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The lack of sensitization of policy-makers to the role and opportunities of aquatic resource management and aquaculture is not necessarily a result of inadequate information but rather inadequate channelling of the information to the right decision-makers, in a form that is useful to them. There are currently few opportunities for dialogue and mutual learning and sometimes poorly coordinated efforts to...
Fish and fish products are crucial in the nutrition and livelihoods of the Myanmar people. However, little information is available on their patterns of consumption, inter-regional differences, availability and types of fish consumed. Myanmar has impressive freshwater capture fisheries. The aquatic resource area of the river systems within Myanmar encompasses a total of 8.2 million ha of permanent and seasonal...
  SEILERT, H.E.W., ed. 2002. Interactive mechanisms for small-scale fisheries management: Report of the regional consultation. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. RAP Publication 2002/10, 153 pp. The “Regional consultation on interactive mechanisms for small-scale fisheries management” was initiated by FAO and co-organized by the Coastal Development Centre, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. The Consultation The consultation discussed issues...
International cooperation in fisheries does not constitute a recent and novel development in the history of relations among nations. Already in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries several treaties were concluded with a view to solving, among other things, problems which, at that time, were mainly related to fishing rights, the safety of fishing vessels, rescue operations, and access to foreign...
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