Dams, fish and fisheries:
Opportunities, challenges and conflict resolution

edited by
Gerd Marmulla
Fishery Resources Officer
Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service
Fishery Resources Division
FAO Fisheries Department

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Edited by
Gerd Marmulla
Fishery Resources Officer
Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service
Fishery Resources Division
FAO Fishery Department

This was a working paper for the World Commission on Dams- the report published here was prepared for the Commission as part of its information gathering activity. The views, conclusions and recommendations are those of the authors and are not intended to represent the views of the Commission. Publication by the Commission does not imply endorsement of the authors' findings or recommendations. This report is published to share with the public information and ideas gathered and considered by the Commission in its deliberations.The Commission's views, conclusions and recommendations will be set forth in the Commission's own report.


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Table of Contents

PREPEPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

ABSTRACT

THE INFLUENCE OF DAMS ON RIVER FISHERIES

by Donald C. Jackson and Gerd Marmulla

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, DAMS AND FISH MIGRATION

by Michel Larinier

A REVIEW OF GUIDANCE AND CRITERIA FOR MANAGING RESERVOIRS AND ASSOCIATED RIVERINE ENVIRONMENTS TO BENEFIT FISH AND FISHERIES

by Leandro E. Miranda

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, CAPACITY AND INFORMATION BASE FOR MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES AFFECTED BY DAMS

by Garry M. Bernacsek