Tropical Shrimp Trawling
|Feb 06, 2014||
Best practice in responding to emergencies in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors
This guide contains the proceedings of the FAO workshop entitled “Fisheries and Aquaculture Emergency Response Guidance: Review Recommendations for Best Practice”, held from 15 to 16 March 2012 in Rome, Italy. The Guide compiles the best practice in disaster response and recovery for fisheries and aquaculture and in turn help to ensure that disaster response, recovery for fisheries and aquaculture is consistent with the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.
|Jan 20, 2014||
Time for a sea change in ocean management
Major changes in how the planet's marine resources are managed and used are needed to safeguard global food security and ensure the wellbeing of coastal and island countries. FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a group of high level policymakers meeting at the Blue Economy Summit (19-20 January, Abu Dhabi), attended by heads of state, environment and fisheries ministers, and other key stakeholders.
|Dec 19, 2013||
A new multi-stakeholder platform for sustainable aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea
Izmir, Turkey – More than 60 experts, professionals and stakeholders in the aquaculture field just gathered in Izmir, Turkey, to discuss about the future of aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. On this occasion, the new GFCM Aquaculture Multi-Stakeholder Platform (AMShP) was launched.
|Dec 16, 2013||
Boosting food security and income by reducing losses and waste in fisheries
In the Near East and North Africa region, the importance of addressing food security not only through increasing production but in reducing waste and losses and increasing efficiency of processing and marketing has become critical throughout the agricultural sector. In particular for fisheries, the combination of overfishing, projected climate change impacts, and pollution create an uncertain future for the production of fish in the region.
|Dec 14, 2013||
Rights-based management in Latin American fisheries
Rights-based management in the Latin American region is evolving, thus creating a wide diversity of schemes responding to local fisheries contexts, and institutional, resource and ecosystem dynamics and governance capacities and this guide aims to provide a better understanding of the wide range of rightsbased fisheries management systems in Latin-America.
|Dec 14, 2013||
Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Indian Ocean
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Dept has just released the Report on the FAO Workshop on Sea Cucumber Fisheries: An Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Indian Ocean (SCEAM Indian Ocean) held in Mazizini, Zanzibar, the United Republic of Tanzania, on 12–16 November 2012. The workshop was focused on interactive sessions with workgroup exercises and plenary discussions that helped participants diagnose their fisheries before deciding on appropriate objectives, regulatory measures and management actions.
|Dec 04, 2013||
Joining forces in the Mediterranean and Black Sea for the future of small-scale fisheries and marine resources
St Julian’s, Malta – Over 170 participants from all fisheries actors of the Mediterranean and Black Sea have just met in St Julian’s, Malta, to share experiences and make steps towards a sustainable future for small-scale fisheries in the region. Discussions have laid the groundwork for a regional project fostering knowledge of all the components linked to small-scale fisheries and involving all interested stakeholders and have led to a collaboration agreement signed between fishers from the Northern and Southern Mediterranean shores. It is the first time ever that such a platform is created to enable cooperation between fishers from both sides of the Mediterranean.
|Dec 02, 2013||
Mediterranean and Black Sea stakeholders unite for the future of small-scale fisheries and marine resources
St Julian’s, Malta – Over 170 participants from all fisheries stakeholders in the Mediterranean and Black Sea area met in St Julian’s, Malta, to share experiences and creat steps towards a sustainable future for small-scale fisheries in the region. Discussions have laid the groundwork for a regional project fostering knowledge of all the components linked to small-scale fisheries and involving all interested stakeholders and have led to a collaboration agreement signed between fishers from the Northern and Southern Mediterranean shores. It is the first time ever that such a platform is created to enable cooperation between fishers from both sides of the Mediterranean.
|Nov 27, 2013||
Discussing the future of small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea
The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean ( GFCM ) and FAO are organizing, in partnership with CIHEAM Bari , MedPAN , WWF and in collaboration with the Government of Malta ,the First Regional Symposium on Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, from 27 to 30 November 2013 in Malta.
|Oct 28, 2013||
Marine protected areas: Country case studies in Japan, Mauritania, Philippines, Samoa
This Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper presents case studies of the policy, governance and institutional issues of countries with marine-protected areas.
|Oct 03, 2013||
Risks and challenges of aquaculture in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries
Rohana Subasinghe, Senior Aquaculture Officer in FAO's Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, talks about the risks and challenges of aquaculture in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries, and the specific situation of small-scale aqua-farmers.More on FAO's work on aquaculture
|Oct 01, 2013||
Report of the FAO Workshop on Bycatch Management and Low-impact Fishing
The meeting reviewed the current knowledge on bycatch in the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) / Gulf Cooperation Council region. It was convened to develop a road map on how bycatch can be more effectively managed and how to reduce impacts of fishing on the environment.
|Sep 19, 2013||
Workshop on Reducing vulnerability to Disaster and Climate change Impact in Asia for the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector, Jakarta 2-4 October 2013
The overall purpose of this meeting is to review current global knowledge on DRM, Fisheries and Aquaculture and CCA, draw lessons from regional and national experience, review regional issues and priorities and identify specific next steps for FAO, AHA Centre and Government of Indonesia collaboration and support to the region in the areas of fisheries/aquaculture and disaster risk management.
|Sep 05, 2013||
FAO SmartFish supports small scale fisheries in Eastern-Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region
Post-harvest losses (PHL) in the fisheries sector are a major threat to food security in Africa. Statistical data shows that post-harvest losses in artisanal fisheries in Africa are estimated to range from 30–40 percent and sometimes even higher. Economic losses occur when spoilage of fish results in a decrease in value.
|Aug 12, 2013||
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) - Advisory Board Meeting
Meeting location: Instituto del Mar del Perú (IMARPE) Esq. Gamarra y Gral. Valle s/n, Callao, Perú Local meeting contact: Mrs. Emira Antonietti V. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +511 208 8650 ext. 849 ASFA Website
|Jul 31, 2013||
National Aquaculture Sector Overview map collection - User manual
The National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO) map collection aims to assist FAO Members to inventory and monitor aquaculture, using Google Earth and Google Maps technology. The collection has the potential to be used for a number of purposes, such as monitoring the status of and trends in aquaculture development and addressing site selection and zoning issues.
|Jul 16, 2013||
Establishing and linking global fish-trade information networks
The global export value of fish and associated products has soared dramatically over recent decade. The global export value of fish and associated products has soared dramatically over recent decades, from US$15 billion in 1980 to US$130 billion today. At the same time, there have been dramatic changes in the fish supply and value chains, enormous growth in aquaculture, and tremendous improvements in logistics, distribution and packaging.
|Jul 16, 2013||
Asia ’s largest lagoon ecosystem now on sustainable course for the future
In 2005, the largest lagoon ecosystem in Southeast Asia was in biological, social and economic disarray. Ponds were constructed illegally or in areas that constricted the lagoon’s tidal circulation, mangroves had been cut to make room for aquaculture development, and unregulated fishing had led to overfishing and depletion.
|Jul 16, 2013||
Simple fish-drying racks improve livelihoods and nutrition in Burundi
Raised wire-mesh racks, covered with small, silver lake fish drying in the sun, stretch across the Burundi shore of Lake Tanganyika near the small fishing village of Mvugo. While simple in design, these drying racks have made an enormous contribution both to local nutrition and the local economy.
|Jun 21, 2013||
FAO/NEPAD Workshop on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries and to Aquaculture (EAF/EAA) in Africa - Status, Lessons learned and Future Opportunities
NEPAD-FAO Fish Programme - NFFP, the EAF-Nansen Project and the Sweden-Netherlands Multidonor fund jointly organize, in collaboration with other partners, a Workshop on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries and to Aquaculture in Africa. The overall objective of the Workshop is to create a common platform of understanding of EAF/EAA concepts in Africa. Workshop announcement