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  FAO.  Technical guidelines on aquaculture certification. Rome, FAO. 2011. 122 pp. Global production from aquaculture is growing substantially and provides increasingly significant volumes of fish and other aquatic food for human consumption, a trend that is projected to continue. Although aquaculture growth has potential to meet the growing need for aquatic foods and to contribute to food security, poverty reduction and,...
The Asia-Pacific Regional Consultative Workshop on ‘Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries: Bringing together responsible fisheries and social development’ was held from 6 to 8 October 2010, at the Windsor Suites Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The 72 participants came from a cross section of fisheries sector stakeholders including from 20 countries and 12 Regional Fisheries Bodies and Regional Organizations and 14 fish workers’...
  FAO. Guidelines for the ecolabelling of fish and fishery products from marine capture fisheries. Revision 1. Rome, FAO. 2009. 108p. The Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries are of a voluntary nature. They are applicable to ecolabelling schemes that are designed to certify and promote labels for products from well-managed marine capture fisheries and focus on...
  Ebbers, T. & Gregory, R. (2008). Capacity development for improving the knowledge base for fisheries management in Southeast Asia – a regional initiative, implemented locally. Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. APFIC ad hoc publication. 68 pp.  Small-scale fisheries are typically considered to be a significant component of the marine capture fisheries sector in...
Asia is the world’s foremost capture fishery and aquaculture producer and is home to the majority of the world’s fishers and fishing vessels. Consequently, one would expect this importance to be reflected in the national development discourse of Asian countries. This review by the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) considers whether this is so by examining the socio-economic importance of fisheries...
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