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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
This publication contains the report of and papers presented at the Regional Training Workshop on the Use of Statistics and Other Information for Stock Assessment, jointly organised by FAO and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC). The workshop was held at the SEAFDEC Training Department, Samut Prakarn, Thailand, from 9 to 12 September 2002.
FAO/RAP, 2002. Building Awareness in Aspects of Fishery Statistics, Stock Assessment and Management: Proceedings of the "Regional Training Workshop on the Use of Statistics and Other Information for Stock Assessment". FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. RAP Publication 2002/27, 96 pp.
The document includes a brief account of the fishery statistics programme undertaken by the FAO Fishery Information, Data and Statistics Unit (FIDI). 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. This methodology was demonstrated and used by the participants during the workshop. There is also an introduction to the use of trophic models such as Ecopath, Ecosim and Ecospace as applied in the aquatic ecosystem of the southwest coast of India. Issues concerning fishery management were 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 formalising the linkages through legally empowered fisheries management plans, and fishing community/industry/government co-financing of fisheries research and management.
Participants of the Workshop
Members of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission
FAO Fisheries Department
Fishery Officers in FAO Regional Offices
Relevant international/regional fishery organizations
Highlights of country reports
Summary of discussion
Papers presented at the workshop
Review of fishery statistics collected by FAO in the asian region
Note on FAO activities related to fishery statistical development
Fish stock assessment
A short historical review on fish stock assessment in South and Southeast Asia and its relation to the use of statistics
Thompson and Bell's yield analysis using Excel spreadsheets
Multispecies assessment of the demersal fish stocks along the southeast coast of India
Introduction to Ecopath with Ecosim and its use for assessing fishery performance and management policy
Application of an ecosystem model on the fish stocks in the southwest coast of India
A short note on fisheries management in South and Southeast Asia
Linking research and management through a fishery management plan
Linking research and management through fishing community/industry/government co-funding
Annex A: Agenda
Annex B: List of Participants
Annex C: List of Documents
Annex D: Welcome Address
Annex E: Welcome Address