||Building awareness in aspects of fishery statistics, stock assessment and management. proceedings of the FAO/SEAFDEC regional training workshop on the use of statistics and other information for stock assessment.
||An account of the FAO/SEAFDEC workshop, this document includes a brief account of the fishery statistics programme undertaken by the FAO Fishery Information, Data and Statistics Unit. Catch statistics from the FAO database are provided for each country along with comments relevant to the quality of the statistics. Fish stock assessment initiatives in the region are briefly reviewed. This is followed by an introduction to spreadsheet applications of the Thompson and Bell’s approach to assessing fishery performance and on the use of trophic models as applied in the aquatic ecosystem off the southwest of India. Issues concerning fishery management are also discussed. These include a brief review on marine fisheries management in the region, and suggested approaches to achieving better linkages between research and management. The latter include formalizing the linkages through legally empowered fisheries management plans, and fishing community / industry / government co-financing of fisheries research and management.
South East Asia;
||Enabling environment for markets to improve livelihoods