|FAO Fisheries Report No. 787 FIP/R787 (En)|
Report of the
FAO/WORLDFISH CENTER WORKSHOP ON INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO THE ASSESSMENT OF SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES
Rome, 20–22 September 2005
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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
This is the final report of the FAO/WorldFish Center Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Assessment of Small-Scale Fisheries, which was held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 20 to 22 September 2005. The Workshop was jointly organized and supported by the WorldFish Center (Penang, Malaysia) and FAO through its FishCode Programme, under its project for implementation of the FAO Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries . Support for the “FishCode-STF Project” is provided through contributions to the FishCode Trust (MTF/GLO/125/MUL) by the governments of Norway, Japan and the United States of America.
|FAO. 2005. Report of the FAO/WorldFish Center Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Assessment of Small-Scale Fisheries. Rome, 20–22 September 2005. |
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 787. Rome, FAO. 44pp.
|The Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Assessment of Small-Scale Fisheries (Rome, 20–22 September 2005) was organized jointly by the WorldFish Center and FAO through its FishCode Programme as a first step in developing a collaborative project towards capacity building for small-scale fisheries assessment in developing countries. Participants represented various international and national agencies and academic institutions as well as private firms, and were invited on the basis of their extensive experience in small-scale fisheries either from a natural or social science background.|
|The Workshop addressed three main tasks through plenary and working group sessions: preliminary development of a framework for interdisciplinary assessment of small-scale fisheries; identification of appropriate approaches, methods and research needs to help fill small-scale fisheries information gaps; and preparation of an outline implementation strategy for a collaborative project on small-scale fisheries.|
|Key follow-up actions agreed by the Workshop were continued information exchange between participants via the Internet, including further feedback on the proposed project in capacity building, and circulation of a revised Concept Note on the project.|
Participants in the Workshop
FAO Fisheries Officers, Regional and Subregional Offices
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THEME ONE: DEVELOPMENT OF A FRAMEWORK FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY ASSESSMENT OF SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES
THEME TWO: APPROACHES AND METHODS FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY ASSESSMENT OF SSF: INTEGRATION, CONSTRAINTS AND RESEARCH NEEDS
Identification of appropriate assessment methods
THEME THREE: CAPACITY BUILDING TOWARDS INTERDISCIPLINARY ASSESSMENT OF SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Summary and conclusions
APPENDIX A. TOWARDS INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO THE ASSESSMENT OF SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES AND THEIR ROLE IN FOOD SECURITY AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE USE - A Project Concept Note
APPENDIX B. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
APPENDIX C . AGENDA
APPENDIX D. OPENING STATEMENT, FAO FISHERIES DEPARTMENT
APPENDIX E. THE “WICKED PROBLEM” OF MANAGING SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
APPENDIX F. NOTES FOR THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SSF FAO-WFC WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED RAPID ASSESSMENT OF SMALL-SCALE AND COASTAL FISHERIES
APPENDIX G. WORKING GROUP MATRICES