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Tropical Shrimp Trawling

Jul 03, 2014 Blue growth - unlocking the potential of seas and oceans
Today’s fisheries sector hosts a multibillion dollar industry that is a vital source of food, employment, trade, economic wellbeing and recreation.
Jun 19, 2014 African Fisheries and Aquaculture – experiences from the NEPAD-FAO Fish Programme
African fisheries and aquaculture can benefit from shared best practices and experiences as well as increased coordination between partners and initiatives. This was the core of discussions held last week at a side event during the 31st Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries. Over 100 participants attended the meeting which featured presentations spanning activities undertaken in Lake Chad countries to innovative fish processing techniques.
Mar 28, 2014 Port State Measures important for countries in the Western Central Atlantic region
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing continues to be a threat to the effective conservation and management of fish stocks in the Wider Caribbean Region. IUU fishing is causing economic and social losses for the Caribbean countries and negatively impacts their food security.
Mar 28, 2014 FAO Fisheries Statistics updated
The FAO Fisheries Statistics on capture and aquaculture were updated to cover the years 1950-2012. Users can consult these datasets, together with the one on commodities trade and production statistics (1976-2011), through FishStatJ stand-alone software and/or the online query panel.
Mar 27, 2014 iMarine data platform for collaborations
iMarine, the data initiative for fisheries management and conservation of marine living resources, will showcase how its data infrastructure is capable of addressing the challenges of the ecosystem approach during the interactive "iMarine data platform for collaborations" workshop on 7 March 2014 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.
Mar 27, 2014 Implementation Guidelines on Part B of the Code, the Voluntary Guidelines and the Safety Recommendations
The Implementation Guidelines on Part B of the Code, the Voluntary Guidelines and the Safety Recommendations (Implementation Guidelines contained in this publication are the result of the continuing cooperation between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) , the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) , in relation to the safety of fishing vessels.
Mar 26, 2014 iMarine: Calling for a partnership model to sustain collaborative e-Science in support of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
Over 50 managers, policy-makers and scientists from the fisheries and biodiversity domains and from 17 countries recently gathered in Rome to explore potential roles in the iMarine partnership model to sustain collaborative e-Science in the field of fisheries and new funding opportunities to address societal challenges under the European Union's new funding programme, Horizon 2020.
Mar 10, 2014 Experts gather to improve the world’s fisheries information
Over 150 fisheries scientists, managers, policy-makers and fishers gathered in Rome to share and discuss ways to generate better information about the world’s fisheries and the fish stocks on which they depend.
Mar 04, 2014 iMarine data platform for collaborations
A key goal of the iMarine initiative is to support stakeholders in a sustainable use of the marine ecosystem. iMarine has developed a powerful data infrastructure to address the challenges of fisheries management and the conservation of living marine resources, which is fundamental to the ecosystem approach.
Feb 20, 2014 Small-scale fisheries vital in the Mediterranean and Black Sea
Small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea - representing more than 80% of the region's total fleet and 50% of jobs in the fisheries sector - have the potential to contribute significantly to food security, economic growth and rural development and to provide valuable employment opportunities.
Feb 06, 2014 Bycatch and non-tuna catch in the tropical tuna purse seine fisheries of the world
This report provides a review of the knowledge of the bycatches, defined as discarded dead, from the tropical tuna purse seine fisheries of the world. The major fishing grounds involved (eastern and western Pacific, eastern Atlantic, and western Indian Oceans) share the gear, the ways of fishing, and the structure of the pelagic communities.
Feb 06, 2014 Marine Protected Areas: Country case studies
This Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper presents case studies of the policy, governance and institutional issues of marine protected areas in Belize, Mauritania, Samoa, Philippines, and Japan. The set of global MPA case studies was designed to close a deficit in information on the governance of MPAs and spatial management tools, within both fisheries management and biodiversity conservation contexts.
Feb 06, 2014 Construction and installation of hexagonal wooden cages for fish farming
This Technical manual is a practical guide that includes a list and the technical details of materials to construct a hexagonal wooden cage for fish farming, and its mooring system, for use in artisanal aquaculture. Instructions for assembling the various components are illustrated in detail, and technical guidelines for cage installation at the farming site are also described.
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.
Feb 06, 2014 Implementing improved tenure governance in fisheries
The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has developed a new technical guide, Implementing improved tenure governance in fisheries, to assist in the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security with regard to fisheries in marine and inland waters.
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.