FAO Fisheries Report No. 735, Supplement
FAO Fisheries Report No. 735, Supplement
FIPL/R735, Suppl. (En)
   

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES RESEARCH

Papers presented at the
SECOND SESSION OF THE WORKING PARTY ON
SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES

Bangkok, Thailand, 18-21 November 2003

Edited by

Benedict P. Satia
Chief, International Institutions and Liaison Service
FAO Fisheries Department
and
Derek Staples
Senior Regional Fishery Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


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Satia, B.P.; Staples, D. (eds.)
Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research. Papers presented at the second session of the Working Party on Small-scale Fisheries. Bangkok, Thailand, 18-21 November 2003.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 735, Suppl. Rome, FAO. 2004. 198p.

ABSTRACT

At the fourth session of the FAO Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research (ACFR), in December 2002, the Committee highlighted that small-scale fisheries had not received the research attention that they deserved considering the important contribution that they make to nutrition, food security, sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation, especially in developing countries. The Committee pointed out that although many of the issues such as user-rights, excess capacity, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, trade and incentives, governance, etc. are common across all fisheries, they need explicit attention in the small-scale fisheries (SSF) context. The Committee recommended that a working party be convened to elaborate a draft research agenda and undertake an evaluation of the role and importance of small-scale (marine) fisheries and outline ways in which the transition to responsible fisheries could be facilitated, bearing in mind the developing paradigm of Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF). The scope was later extended within the FAO Fisheries Department to also include estuarine and inland water capture fisheries.

The Working Party held its meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, from 18 to 21 November 2003. This document contains the eight papers submitted to the Working Party. The papers highlight main research themes that should be considered in formulating a draft research agenda for small-scale fisheries. These themes include policy legislation governance and institutional arrangements; contribution, relevance and importance of small-scale fisheries to national economies and livelihood; management approaches to small-scale fisheries; post-harvest issues and trade; information systems for small-scale fisheries, and also emphasize strategies and mechanisms to bridge the gap between research and action. Drawing on the output of the Working Party and the papers in this document, two separate documents, a draft research agenda for small-scale fisheries and contribution, role and importance of small-scale fisheries are in preparation.

Distribution:

Participants
ACFR Members
FAO Fisheries Officers, Regional and Subregional Offices

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CONTENTS

Preparation of this document

Contributors

List of acronyms and abbreviations

1. CONCEPT PAPER FOR THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES RESEARCH (ACFR) WORKING PARTY ON SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES

2. CONTRIBUTION OF SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES TO RURAL LIVELIHOODS IN A WATER MULTI-USE CONTEXT (WITH A PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE ROLE OF FISHING AS “LAST RESORT ACTIVITY” FOR THE POOR)

3. SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES: PAST EXPERIENCE AND FUTURE SOLUTIONS

4. POLICY OBJECTIVES, LEGAL FRAMEWORKS, INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNANCE IN SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES

5. PROMOTING THE ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO FISHERIES IN THE CONTEXT OF SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES

6. IMPROVING THE COLLECTION, ANALYSIS AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION IN SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES

7. THE CONTRIBUTION OF RESEARCH TO THE SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS OF ARTISANAL FISHING COMMUNITIES

1. STUDY CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES
2. METHODOLOGY AND LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
3. LIVELIHOODS GROUPS CONCERNED WITH ARTISANAL FISHERIES
4. FISHERIES RESEARCH SERVICES PROVIDERS
5. THE EFFECTS OF PIPS ON RESEARCH AND THE SLS OF FISHING COMMUNITIES
6. FISHERIES RESEARCH, PIP AND CONTRIBUTION TO SLS OF ARTISANAL FISHING COMMUNITIES
7. LESSONS AND IMPLICATIONS
8. FOLLOW-UP TO THE STUDY
9. CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
Methodology and Outputs: Annex 1
Responsibilities and roles of study partners: Annex 2
Overview of scientific skills available within some public fisheries research institutions: Annex 3
Partnerships - General Situation: Annex 4
Terms of reference for the Study: Annex 5
Annex 6: List of participants to the planning workshop

8. BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN FISHERIES RESEARCH AND ACTION

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