Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Publications

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing constitutes a persistent and pressing problem estimated to account for up to USD 23 billion annually in the APFIC area of competence (hereafter referred to as the ‘APFIC area’). The effects of IUU fishing can be severe, particularly for small-island and coastal developing states heavily dependent on fisheries, and include adverse impacts on peoples’...
This review presents summary information on 45 river and great lake basins of the world, which support inland fisheries. The information presented is drawn from published information in peer-reviewed journals as well as grey literature. Each basin summary is presented in a common format, covering the...
Irrigation – a major contributor to the Green Revolution – has significantly improved agricultural production worldwide, with consequent benefits for food security, livelihoods and poverty alleviation. Today, irrigated agriculture represents about 21 percent of cultivated land, but contributes approximately 40 percent of the total global crop production. Many governments continue to invest in irrigation as a cornerstone of food security...
This publication contains recent work on demographic change in selected Asian fishing communities as well as the highlights of a regional consultative workshop organized on the subject. The desk and case studies and regional consultative workshop were conducted prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. In the overall conclusions and recommendations section, some reflections on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in...
This Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries management training course (Inland Fisheries) is designed as a complete training course for the sustainable management of inland fisheries using the ecosystem approach. It is targeted at middle-level fishery and environment officers, extension workers, facilitators and other stakeholders engaged in the planning and management of inland fisheries.This training course is designed to be applicable to...
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