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At its 31st Session, the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) noted the need to strengthen fishery and aquaculture management in the region and encouraged member countries to undertake assessments where possible to assist fishery and aquaculture management decision-making. APFIC further emphasized the need to implement lower cost fishery assessment methods that are not heavily reliant on survey cruises, and to develop...
The Pacific Island region consists of fourteen independent countries and eight territories located in the western and central Pacific Ocean. In this area there are about 200 high islands and some 2 500 low islands and atolls. The main categories of marine fishing in the area are: Offshore fishing. This is undertaken mainly by large industrial-scale fishing vessels. Approximately 1 500 of...
FAO. Report of the second Workshop on the Assessment of Fishery Stock Status in South and Southeast Asia. Bangkok, 5–9 October 2009. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 940. Rome, FAO. 2010. 54p. This report covers the main outcomes of the second of two workshops held in Bangkok (Thailand) in June and October 2009 respectively, with the main objective to review...
Fisheries play a significant role in Thailand in terms of sustaining food security and contributing to the local and national economies. The consumption of fish in Thailand (per person) is double that of the world average, highlighting the general preference for fish as a source of protein in Thailand. During the period 2001 to 2003, Thailand was the second largest...
  Inland capture fisheries provide a valuable contribution to food security in the Mekong Basin. However, official national estimates of this contribution have consistently been lower than estimates derived from more focused and localized fishery surveys. Thus, inland capture fisheries are undervalued by decision makers and development agencies. The poor state of knowledge on inland fisheries arises from the diverse nature...
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