Anthony T. Charles
Renato F. Agbayani
Emelita C. Agbayani
Evelyn T. Belleza
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, November 1997
This circular was prepared to provide: (i) a review of information available on the economics of various aquaculture systems in developing countries; (ii) an assessment of the adequacy and utility of that information in supporting more appropriate development approaches, in understanding producer behaviour and in predicting future trends relevant to policy formulation and development planning; and finally (iii) recommendations with regard to major research priorities, in terms of both information acquisition and appropriate analysis.
The survey and analysis of the literature was carried out by an international team of professionals, coordinated by Dr. Anthony Charles, of Saint Marys University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and selected in consultation with Dr. Ziad Shehadeh, FAO Fisheries Department. Team members, and their addresses, are listed in Annex III to this document. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors alone and do not imply any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO.
|Charles, A.T., Agbayani, R.F., Agbayani, E.C.,Agüero, M., Belleza, E.T.,
González, E., Stomal, B., and Weigel, J-Y.
Aquaculture Economics in Developing Countries: Regional Assessments and an Annotated Bibliography.
FAO Fisheries Circular. No. 932. Rome, FAO. 1997. 401p.
As aquaculture expands in importance globally, there is an increasing need for corresponding economic information, to aid managers, policy-makers and planners. This document seeks to provide a review of the current state of this aquaculture economics information and research base in developing countries, based on a comprehensive compilation of available literature on the subject. A broad integrated view is adopted, encompassing micro- and macro-economics, market analysis, socio-economics and environmental economics, the relationship with non-aquaculture economic activities (household economics), as well as relevant socio-cultural considerations. The circular contains two principal components. First, there is a set of regional assessments (Africa and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific) reviewing the economics of aquaculture activity, the state of the art in aquaculture economics research, and research priorities for the future, on a region-by-region basis. Second, a set of annotated bibliographies is provided, one for each of the three regions, together with a bibliography of general references. In total, 1 154 references are included: 77 General; 223 for Africa and the Middle East; 133 for Latin America and the Caribbean; and 721 for Asia and the Pacific. Each bibliography documents available literature on the economics of aquaculture systems, emphasizing the most recent literature but also including older literature as relevant to the current state of aquaculture. All bibliographies are indexed according to country, aquatic species, production environment, production system and eight economic subject areas.
The authors are grateful to Dr. Ziad Shehadeh, and his colleagues at FAO, both for initiating work on this project, and for ongoing advice and guidance throughout. The report benefited immensely from the research and editorial assistance of Cheryl Benjamin, who compiled much of the material in the early stages of the project, and transformed contributions from around the world into a cohesive package.
AQUACULTURE ECONOMICS IN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST A REGIONAL ASSESSMENT(B. Stomal and J.-Y. Weigel)
AQUACULTURE ECONOMICS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN A REGIONAL ASSESSMENT(M. Agüero and E. González)
AQUACULTURE ECONOMICS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC A REGIONAL ASSESSMENT(R.F. Agbayani, E.T. Belleza and E.C. Agbayani)
Africa and the Middle East
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia and the Pacific
I. Asia Pacific Aquaculture Economics Publications by Production Scale and Method
II. List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
III. Addresses of Authors