The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture

2004


CONTENTS

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Glossary

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PART 1
World review of fisheries and aquaculture

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Fisheries resources: trends in production, utilization and trade
Overview
Capture fisheries production
Aquaculture production
Fishers and fish farmers
The status of the fishing fleet
The status of fishery resources
Fish utilization
Fish trade
The changing role of regional fishery bodies in decision-making
Aquaculture development policy and governance

PART 2
Selected issues facing fishers and aquaculturists

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Capture-based aquaculture
The issue
Possible solutions
Recent actions
Future perspective
Labour standards in the fishing sector
The issue
Possible solutions
Recent actions
Outlook
Fisheries management and CITES
The issue
Possible soltuions
Recent actions
Global perspective
Trade implications of fish species and fish product identification
The issue
Possible solutions
Recent actions
Future perspective
Depleted stocks recovery: a challenging necessity
The issue
Action required
Action taken
Outlook
Governance and management of deep-water fisheries
The issue
Possible solutions
Recent developments
Outlook

PART 3
Highlights of special FAO studies

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Scope of the seaweed industry
Introduction
Classification of seaweeds
Sources and uses of commerical seaweeds
Global aquaculture outlook: an analysis of production forecasts to 2030
Introduction
Global forecasts
Regional perspectives
National forecasts: the sum of national production targets
Constraints to growth
Conclusions
Impacts of trawling on benthic habitats and communities
Background
Methodologies
Physical impacts
Biological impacts
Conclusions
Measurement of fishing capacity
The fishing capacity management problem
What is fishing capacity?
Measuring capacity
Re-estimating discards in the world’s marine capture fisheries
Background
Main findings
Implications and issues
Fisheries subsidies
Introduction
Definition
Justification and history
Measurement of subsidies
International conferences
The political debate
African freshwaters: are small scale-fisheries a problem?
Introduction
Changes in catches and fishing effort over the last 50 years
Causes behind the patterns of change in fishing effort
Effects of fishing effort and environment on the regeneration of fish stocks
Conclusions

PART 4
Outlook

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Introduction
The coming decade: constraints and opportunities
2015 and beyond: future scenarios for world fisheries and aquaculture

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