This document contains guidelines on the collection of demographic and socio-economic information on fishing communities for use in coastal and aquatic resources management in the Philippines (Part 1); the summary report of the Regional Workshop on the Use of Demographic Data in Fisheries and Coastal Development and Management in the Philippines and other Southeast and South Asian Countries held at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo, Philippines from 18 to 21 March 2002 (Part 2); and case studies on the use of demographic and socio-economic data in coastal and aquatic resources management in the United States of America and in Italy (Part 3).
The guidelines and the workshop report were prepared by Ms Lolita V. Villareal, FAO Consultant. The case studies on the use of demographic and socio-economic data in coastal and aquatic resources management in the United States of America and in Italy were written by Mr Steve Tilley and Mr Franco Sibona, FAO Consultants, respectively.
This document draws on the findings of the interregional FAO-UNFPA project Strengthening of Research and Training on Population and Development Dynamics of Rural Fishing Communities published in FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 403 and in FAO Fisheries Reports Nos. 566 and 599. The document has been edited by Ms Virginia Kelleher, FAO Consultant, and by Dr Uwe Tietze, Fishery Industry Officer, FAO Rome.