Ziad H. Shehadeh

Senior Fishery Resources Officer (Aquaculture)

Fishery Resources Division




FAO Fisheries Department. 1997. Aquaculture production statistics 1986-1995. FAO Fisheries Circular No. 815, Rev. 9. Rome, FAO. 195p.

This is the most recent issue of the annual publication. It provides a compilation of aquaculture production statistics for fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic animals, residues and plants. The following combinations of production statistics are presented: by species and by country; by country and by species; and by species and by environment. Values of production expressed in terms of US dollars are provided by country, species and species group, thus providing more detail than previous issues of this Circular. Although the FAO aquaculture database is for the period 1984-95, this publication contains data for 1986-95.

Coche,A.G. (comp.). 1997. An indexed list of FAO publications related to aquaculture, 1960-1997. FAO Fisheries Circular No. 924. Rome, FAO. 71p.

A bibliographic list of about 600 selected FAO documents related to aquaculture, published during 1960 - 1997. Author, geographic, taxonomic and subject indices provide assistance in locating

information. The revised list is an attempt to bring together most of the material related to aquaculture which has been published by FAO and its Regional Bodies since 1960. It does not include the numerous technical reports prepared as part of various technical assistance projects.

Lavens, P., and P. Sorgeloos (Eds). 1996. Manual on the production and use of live food for aquaculture. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 361. Rome, FAO. 295p.

The cultivation of fish and shellfish larvae under controlled hatchery conditions requires not only the development of specific culture techniques, but in most cases also the production of and use of live food  organisms as feed for the developing larvae. The present manual describes the major production techniques currently employed for the cultivation of the major types of live food commonly used in the rearing of larvae, as well as their application potential, in terms of their nutritional and physical properties and feeding methods. The manual is divided into sections dealing with the major groups of live food organisms used in aquaculture: micro-algae, rotifers, Artemia, natural zooplankton, copepods, nematodes and trocophores.

GESAMP. 1996. Monitoring the ecological effects of coastal aquaculture wastes. Reports and Studies, GESAMP. No. 57. Rome, FAO. 38p.

This is the result of a study which has been prepared on the basis of the work of the GESAMP Working Group on Environmental Impacts of Coastal Aquaculture. The report discusses scientific aspects of the monitoring required to assess and manage the ecological effects of coastal aquaculture wastes from the perspective of environmental protection. The scope is restricted to particulate and soluble waste and does not include consideration of the chemicals used in aquaculture. The text consists of seven sections: Introduction, Monitoring the Effects of aquaculture Wastes in the Context of a Management Framework for Coastal Development, the Use of Models in Environmental Impact Assessment, General Principles of Monitoring, Monitoring Practices, Hypothetical Monitoring Programmes and References.

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FAO. 1997. Metodos sencillos para la acuicultura: Construcción de estanques para la piscicultura en agua dulce. Construcción de estanques de tierra. Colección FAO: Capacitación. No. 20/1. Rome, FAO. 355p.

This is the Spanish version of the training manual which was issued earlier in English and French. The contents are organized in six sections: General Background, Site Selection and General Planning, Basic Materials for Construction, Earthmoving Methods, Preparation of the Construction Site, and Fish Pond Construction.

FAO Fisheries Department. 1996. Integration of fisheries into coastal area management. FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries. No. 3. Rome, FAO. 17p.

The dependency of the marine fisheries sector, including coastal aquaculture, on the coastal area makes it particularly susceptible to activities which result in coastal environmental change which may have major impacts on the sector. At the same time, the fisheries sector can affect other coastal activities, e.g., through competition for space. The need is apparent, therefore, to consider the development and management of the fisheries sector within the context of coastal area management and development planning, i.e., in the context of the protection and management of the resources, the environment and the activities of the coastal area.

These guidelines are provided as explanatory material to Article 10 in the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Article 10 concerns the Integration of Fisheries into Coastal Management in order to assist in achieving the rational use of scarce coastal resources. Integrated coastal

management (ICM) usually refers to the process of resources management in the interface between the sea and the land, but the principles of integrated management also apply to the water/land interface of large inland water bodies. The fisheries sector is taken, in the Code and these Guidelines, to refer to both capture fisheries and aquaculture, unless one or the other sector is specifically mentioned. The Guidelines are preliminary and will be evaluated and revised as information becomes available through their use in the implementation of Article 10 of the Code.

FAO Fisheries Department. 1997. The state of world fisheries and aquaculture 1996. Rome, FAO. 125p.

This new bi-annual publication is intended to provide consolidated global information about recent developments in the sector and possible future trends for policy makers and planners. The first section reports on trends in world production, utilization and trade of fish and fishery products (recent developments in aquaculture are reviewed separately). The section reviews recent developments affecting four major issues in fisheries: fishing capacity; by-catch and discards; environmental degradation; uncertainty and risk. It ends with a brief outlook for the fisheries sector.

The second section presents a study of marine fishery landings data for the period 1950 - 1994, involving time series of about 200 major resources. The potential for further development is examined for each ocean. The third section contains a review of recent developments in fisheries and aquaculture by

geographical region. In the fourth section, the fishery activities of 14 countries, including those activities carried out in co-operation with FAO, are reported in a summarized form.

FAO Fisheries Department. 1997. Fisheries and aquaculture in the South Pacific: Situation and outlook in 1996. FAO Fisheries Circular. No. 907. Rome, FAO. 41p.

This is the fifth in a series of summaries providing detailed analyses of the state and fisheries and aquaculture in eight different regions. The contents and format of the circulars were described in the previous FAN issue (No. 15, April 1997).

Tacon, A., and B. Basurco (Eds). 1997. Feeding tomorrow's fish: Proceedings of the joint CIHEAM/FAO/IEO workshop of the CIHEAM Network on Technology of Aquaculture in the Mediterranean (TECAM), Mazarron , Spain, 24-26 June 1996. Zaragoza, Spain. 307p.

This CIHEAM publication presents the proceedings of the TECAM workshop jointly organized by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (CIHEAM-IAMZ), the FAO Fisheries Department, and the Instituto Ispanol de Oceanografia (IEO), which was attended by 27 participants from 11 Mediterranean countries. The proceedings include 18 papers on various aspects of aquaculture nutrition and feed development. A concluding section summarizes discussions and conclusions and lists the major issues and needs, relating to aquaculture nutrition and feed development, raised by the participants during the final discussion session of the workshop.



Barg, U., Dunn, I., Petr, T. and R.L. Welcomme. 1996. Inland fisheries and water management. pp. 439-476 In: A.K. Biswas (eds) Water resources: Environmental Planning, Management and Development. McGraw-Hill, New York.

El-Sayed, A.-F.M. and A.G.J. Tacon. 1997. Fishmeal replacers for tilapia: A review. pp. 153-182. In: Tacon, A.G. J., Basurco, B. (eds). 1997. Feeding tomorrow's fish - Proceedings of the workshop of the CIHEAM Network on Technology of Aquaculture in the Mediterranean (TECAM), 24-26 June 1996, Zaragoza, Spain. pp. 205-224.

Kapetsky, J. and U. Barg. 1997. Land quality indicators from the viewpoint of inland fisheries and aquaculture. pp. 127-130. In: FAO. 1997. Land quality indicators and their use in sustainable agriculture and rural development. FAO Land and Water Bulletin. No. 5. Rome, FAO. 212p.

Rana, K. J., R. Grainger and Adele Crispolde-Hotta. Current Methods and Constraints for Monitoring Production from Inland Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture. Paper presented at the Expert Consultation on enhanced inland fisheries, 7-12 April 1997.

Rana. K. J. 1997. Applications of low temperature biology for the management of genetic resource management. Paper presented at the First International Meeting: Population Genetics and Aquaculture in Africa, 1-4 April 1997. Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire.

Rana. K. J. 1997. Global trends of aquaculture: an FAO statistical perspective. Paper presented at the First International Meeting: Population Genetics and Aquaculture in Africa, 1-4 April 1997. Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire.

Rana, K. J. 1996. World trends in aquaculture production with emphasis of Asian aquaculture production. Presented at The Round Table Discussion on Aquaculture Supplement for the World Census of Agriculture 5-7 November 1996. Bangkok, Thailand.

Rana, K.J., R. Grainger and J. Viseur. 1996. Background to the aquaculture supplement for the world census of agriculture 2000. Presented at The Round Table Discussion on Aquaculture Supplement for the World Census of Agriculture, 5-7 November 1996. Bangkok, Thailand.


Rana K.J., R. Grainger and J. Viseur. 1996. An aquaculture supplement to the programme for the world census of agriculture 2000. Paper presented at the APCAS meeting in Japan. October 1996.

Tacon, A.G.J. 1997. Feeding tomorrow's fish: keys for sustainability. pp. 11-34. In: Tacon, A.G. J., Basurco, B. (eds). 1997. Feeding tomorrow's fish - Proceedings of the workshop of the CIHEAM Network on Technology of Aquaculture in the Mediterranean (TECAM), 24-26 June 1996, Zaragoza, Spain.

Tacon, A.G.J. 1997. Fishmeal replacers: Review of antinutrients within oilseeds and pulses - A limiting factor for the aquafeed Green Revolution?, pp.153-182. In: Tacon, A.G. J., Basurco, B. (eds). 1997. Feeding tomorrow's fish - Proceedings of the workshop of the CIHEAM Network on Technology of Aquaculture in the Mediterranean (TECAM), 24-26 June 1996, Zaragoza, Spain.

Tacon, A.G.J. 1997. Feeding tomorrow's fish - the Asian experience, pp.20-42. In: K.P.P. Nambiar & T. Singh (eds). Sustainable aquaculture. Proceedings of INFOFISH-AQUATECH `96 International Conference on Aquaculture, 25-27 September 1996, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INFOFISH, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tacon, A.G.J. and D.M. Akiyama, 1997. Feed ingredients, pp.411-472. In: J.D.D'Abramo, D.E. Conklin & D.M. Akiyama (eds). Crustacean Nutrition. Advances in World Aquaculture, 6: World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, USA

Tacon, A.G.J. and B. Basurco, (eds). 1997. Feeding tomorrow's fish. Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes, Vol. 22. Zaragoza, Spain, 307p.

Tacon, A.G.J. and S.S. De Silva, 1997. Feed preparation and feed management strategies within semi-intensive fish farming systems in the tropics. Aquaculture, 151:379-404.

Tacon, A.G.J. 1996. Feed formulation and evaluation for semi-intensive culture of fishes and shrimps in the tropics, pp.29-43. In: C.B. Santiago, R.M. Coloso, O.M. Millamena & I.G. Borlongan (eds). Proceedings of the National Seminar-Workshop on Fish Nutrition and Feeds, Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines. Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre, Iloilo, Philippines.