|Mar 26, 2013||
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Strategies and Methods in Seafood
The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department recently released the Report of the Expert Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Strategies and Methods in Seafood. The workshop, held in January 2012 and convened by the Director-General of FAO, provides information on possible fishing industry contributions to climate change and on ways to reduce the sector’s reliance on and consumption of fossil fuels, respecting the principles embodied within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...
|Mar 26, 2013||
Safety Recommendations for Decked Fishing Vessels of Less than 12 metres in Length and Undecked Fishing Vessel
A new document, Safety Recommendations for Decked Fishing Vessels of Less than 12 metres in Length and Undecked Fishing Vessels was published as part of the continuing cooperation between FAO, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in relation to the safety of fishing vessels.
|Mar 25, 2013||
Managing billfish in the Western Central Atlantic
A recent workshop on the preparation of a billfish management and conservation plan for the Western Central Atlantic reconfirmed the wide interest in the Caribbean region to curb the trend of ever reducing billfish stocks.Experts from 11 countries and 10 international and regional organizations recognized that improving billfish management and conservation in the Western Central Atlantic will have to be consistent with ICCAT* recommendations.
|Mar 20, 2013||
FIRMS Steering Committee Meeting - 8th Session
Information for Participants at Meetings at FAO Headquarters Meeting location: FAO - Nigeria meeting room (C215 - second floor) Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome Italy Report | Meeting documents
|Mar 20, 2013||
Fishing vessels and acoustic surveys for deep-sea species
A recent FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture publication, Fishing vessel execution of acoustic surveys of deep-sea species: main issues and way forward, provides a synthesis of current knowledge and practice for engaging the fishing industry in the management of the resources they target, highlights main challenges, and discusses how analysts and decision-makers can use this experience in undertaking aggregation-based fishing-vessel executed acoustic surveys.
|Mar 20, 2013||
Priority adaptations to climate change for Pacific fisheries and aquaculture: reducing risks and capitalizing on opportunities
Proceedings for a workshop organized last year by FAO and Secretariat of the Pacific Community are now available. Priority adaptations to climate change for Pacific fisheries and aquaculture: reducing risks and capitalizing on opportunities provides a summary of the technical presentations given at the workshop on the implications of climate change for Pacific fisheries and aquaculture as well as the outcomes of discussions on the priority adaptations that Pacific island countries and ...
|Mar 20, 2013||
Action programme for the sustainable management of shared marine resources in the Caribbean region
Countries of the Caribbean region have agreed to a ten-year strategic action programme for the sustainable management of shared living marine resources. Many of the economically important marine species in the area - as well the environmental problems that affect these species - are transboundary in nature and require coordinated action to ensure the sustainable use and protection of these natural resources.
|Mar 20, 2013||
Field identification guide to the living marine resources of the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean
The FAO FishFinder programme has published a new guide,Field identification guide to the living marine resources of the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean, covering major animal groups of the southern and eastern Mediterranean Sea, including crustaceans, molluscs, sea urchins, fishes, sea turtles and marine mammals. It contains information on 372 species, selected according to their economic interest, commonness, and endangered or invasive status.
|Mar 18, 2013||Fishing operations: best practices to reduce incidental catch of seabirds in capture fisheries|
|Mar 18, 2013||Aquaculture development|
|Mar 18, 2013||Pratiques de sécurité liées à la stabilité des petits navires de pêche|
|Mar 18, 2013||
Mediterranean and Black Sea sharks risk extinction
Shark populations in the Mediterranean and Black Sea have dropped dramatically over the last two centuries and now risk extinction, with serious implications for the region's entire marine ecosystem and food chains, according to a new FAO study. The study, Elasmobranchs of the Mediterranean and Black Sea: Status, Ecology and Biology, was undertaken by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, one of several FAO regional bodies working in the fisheries sector.
|Mar 12, 2013||
AppliFish, marine knowledge at the touch of a button
While human consumption of fish products has doubled in the last half century, policies for sustainable use of aquatic ecosystems must address the challenges facing global fish stocks. AppliFish is a free mobile application developed by the fisheries and biodiversity knowledge platform i-Marine makes aquatic-related information available to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
|Mar 07, 2013||
International guidelines take aim at illegal fishing (IUU)
After several years of negotiations, countries have taken a major step against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), one of the greatest threats to sustainable fisheries and related livelihoods. International guidelines developed through an FAO-led consultative process aim to cut down on IUU fishing by improving the accountability of flag states - those countries which register fishing vessels and authorize them to fly their flags.
|Feb 27, 2013||
FAO/NEPAD workshop on climate change, disasters and crises in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Southern and Eastern Africa
The NEPAD-FAO Fish Programme (NFFP) and the Smartfish Programme are jointly organizing a regional workshop on climate change, disasters and crises in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Southern and Eastern Africa. The objective of the workshop is to establish the current baseline regarding the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture activities and policies, and vice versa, and to coordinate activities, identify gaps, and priority ...
|Feb 26, 2013||
Tuna: a global perspective
Tuna and tuna-like species are a significant source of nutritious food and livelihoods. They include approximately 40 species occurring in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and in the Mediterranean Sea. Over the years, FAO has formulated and implemented various global, regional and national projects and facilitated meetings (often externally funded) in support of the management of tuna fisheries and capture-based aquaculture.
|Feb 19, 2013||Assemblage et installation de cages hexagonales en bois pour l'élevage de poissons|
|Feb 19, 2013||
South-South Cooperation Holds Key to a World Without Hunger
Two decades of concerted efforts on agriculture intensification, irrigation and water system development, fertilizer plants, high quality seed plants, troops of agriculture trainers supported by FAO experts, village cooperatives, direct credits for farmers and fishers, village infrastructure, medical facilities and schools, has helped turn around Indonesia's agricultural sector.
|Feb 13, 2013||NEW@FBL - January 2013 issue|
|Feb 12, 2013||
Science and Management of Small Pelagics. Symposium on Science and the Challenge of Managing Small Pelagic Fisheries on Shared Stocks in Northwest Africa, 11–14 March 2008, Casablanca, Morocco
The Symposium “Science and the Challenge of Managing Small Pelagic Fisheries on Shared Stocks in Northwest Africa” took place in Casablanca, Morocco, from 11 to 14 March 2008. It was attended by around 100 participants. Forty-three oral presentations and 30 posters were presented. The Symposium was split into four main sessions: resources and exploitation–biology and ecology of main resources and status of fisheries; dynamics and variability of pelagic fish populations and environmental ...