Tropical Shrimp Trawling
|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.
|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.