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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

  • Aquaculture : Responsible practices and certification

    Aquaculture : Responsible practices and certification

    Over the past decade, there has been growing concern among international stakeholders, particularly in Mediterranean countries, about aquaculture product quality, knowledge management, interaction with the environment, technology and systems, fish health and welfare, management of biological lifecycles and sustainable feed production within the aquaculture sector. This publication is a result of a constructive debate among stakeholders. It ...

  • Aquaculture site selection and site management

    Aquaculture site selection and site management

    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. 

  • GFCM. Report of the sixth session of the Committee on Aquaculture. Tirana, Albania, 17-19 December 2008 - CGPM.

    GFCM. Report of the sixth session of the Committee on Aquaculture. Tirana, Albania, 17-19 December 2008 - CGPM.

    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

  • 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 ...

  • Integrated mariculture. A global review

    Integrated mariculture. A global review

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Papers # 529This technical paper provides a comprehensive review of current integrated mariculture practices around the world in three papers covering temperate zones, tropical zones and one semi enclosed ecosystem, the Mediterranean Sea. Integrated mariculture includes a diverse range of co-culture/farming practices, from integrated multitrophic aquaculture to the more specialized integration of

  • Responsible Fish Trade

    Responsible Fish Trade

    These guidelines are particularly important for two reasons: i) fish and fish products are among the most traded agricultural and food commodities with more than one-third of production entering international trade. This makes it especially important to ensure that all those involved in the sector operate according to the same set of rules; and ii) trade in fish and fish products is also very important for developing countries. Fifty percent of ...

  • Towards sustainable fisheries law : a comparative analysis

    Towards sustainable fisheries law : a comparative analysis

    With the growing scarcity of fish resources, instruments of fisheries management become crucial. This publication suggests a legal approach to this isssue, and focuses on six case studies: Indonesia, Kenya, Namibia, Brazil, Mexico and the EU. The case studies are preceded by an analysis of the international law requirements concerning fisheries management, with a focus on fisheries in Exclusive Economic Zones. The final part of the book ...

  • Achieving poverty reduction through responsible fisheries - Lessons from West and Central Africa

    Achieving poverty reduction through responsible fisheries - Lessons from West and Central Africa

    This document highlights important examples generated by the Sustainable Fisheries Livelihoods Programme with regard not only to reconciling poverty reduction and responsible fishing but also showing how the two are mutually dependent and essential for sustainable outcomes. It provides a consolidated account of main lessons learned to serve as a source of information and inspiration for further work with small-scale fishing communities.

  • Capture-based aquaculture. Global overview

    Capture-based aquaculture. Global overview

    Capture-based aquaculture makes use of wild fish and fishery resources in its production systems. Focusing on this subject, this document addresses selected key issues of sustainability in relation to current global aquaculture practices and developments. It includes two review papers on the use of wild resources, one covering social and economic aspects and the other on environmental and biodiversity issues, as well as ten papers on selected ...

  • Committee on Fisheries: Report of the eleventh Session of the Sub-Committee on Fish Trade. Bremen, Germany, 2-6 June 2008. Rapport de la onzième sess

    Committee on Fisheries: Report of the eleventh Session of the Sub-Committee on Fish Trade. Bremen, Germany, 2-6 June 2008. Rapport de la onzième sess

    The Sub-Committee took note of recent developments concerning international trade in fishery products. It also considered specific issues related to international trade and sustainable fisheries development. - Le Sous-Comité a pris acte des dernières évolutions concernant le commerce international des produits de la pêche et examiné plusieurs questions relatives au commerce international et au développement durable des pêches. - El Subcomité ...

  • Fisheries Management - 3. Managing fishing capacity

    Fisheries Management - 3. Managing fishing capacity

    The purpose of these guidelines is to aid stakeholders and fisheries managers in the development of national and regional plans of action for the management of fishing capacities, in order to align fishing capacity with the sustainable use of fish stocks.

  • Report of the Regional Workshop on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture in Central Asia: Status and Development Prospects. Beymelek, Turkey, 11-14 Decembe

    Report of the Regional Workshop on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture in Central Asia: Status and Development Prospects. Beymelek, Turkey, 11-14 Decembe

    Outcomes of the meeting were the exchange among representatives of the Central Asian countries of experiences on fisheries and aquaculture development constraints and opportunities, and increased awareness on the common goals to increase sustainable development of the sector and on the need for regional collaboration in fisheries and aquaculture.

  • Understanding and applying risk analysis in aquaculture

    Understanding and applying risk analysis in aquaculture

    Risk analysis, simply put, is "science-based decision-making". An integrated approach to risk analysis will assist the aquaculture sector in reducing risks to successful operations from both internal and external hazards and can similarly contribute to protect the environment, society and other resource users from adverse and often unpredicted impacts. This leads to improved profitability and sustainability of the sector, while at the same time ...

  • Comparative assessment of the environmental costs of aquaculture and other food production sectors. Methods for meaningful comparisons. FAO/WFT Expert

    Comparative assessment of the environmental costs of aquaculture and other food production sectors. Methods for meaningful comparisons. FAO/WFT Expert

    Series: FAO Fisheries ProceedingsThe global food production sector is growing and in many areas farming systems are intensifying. Although food production from all sectors has environmental impacts and environmental costs, public opinion and regulatory oversight amongst the sectors in this area is uneven. In order to understand better the place of aquaculture amidst the other food production sectors in regards to environmental costs, th

  • Report of and papers presented at the second meeting of the WECAFC Ad Hoc Working Group on the Development of Sustainable Moored Fish Aggregating Devi

    Report of and papers presented at the second meeting of the WECAFC Ad Hoc Working Group on the Development of Sustainable Moored Fish Aggregating Devi

    Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe meeting noted that the diversity in practices of the establishment and management of Fish Aggregating Devices [FADs] and agreed that there was a need for more cooperation and exchanges on moored FAD fishing at the subregional level to ensure sustainability in the exploitation of the shared fish resources that aggregate around FAD. This report consists of Part I that summarizes the presentations, discussi

  • Report of the Expert Consultation on Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fish trade. Silver Spring, United States of America, 22-26 January 2007 (En)

    Report of the Expert Consultation on Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fish trade. Silver Spring, United States of America, 22-26 January 2007 (En)

    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

  • Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development (En)

    Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis technical paper provides a comprehensive overview of feed and fertilizer use for sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries. It comprises a series of review papers, including eight country reviews from Asia, six country reviews from Africa, one case study report from Asia, three regional reviews (Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa), a global synthesis as well as the fin

  • Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries. Directives pour l'étiquetage écologique du poisson et des

    Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries. Directives pour l'étiquetage écologique du poisson et des

    The "Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries" are of a voluntary nature. They are applicable to ecolabelling schemes that are designed to certify and promote labels for products from well-managed marine capture fisheries and focus on issues related to the sustainable use of fisheries resources. The guidelines refer to principles, general considerations, terms and definitions, minimum substantive ...

  • Review of the current state of world aquaculture insurance (En)

    Review of the current state of world aquaculture insurance (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersRisk management is increasingly gaining attention within the aquaculture sector, as reflected in the development and increasing implementation of better management practices, codes of conduct and codes of good practice, standard operational procedures, certification and traceability. Aquaculture insurance is one of the tools used in the management of risks in aquaculture. This publication provides a