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Section 4

REPRINT: Fishing boat construction: 2. Building a fibreglass fishing boat

By: Ned Coackley, Y. Bryn, Glan Conwy
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 321
Rome, 1991 (first edition), 2005 (this reprint), 92 pp.
ISBN 92-5-103116-9
ISSN 0429-9345

The contents are intended to give the reader a sound basic knowledge of fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) and it's possibilities and limitations in boatbuilding. Any person using the document is likely to have some technical or management capacity upon which to base the information. It is not intended to describe all aspects of FRP, but attempts to cover most subjects applicable to small vessel construction and setting up a new boatyard. The publication leads up to and deals mainly with the single skin manual layup technique, however, other FRP technologies are also presented. Sections such as Design and Construction Considerations, Planning for Construction and the Production Flow Chart are intended to stimulate appraisal of the requirements of FRP boatbuilding while others such as Workshop, Equipment and Tools and Basic Vessel Construction offer practical guidelines.

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Manual on hatchery production of seabass and gilthead seabream. Volume 2

By: Alessandro Moretti, Mario Pedini Frenandez-Criado, René Vetillart
Rome, 2005, 162 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105304-9

Seabass and gilthead seabream are the two marine fish species that have characterized the development of marine aquaculture in the Mediterranean basin in the last three decades. The substantial increase in production levels of these two species that used to be high-values ones and now are considerably cheaper was made possible by the progressive improvement in the technologies for fry production in hatcheries. As a result, more than 100 hatcheries have been built in the Mediterranean basin, working on these and other similar species. At present the farmed production of these two species derived from hatchery produced fry is far greater than the supply coming from capture fisheries. This second and final volume of the manual deals with the design and construction of the hatchery and its various sections, engineering aspects of water supply, hydraulic circuits, and equipment used in the hatcheries. It also includes guidance on financial aspects that could be useful for the project design and operation of hatcheries, a series of technical annexes, and a glossary of scientific and technical terms used in the two volumes.

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Report of the FAO Regional Workshop on the Elaboration of National Plans of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - Pacific Islands Subregion. Nadi, Fiji, 29 August-2 September 2005

FAO Fisheries Report No. 786
Rome, 2005, 80 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105404-5
ISSN 0429-9337

The purpose of the Workshop was to assist countries in the Pacific Islands subregion to develop capacity to elaborate national plans of action to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (NPOAs-IUU). The Workshop addressed issues relating to: the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, the 2001 International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU) and FAO Fisheries Technical Guidelines No. 9 that have been developed to support the implementation of the IPOA-IUU; concepts of planning and the elaboration of action plans; decision-making about IUU fishing; and skills enhancement through the identification of key issues relating to the elaboration of NPOAs-IUU, the primary vehicle by which the IPOA- IUU will be implemented by countries.

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Report of the third meeting on the Planning Group for the Coordination of Acoustic Surveys off Northwest Africa. Dakar, Senegal, 22-23 October 2004

FAO Fisheries Report No. 769
Rome, 2005 72 pp., Bilingual(En/Fr)
ISBN 92-5-005435-1
ISSN 0429-9337

The meeting was the third of its kind, following two meetings in Dakar, Senegal, from 26 to 28 October 2002 and from 28 to 29 October 2003. The scientists from the Northwest African region expressed their commitment to conduct their own acoustic surveys. All of the local research vessels conducted acoustic surveys in 2004. The ability of running acoustic surveys in the sub-region has developed to a good level and focus in the future should be on the development of human capacity and to resolve the recurrent technical problems of trawl performance, noise discrimination and data storage. The timeframe of the continued surveys with R/V DR. FRIDTJOF NANSEN and the support through the Nansen Programme is unknown and high priority must therefore be given to the improvement of scientists skills in acoustic abundance estimation.

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Understanding aquaculture

Rome, 2005, 20 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105382-0

This booklet describes, in a non-technical manner, some important aspects of FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries No. 5 dealing with aquaculture development. The purpose of this booklet is to help familiarize FAO Members and other stakeholders with the goals and practices of responsible aquaculture development. The booklet does not replace Technical Guidelines No. 5 but simply presents some of the complex information contained in those guidelines in a simplified form in an attempt to make it more accessible to all those involved in aquaculture development.

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Section 5

Importance of soil organic matter, (The). Key to drought-resistant soil and sustained food production

By: Alexandra Bot, José Benites
FAO Soils Bulletin No. 11
Rome, 2005, 92 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105366-9
ISSN 0253-2050

Soil organic matter - the product of on-site biological decomposition - affects the chemical and physical properties of the soil and its overall health. Its composition and breakdown rate affect: the soil structure and porosity; the water infiltration rate and moisture holding capacity of soils; the diversity and biological activity of soil organisms; and plant nutrient availability. This document concentrates on the organic matter dynamics of cropping soils and discusses the circumstances that deplete organic matter and their negative outcomes. It then moves on to more proactive solutions. It reviews a "basket" of practices in order to show how they can increase organic matter content and discusses the land and cropping benefits that then accrue.

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Section 7

System of integrated agricultural censuses and surveys, (A). Volume 1. World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010

FAO Statistical Development Series No. 11
Rome, 2005, 172 pp.
ISBN 92-5-105375-8
ISSN 1014-3378

The World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010 (WCA 2010) is intended to assist countries in the conduct of their national census of agriculture. It provides guidance on the integrated system approach to agricultural censuses and surveys and recommends, for the first time, a modular approach to the census of agriculture with the core census module being conducted on a complete enumeration basis and the supplementary modules being conducted on a sample basis. The publication provides a detailed list of items suitable for inclusion in the national agricultural census programme as well as definitions, concepts and standards to be adopted.

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Section 8

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Quality and Safety Database. Rev. 1 (CD-ROM)

Rome, 2005
ISBN 92-5-105433-6

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Quality and Safety Database is part of the FAO activities aimed at enhancing information access and exchange as means to improve the safe production, harvesting, handling, storage, transport and marketing of fresh fruit and vegetable. The database focuses on resource materials and training activities, and has been structured so that the users will understand the relations between quality and safety issues. The database contains over 800 references organized using a modular approach. [System requirements: OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP or Linux; minimum hardware: Pentium II, 64MB Ram, CD-ROM drive; Adobe®Acrobat Reader®]

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Improving nutrition programmes. An assessment tool for action. Users' training manual

By: Mickey Chopra, Smruti Patel, David Sanders
Rome, 2004, 92 pp., spiralbound
ISBN 92-5-105184-4

In 2002, FAO published Improving nutrition programmes - an assessment tool for action to assist programme managers in improving the impact and sustainability of food and nutrition programmes. However, during the participatory-led development process the need was felt for a sound orientation procedure on which the assessment team - comprised not only of nutrition workers but also of partners from related sectors - could build a common vision and develop its capacity to conduct the programme assessment in a rigorous, efficient and systematic manner. This companion Users' training manual has thus been prepared to maintain a better focus on the assessment process. It consists of six topics to be taught and discussed over a period of three to five days. Each topic includes key issues, case studies, ideas for discussion related to conducting an assessment, trainer's notes and a set of handouts for the learners. It can also be adapted to varying levels of knowledge and to the amount of time available. Together these publications constitute valuable tools for all those involved in assessing community-based food and nutrition programmes.

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Section 4

Rapport de la troisième réunion du Groupe de planification pour la coordination des campagnes acoustiques au large de l'Afrique du Nord-Ouest. Dakar, Sénégal, 22-23 octobre 2004.

FAO, Rapport sur les pêches nº 769
Rome, 2005, 72 p., bilingue (En/Fr)
ISBN 92-5-005435-1
ISSN 0429-9337

La réunion était la troisième d'une série. Les deux premières réunions ont eu lieu à Dakar, Sénégal, du 26 au 28 octobre 2002 et du 28 au 29 octobre 2003. Les chercheurs de la région nord-ouest africaine ont exprimé leur engagement à effectuer leurs propres campagnes acoustiques. Tous les bateaux locaux ont effectué des campagnes acoustiques en 2004. La capacité d'effectuer des campagnes acoustiques dans la sous-région s'est développée et a maintenant atteint un bon niveau. Par conséquent, les futurs efforts devraient porter sur le développement des capacités humaines afin de résoudre les problèmes techniques récurrents d'efficacité du chalut, de bruit et de stockage des données. La période de disponibilité du N/R DR. FRIDTJOF NANSEN et l'appui du Programme Nansen ne sont pas encore connus, et la priorité doit être donnée à l'amélioration des compétences des chercheurs en termes d'estimation d'abondance acoustique.

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Rapport et documents de l'Atelier de réflexion sur le contrôle et la réduction des capacités de pêche en Afrique de l'Ouest. Dakar, Sénégal, 29 novembre-1er décembre 2004. Commission sous-régionale des pêches

FAO, Rapport sur les pêches nº 756
Rome, 2005, 98 p.
ISBN 92-5-205379-4
ISSN 1014-6555

L'atelier aborde les questions d'aménagement des pêches et de gestion de l'accès et des capacités. Ce document présente le rapport de l'atelier et ses principales recommandations, ainsi que deux communications techniques de référence qui on servi de base aux travaux.

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Sección 4

Uso de hielo en pequeñas embarcaciones de pesca, (El)

Por: Michael Shawyer, Avilio F.Medina Pizzali
FAO Documento técnicos de pesca Nº 436
Roma, 2005, 128 págs.
ISBN 92-5-305010-1
ISSN 1014-1138

Cada vez es mayor el uso de hielo a bordo de embarcaciones de pesca menores. Un motivo es la disminución de los recursos pesqueros cercanos a la costa, que está obligando a los pescadores a realizar salidas de pesca de mayor duración y a conservar las capturas a bordo durante el viaje. Otro motivo es la demanda creciente de pescado fresco de buena calidad y la globalización de los mercados para estos productos, con un control de calidad más estricto. La presente publicación describe los requisitos para el uso de hielo (y de agua de mar enfriada) a bordo de embarcaciones de pesca, desde pequeños recipientes termoaislados en canoas a depósitos refrigerados en embarcaciones de mayor tamaño. Ofrece también una descripción general de los diferentes sistemas de fabricación de hielo y de los tipos de hielo que producen. La publicación se dirige tanto a los pescadores que desean disponer de más información acerca de las diferentes técnicas utilizadas como a los propietarios de embarcaciones y agentes económicos que desean invertir en el uso de hielo para la conservación de las capturas

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