Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Publications

This is the final report of the Thirty-fourth Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) convened from 12 to 14 February 2016, hosted by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Sri Lanka. The Session was attended by 15 APFIC member countries and comprised 29 participants and 9 observers. The Commission reviewed the inter-sessional work programme of...
Fish and fish products play a highly important role in the food and nutritional security of rural, urban and coastal populations throughout Asia and the Pacific. In many countries, catching or farming aquatic resources forms a vital part of rural people's livelihoods and contributes a major source of protein, especially for vulnerable populations. While the importance of fish in both...
Enhancement to improve the performance of inland capture fisheries beyond a level sustainable by natural processes may entail stocking with seed originating from aquaculture installations or the wild, or from modification of the fishery habitat. In Asia, the most typical form of stocking are culture-based fisheries which use seed from...
Stocking through formal stocking programmes is generally recognized as an important tool to compensate for losses in fish productivity and fish species diversity. If the conditions are conducive and the enhancement measures well-designed, such programmes are effective in increasing fisheries yields for food or income. In practice, many enhancements have...
While support for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) has long been recognized, progress in its implementation in the Asia-Pacific region has been slow. This is due in part to a lack of relevant skills by fisheries managers in applying an integrated and holistic approach to fisheries management. This training course aims to overcome this gap by...