SUSTAINABLE CONTRIBUTION OF FISHERIES
TO FOOD SECURITY


Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
December 2000

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Preparation of this Document

This document was prepared by the Fisheries Department Group (RAPI), in cooperation with the Policy Assistance Branch (RAPP) of the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO/RAP), under UNDP RAS/95/01T: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific: Issues and Challenges. D.B. Antiporta and S.L. Kang of RAPP provided the overall technical supervision of this activity. Four technical reports concerning poverty alleviation and food security in Asia and the role of land resources, livestock, forestry have been issued by FAO/RAP in 1999 as RAP Publications No. 1999/1 to 5.

This report covers the role of fisheries for food security in the Asia-Pacific region. The contributions made by national/regional experts are gratefully acknowledged.

The report was edited by Mrs Leigh R. Kambhu and Mrs Charlotte M. Menasveta. The cover and contents were designed by Great Idea Co. Ltd., Thailand, and the manuscript was prepared by Ms Kesara Aotarayakul.


Table of Contents

Preface

The Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security in the Asia and Pacific Region: Regional Synthesis

M. Hotta

The Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security in Japan

M. Hotta

The Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security in the Republic of Korea

Yong-Ja Cho

The Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security in China

Song Zhiwen

The Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security in Southeast Asia

Deb Menasveta

The Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security in the South Asian Subregion

K. Sivasubramaniam

The Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security in the Oceania

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