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
This document introduces some basic principles of the stability of small fishing vessels and provides simple guidance on what fishing vessel crews can do to maintain adequate stability for their vessels. It is not intended to be a complete course on fishing vessel stability. The publication is aimed at fishers and their families, fishing vessel owners, boat builders, competent authorities and others who are interested in the safety of fishing ...
Fishers rely on an in-depth knowledge of the natural milieu for their livelihood. This title focuses on how and where fishers' knowledge - indigenous and artisanal, as well as large and small-scale commercial - is being put to work in collaboration with scientists, government managers and non-governmental organizations.Case studies from around the globe show clearly that it is time to move beyond debates about the utility of fishers' kn
Series: FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible FisheriesMost small-scale fishers are in developing countries and many live in poor and food insecure communities. The guidelines explore ways through which the contribution of small-scale fisheries to poverty alleviation and food security could be enhanced. A vision for the future of small-scale fisheries is presented as a goal towards which the subsector should develop. Ensuring greater
Series: FAO Legislative StudiesIn recent decades, the traditional public right to fish in tidal waters has been supplanted by limitations on access to the stocks, particularly for commercial fishers. This is achieved by statutory schemes establishing rights of varying natures. Where these rights are fully established, they highlight the legal characteristics of property. This study is a contribution by the FAO Development Law Service to
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 PapersThis study aims to derive and disseminate lessons learned on fisher participation in fisheries management as well as ways of supporting livelihoods through responsible fisheries management. It is intended primarily for government staff, non-governmental organizations and staff in other agencies working on artisanal fisheries management and poverty alleviation in developing countries. The study is ba
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersIncrease in the number of fishers as a result of population growth and migration to coastal fishing communities can be a contributing factor in the overexploitation of fisheries resources and deterioration of the coastal environment. The findings of the UNFPA-FAO project, "Strengthening of research and training on population and development dynamics of rural fishing communities", summarized in this docum