Improving the Information Base for Aquatic Genetic Resources for The State of The World's Aquatic Genetic Resources

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 23

Improving the Information Base for Aquatic Genetic Resources for The State of The World's Aquatic Genetic Resources


FAO International Expert Workshop
1–4 March 2011
Madrid, Spain



Matthias Halwart
Kathrin Hett
Ruth García Gómez

Aquaculture Service (FIRA)
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Rome, Italy

and

Devin M. Bartley
Marine and Inland Fisheries Service (FIRF)
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Rome, Italy



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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2013


ABSTRACT


FAO. 2013.
FAO International Expert Workshop Improving the Information Base for Aquatic Genetic Resources for The State of the World's Aquatic Genetic Resources. Madrid, Spain, 1–4 March 2011. Rome, 57 pp.

The International Expert Workshop on Improving the Information Base for Aquatic Genetic Resources for The State of The World's Aquatic Genetic Resources was convened by FAO in collaboration with the Spanish Aquaculture Observatory Foundation (FOESA) from 1-4 March 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

The worskshop was attended by international aquatic genetic resources database experts, representatives of regional aquaculture and fisheries bodies and networks, the consultants responsible for the preparation of the background papers presented at the event, and representatives of international organizations involved in the topic.

The main objectives of the workshop were to discuss and to review two background papers that are part of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department's work with the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which in 2007 included aquatic genetic resources into its Multi-Year Programme of Work.


CONTENTS

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms


Workshop summary

 

Introduction and overview

 

Activities

 

Preparation of a first report on The State of the World's Aquatic Genetic Resources: Key issues and proposed process

 

The information base for aquatic genetic resources

 

Field trip

Abstracts

 

Part 1: Organizations contributing information on aquatic genetic resources

 

Improving the information base for aquatic genetic resources – the case of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization
Samson Abura

 

Information base for aquatic genetic resources in Brazil
Manuel Antonio de Andrade Furtado Neto

 

Data for FAO statistics on aquaculture and inland fisheries in Germany
Klaus Wysujack and Reinhold Hanel

 

Brief historical overview of the fishery information system in Hungary
Zsigmond Jeney

 

Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central and Eastern Europe
Zsigmond Jeney

 

The German national technical programme on the conservation and sustainable use of aquatic genetic resources (National Programme AGR)
Klaus Kohlmann

 

Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
Thuy Nguyen

 

Preservation and information-sharing network of aquatic genetic resources in the People's Republic of China Dayuan Xue

 

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the Scientific and Technical Review Panel
Monica Zavagli

 

Part 2: Databases

 

FishBase and SeaLifeBase: the database structure can manage data and information on aquatic genetic resources for all marine and freshwater organisms
Nicolas Bailly

 

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Francisco Pando de la Hoz and María A. Encinas

 

Aquatic microorganisms databases and information sharing systems
Ruth García Gómez

 

AlgaeBase
Mike Guiry

 

Species-specific databases or databases including data at the subspecies level
Kathrin Hett

 

SeaLifeBase
Maria Lourdes D. Palomares

 

FAO world aquaculture statistics database: an introduction
Xiaowei Zhou

Executive summary of background paper 1
Roger Pullin

Executive summary of background paper 2
John A.H. Benzie

Concept note of the project "Strengthening the linkages between global major primary databases on AqGR"
Nicolas Bailly, M.L. Deng Palomares, Mike Guiry

Annex 1 – List of participants

Annex 2 – Prospectus

Annex 3 – Agenda



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