Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Marine Capture Fisheries

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’...
The trawl catch is showing an increasing trend all along Indian coast, which is contributing highly to the economy of the country. Research programs are being conducted for resources conservation and sustainability of production in trawl fisheries. The changes in fishing technology and catch characteristics, like pelagic trawl introduction, introduction of high speed engines, bycatch issues and juvenile fishery are...
Trawl fisheries play an important role in Vietnam marine capture fishery, not only in terms of total number of fishing effort, but also in catch volume. According to DECAFIREP1 (2013), currently, there are about 19,700 trawlers which were categorized by different fishing fleets based on engine capacity (HP), namely below 20 CV, 20-­‐ ˂50CV, 50-­‐ ˂90CV, 90-­‐ ˂ 150CV, 150-­‐...
Transition from low-value fish to compound feeds in marine cage farming in Asia. Hasan, M.R. (2012) FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 573. Rome, FAO. 2012. 198 pp. This technical paper presents the findings of the FAO Regional Technical Cooperation Project TCP/RAS/3203 (D) 'Reducing the dependence on the utilization of trash fish/low-value fish as feed for aquaculture of marine finfish in the...
Gillett, R. (2011). Fisheries of the Pacific Islands: Regional and national information. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. RAP publication 2011/03, 279 pages. The Pacific Island region consists of fourteen independent countries and eight territories located in the western and central Pacific Ocean. These comprise about 200 high islands and some 2 500 low islands...
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