FAO FISHERIES TECHNICAL PAPER 488

FAO FISHERIES TECHNICAL PAPER 488

Review of the state of world
marine capture fisheries
management: Indian Ocean

Edited by
Cassandra De Young
Fishery Policy Analyst
Fishery Policy and Planning Division
FAO Fisheries Department
   
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2006
   
 

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Cover photograph:
Local fishing landing site. Ikoni, the Comoros.

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ISBN 92-5-105499-1
ISSN 0429-9345

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De Young, C. (ed.)
Review of the state of world marine capture fisheries management: Indian Ocean. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 488. Rome, FAO. 2006. 458p.

Abstract

During the first half of the 1990s, in response to the increasing concern about many of the world’s fisheries and following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), a number of international fisheries instruments provided an impetus for countries to strengthen their fisheries management. A key step in supporting such efforts is the development of more detailed, systematic and comparable information on fisheries environments and management trends. The State of World Marine Capture Fisheries Management Questionnaire was developed by FAO in 2004 to help meet this need. The result have been grouped by region and reported in this publication. Today, we are able to look back to see how countries responded, to examine whether more fisheries are managed, and to determine whether the management tools and strategies employed have improved the overall situation in marine capture fisheries. Trends in legal and administrative frameworks, management regimes and status of marine capture fisheries are analysed for thirty-two countries in the Indian Ocean and presented as an easy-to-read and informative reference for policy decision-makers, fishery managers and stakeholders.

© FAO 2006


Contents

Preparation of this document

Contributors

INTRODUCTION

OVERVIEW - Indian Ocean

SUBREGIONAL REVIEW - Eastern Indian Ocean

SUBREGIONAL REVIEW - Northwest Indian Ocean

SUBREGIONAL REVIEW - Southwest Indian Ocean

ANNEX 1 - COUNTRY REVIEWS

Australia (Indian Ocean coast)

Eastern Indian Ocean

Bangladesh
India (East coast)
Indonesia
Malaysia
Myanmar
Sri Lanka
Thailand (Andaman Sea)

Northwest Indian Ocean

Bahrain
Djibouti
Egypt (Red Sea coast)
Eritrea
India (West coast)
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

Southwest Indian Ocean

Kenya
Madagascar
Maldives
Mauritius
Mozambique
Seychelles
South Africa (Indian Ocean)
United Republic of Tanzania

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