Inland Fisheries


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2003

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This document highlights the special characteristics of inland water fisheries and the challenges involved in making sure that fish resources and fish supplies are protected. It describes general environmental management objectives and specific fishery practices. It states that generally management decisions regarding the environment are taken outside the fishery sector. It also provides advice on how inland fisheries can be managed in such a way to benefit people and the environment. The document then gives some suggestions on management options that allow sharing of responsibilities.


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Introduction

The environment of inland fisheries

Improving inland fisheries production

Elements of good management

Management practices

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