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This document has been prepared by Dr. U. Tietze and Mr. Joel Prado, Fishery Industry Officers of the Fishery Industry Division, FAO Rome and by Mr. Jean-Michel Le Ry, Consultant, Managing Director, Sobretah, Riantec, France and R. Lasch, Head (rtd.), Institute of Agricultural Market Research, Federal Agricultural Research Centre, Braunschweig, Germany. It summarises the findings of national studies carried out in Peru, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Spain, France, Norway, Germany, India, Thailand, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea and the Peoples Republic of China. during 1999 and 2000 and gives an account of the proceedings and recommendations of an interregional workshop held in Lucknow, India, from 2 - 6 April 2001 and hosted by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.


The authors hereby acknowledge the important contribution of the authors and co-ordinators of the studies carried out at the national level i.e.: Mr. Alfredo Espinal, Instituto del Mar del Peru; Ms Aurora Zugarramurdi of the Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Industrial, Centro de Investigaciones de Technologia Pesquera y Alimentos Regionales, Argentina; Dr. Patrick McConney, Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Barbados;Mr. Ian S. Horsford, Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Lands & Fisheries, Antigua and Barbuda; Ms. S. Kuravilla, L. Ferreira, S. Soomai and A. Jacque, Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources, Trinidad and Tobago; Dr. Kebe Moustapha, Bureau d'Analyses Macro-Economiques, Senegal; Dr. Javier Varona, Consultores y Comisarios Pesqueros, Spain; Jean-Michel Le Ry, Sobretah, France; Rolf Lasch, Federal Agricultural Research Center, Braunschweig; Prof Terje Vassdal, University of Tromsoe, Norway; Mr. M. A. Upare, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, India; Dr. Somying Piumsombun, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Bangkok, Thailand; Messrs Lasma Tambunan, Purwanto and Yulianto, Directorate-General of Capture Fisheries, and Mr. Subhat Nurhakim, Central Research Institute for Capture Fisheries, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia; Prof. Ying-qi Zhou, Shanghai Fisheries University, Peoples Republic of China and Dr. Chang Gil Kim, National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Republic of Korea. The authors also wish to express their gratitude to the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), particularly to Mr. M.A. Upare, General Manager and to the Bankers Institute for Rural Development (BIRD), particularly to Mr. Kishanjit Basu, Director, for generously hosting the interregional workshop. They also wish to express their gratitude to all workshop participants for their active participation in the discussion of the findings of the study and in the formulation of the workshop recommendations.

Participants of Workshop
FAO Fisheries Field Projects
International Development Banks and Funds
Directors of Fisheries
Fisheries Research Institutes - English speaking countries
Bilateral and Multilateral Development Agencies

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