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  • Sustainability Criteria for Fisheries Subsidies : Options for the WTO and Beyond

    Sustainability Criteria for Fisheries Subsidies : Options for the WTO and Beyond

    Inappropriate subsidies contribute to widespread overfishing and to the distortion of trade in fisheries products. Current negotiations in the WTO aim to address this problem through binding new subsidies rules, but some fisheries subsidies will undoubtedly continue to be used for years to come.Jointly commissioned by WWF and UNEP, this paper — Sustainability criteria for fisheries subsidies: Options for the WTO and beyond &m

  • East African Rift Valley Lakes

    East African Rift Valley Lakes

    This report presents the assessment of Lakes Turkana, Tanganyika, Victoria and Malawi – the largest of the East African Rift Valley Lakes and among the oldest lakes in the world. The lakes are renowned for their high endemism and support a vital socio-economic service as a core for transportation, water supply, fisheries, recreation and tourism. Anthropogenic impacts have significantly altered the ecosystem function of these lakes. Lake

  • Seamounts Deep-Sea Coral and Fisheries : Regional Seas Report and Studies No 183

    Seamounts Deep-Sea Coral and Fisheries : Regional Seas Report and Studies No 183

    Seamounts, deep-sea corals and fisheries - an ubiquitous ocean floor feature, a key marine ecosystem, and an important human activity: together they have created one of the most critical ocean issues. The report reveals the global scale of the vulnerability of habitat-forming stony corals on seamounts, and that of associated marine biodiversity and assemblages, to the impacts of trawling, especially in areas beyond national jurisdiction. It pr

  • Analysis of aquaculture development in Southeast Asia: a policy perspective

    Analysis of aquaculture development in Southeast Asia: a policy perspective

    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

  • Code of practice for fish and fishery products. First edition. FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission

    Code of practice for fish and fishery products. First edition. FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission

    Codex Alimentarius - Joint FAO/WHO Food StandardsThe Code of Practice for fish and fishery products is intended for all those engaged in the handling, production, storage, distribution, export, import and sale of fish and fishery products. The Code will help in attaining safe and wholesome products that can be sold on national or international markets and meet the requirements of the Codex Standards. The Code is a work in progress and a

  • Commercial aquaculture and economic growth, poverty alleviation and food security: Assessment framework

    Commercial aquaculture and economic growth, poverty alleviation and food security: Assessment framework

    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

  • Committee on Fisheries. Report of the fourth session of the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture - Puerto Varas, Chile, 6-10 October 2008 - Rapport de la quat

    Committee on Fisheries. Report of the fourth session of the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture - Puerto Varas, Chile, 6-10 October 2008 - Rapport de la quat

    Several working documents, including Technical guidelines on aquaculture certification, Towards better governance in aquaculture and Opportunities for addressing the challenges in meeting the rising global demand for food fish from aquaculture, were presented by the Secretariat for information, discussion and decision by the Sub-Committee. Also published in Arabic, Chinese and Russian. - Plusieurs documents de travail, notamment Directives ...

  • Committee on Fisheries. Report of the fourth session of the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture - Puerto Varas, Chile, 6-10 October 2008 - Rapport de la quat

    Committee on Fisheries. Report of the fourth session of the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture - Puerto Varas, Chile, 6-10 October 2008 - Rapport de la quat

    Several working documents, including Technical guidelines on aquaculture certification, Towards better governance in aquaculture and Opportunities for addressing the challenges in meeting the rising global demand for food fish from aquaculture, were presented by the Secretariat for information, discussion and decision by the Sub-Committee. Also published in Arabic, Chinese and Russian. - Plusieurs documents de travail, notamment Directives ...

  • Estimation of tuna fishing capacity from stock assessment-related information. Workshop to further

    Estimation of tuna fishing capacity from stock assessment-related information. Workshop to further

    These Proceedings include the Report of, and the paper presented at, a Workshop organized by FAO's Japan-funded Project on the Management of Tuna Fishing Capacity: Conservation and Socio-Economics, in collaboration with and with in-kind support of several international and national fisheries institutions involved tuna fisheries research and management. The Report of the Workshop outlines the discussions carried out at the Workshop,

  • FAO Yearbook. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics 2007

    FAO Yearbook. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics 2007

    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 ...

  • Fisheries management. 2. The ecosystem approach to fisheries 2.2 The human dimensions of the ecosystem approach to fisheries

    Fisheries management. 2. The ecosystem approach to fisheries 2.2 The human dimensions of the ecosystem approach to fisheries

    FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible FisheriesThese Guidelines have been developed in response to requests for further information on the practical adoption and application of the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF), with a special focus on its human dimensions. As implementation of EAF is a human pursuit and takes place in the context of societal goals and aspirations, the human forces at play need to be understood and considered

  • Fishing operations. 2: Best practices to reduce incidental catch of seabirds in capture fisheries

    Fishing operations. 2: Best practices to reduce incidental catch of seabirds in capture fisheries

    FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries # 1/Suppl.2These guidelines have been produced to support implementation of the International Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries (IPOA-Seabirds). They are addressed to decision-makers and policy-makers associated with conserving seabirds and with minimizing their interaction with fishing gears, but the Guidelines should also be of interest to

  • Guidelines for risk-based fish inspection

    Guidelines for risk-based fish inspection

    Fish and fishery products are nutritious and healthy and are an important source of food and livelihood for many millions of people worldwide. Fish inspection is concerned with ensuring that the consumer has access to safe and nutritious fish and fish products, whether the fish is from domestic sources of supply, imported or to be exported to consumers in another country. The present guidelines will assist fish inspectors to carry out these ...

  • Guidelines to reduce sea turtle mortality in fishing operations

    Guidelines to reduce sea turtle mortality in fishing operations

    Sea turtles are affected by a range of different factors, some natural and others caused by human activities, including fishing operation. As a result, all sea turtles species whose conservation status has been assessed are considered to be threatened or endangered. These guidelines provide assistance for the preparation of national or multilateral fisheries management measures and industry initiatives that may help to conserve sea turtles by ...

  • Information and knowledge sharing

    Information and knowledge sharing

    These guidelines provide a special focus on information and knowledge sharing and its current and potential role in supporting implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. They highlight the issues involved for individuals and organizations to have access to the information they need and, as importantly, to share their own information and knowledge with others. Particular attention is paid to the needs of developing ...

  • Inland fisheries livelihoods in Central Asia. Policy interventions and opportunities

    Inland fisheries livelihoods in Central Asia. Policy interventions and opportunities

    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

  • International guidelines for the management of deep-sea fisheries in the high seas - Directives internationales sur la gestion de la pêche ...- Direc

    International guidelines for the management of deep-sea fisheries in the high seas - Directives internationales sur la gestion de la pêche ...- Direc

    These guidelines were developed through a participatory process involving fisheries experts, fishery managers from governments, the fishing industry, academia and non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. They are voluntary and constitute an instrument of reference to help in formulating and implementing appropriate measures for the management of deep-sea fisheries in the high seas. - Ces directives ont été développées au moyen d'un ...

  • International seafood trade: challenges and opportunities - FAO/University of Akureyri Symposium 1-2 February 2007 - Akureyri, Iceland

    International seafood trade: challenges and opportunities - FAO/University of Akureyri Symposium 1-2 February 2007 - Akureyri, Iceland

    The meeting included a range of views regarding the risks and challenges inherent to the recent developments in international seafood trade with views from government officials, business representatives and academia. The symposium highlighted that the seafood sector is extremely dynamic and is increasingly becoming a global sector. Risks include the pressure of global demand on capture fisheries that are often overexploited, meeting the higher ...