Workshop on the Development of an Aquatic Framework for Southern Africa was convened by FAO, as part of its continuing assistance to the region. The objectives were to unde
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Reports No. 914The consultation, held in four sessions in FAO headquarters, was convened by the Director General of the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations upon the recommendation of the twenty-seventh session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries. The Technical Consultation finalized the draft Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing on
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical PapersThis publication provides an overview of the current status of capture fisheries insurance in the world. It presents the findings of a number of regional and national review desk studies carried out between December 2006 and January 2008 covering China, Japan and India in Asia, Europe, Africa, the United States of America in North America, South America, Oceania and the Russian Federation. A
As the only repository for global fishing data, FAO regularly collects and analyses fisheries statistics. All the information that was traditionally distributed in three volumes (Fisheries Statistics for Commodities; Aquaculture Production; and Capture Production) is now available on one CD-ROM, together with a printed volume that contains related introductions, summaries, maps, notes and essential table. The information itself has not changed, ...
The successful development of aquaculture depends on the use of a common language and standardization of terminology. This publication, validated by international experts, contains over 2 500 terms and includes definitions, information sources, synonyms and related terms, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish.This glossary is for experts and scientists involved in aquaculture research and development, and also for technicians,
This report identifies the many positive and negative impacts of aquaculture with their far-reaching socio-economic implications. While they agreed that multi-criteria decision-making framework using analytical hierarchy process as a measurement technique is a suitable method for assessing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture, experts recognized that other methods such as the costs benefits analysis could also be used depending on ...
The workshop consisted of technical presentations and working group discussions. The technical presentations included regional reviews, case studies, a global synthesis and a number of invited presentations. The workshop served to address various thematic areas and other issues of significance emerging from the regional reviews and case studies: fisheries management, policy development, food security, poverty alleviation, social and ethical ...
This booklet is a voluntary instrument that applies to all States and entities. Its overall objective is to provide a framework, strategy and plan for the improvement of knowledge and understanding of status and trends of aquaculture as a basis for policy-making and management. - Ce livret est un instrument volontaire qui s'applique à l'ensemble des Etats et de instances. L'objectif général de définir un cadre, une stratégie et un plan ...
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 as part of their client base and lending operations. The document has three parts.
Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe report of the twenty-second session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP), Rome, Italy, 27 February-2 March 2007, is presented. Topics discussed were: enhancement of regional fishery bodies and the FishCode Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries partnership; review of progress by member organizations; aquaculture statistics; issues related to
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 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