Tropical Shrimp Trawling
|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
|Jun 13, 2013||
Partnering with tuna processors in Ecuador
Tuna is one of the most valuable fish commodities in the world. To help develop fisheries and aquaculture, the Ecuadorian Chamber of Manufacturers and Tuna Processors (CEIPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FAO. The agreement specifically aims to promote food safety, contribute to innovation and technology, and build a more positive image of the sector in the country.
|Jun 12, 2013||
Report of the Regional Workshop on Vulnerable Mari ne Ecosystems (VMEs) in the Indian Ocean, Flic en Flac, Mauritius, 25–27 July 201
The workshop aimed to raise awareness and build capacity on vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) and associated management issues in the Indian Ocean region and discussed the VME concept within the framework of the FAO Deep-sea Guidelines looking at examples of different management methodologies and options for VMEs and how these processes can be facilitated.
|May 31, 2013||
The GFCM pursues its efforts towards the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean and Black Sea
May 2013, Rome – A series of ambitious and innovative steps have been taken this month by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean ( GFCM ) of the FAO on the occasion of its thirty-seventh annual session, held in Split, Croatia. Confirming its leading role in the promotion of the management, conservation and sustainable use of living marine resources in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the GFCM has just approved ...
|May 13, 2013||
Report of the FAO/CRFM/WECAFC Caribbean Regional Consultation on the Development of International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
Small-scale fisheries contribute to poverty alleviation, food and nutrition security, and economic development in the Caribbean region. A new FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report, describes a meeting held in Jamaica last December which looked at how guidelines for small-scale fisheries can compliment existing international instruments like the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF).
|May 13, 2013||
Developing fish landing centres: experiences and lessons from Sri Lanka
After the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, FAO helped with the preparation of a post-tsunami master plan for fisheries infrastructure rehabilitation, contributing to reconstructing and developing the inshore marine fisheries sector. A new FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report, Developing fish landing centres: experiences and lessons from Sri Lanka, describes this work who goal was to improve the livelihoods of fishers and fishing communities in those tsunami-affected areas in Sri Lanka.
|May 09, 2013||
Positive results of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
A recent study highlighted the benefits of implementing the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Focusing on five ecological indicators to quantify the ecosystem effects of fishing, the analysis found that compliance with the Code increases the sustainability of fisheries regardless of the region. It also warns of the negative ecological effects when such international instruments are not honoured.
|Apr 16, 2013||
No green economy without blue economy, says FAO Graziano da Silva meets with South West Pacific ministers on food security
Speaking at the 10th Meeting of FAO South West Pacific Ministers for Agriculture in the Samoan capital, Graziano da Silva said addressing climate change had become “a question of survival – just like hunger.” The South West Pacific area accounts for roughly 15 percent of the globe, and includes about two thousand islands and atolls, which are particularly vulnerable to storms and flooding, water scarcity, and stresses on fishery and forestry systems.
|Mar 27, 2013||
Fish post-harvest losses evaluation: towards sustainable solutions in Africa
A training workshop on data collection and use of post-harvest losses of fish, to identify sustainable solutions to reduce artisanal fisheries. Interview with Yvette DieiOuadi, expert Industries fishery products (FAO, Rome), conducted by Metropolis Radio Lomé.
|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