The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2006 was prepared by FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department staff, under the coordination of a team comprising J.-F. Pulvenis de Séligny, A. Gumy and R. Grainger and assisted by U. Wijkström (consultant) with editorial assistance from T. Farmer. General direction was provided by the Department’s management staff, including: L. Ababouch, J. Csirke, S. Garcia, Ndiaga Gueye, J. Jia, I. Nomura, J. Turner and G. Valdimarsson.
The preparation of Part 1, World review of fisheries and aquaculture, was the overall editorial responsibility of R. Grainger, who coordinated the contributions made by L. Garibaldi (production, capture fisheries), L. Garibaldi (Box – Fishery development phases of oceanic species), A. Lowther (aquaculture production), J. Csirke (marine resources), D. Bartley (inland resources), S. Tsuji (fishing fleets), A. Smith (fishing fleets), A. Crispoldi (consultant) (fishing fleets), S. Vannuccini (fishers, utilization, consumption, trade, governance and policy), G. Laurenti (consumption), H. Josupeit (fish trade), D. Doulman (governance and policy, marine fisheries and Boxes – FAO’s role in promoting cooperation for more effective governance, 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement Review Conference), D. Bartley, J. Jorgensen, G. Marmulla (governance and policy, inland fisheries), R. Subasinghe (governance and policy, aquaculture), A. Gumy (governance and policy, trade). S. Montanaro, A. Lowther and S. Vannuccini prepared most of the figures and the tables.
Contributors to Part 2, Issues facing fisheries and aquaculture, included: D. Doulman (issues in implementing the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and Box – strengthening national capacity to combat IUU fishing), H. Watanabe (Box – ethical issues in fisheries), J. Collins (Box – information to support implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries), D. Staples (Box – introducing and promoting fisheries co-management), M. Reantaso (Box – risk analysis), D. Bartley (Box – alien species in fisheries and aquaculture), D. Soto (an ecosystem approach to aquaculture sustainable growth and expansion), R. Metzner (the allocation of fishing rights), L. Ababouch (impact of market based standards and labels on international fish trade), and E. Allison (consultant) (HIV and AIDS in fishing communities and Box – what makes women in fishing communities vulnerable to HIV/AIDS?). D. Staples, M. Izumi, S. Funge-Smith, J. Moehl and A. Harris, all FAO Regional Fisheries Officers, also contributed to this section.
Contributors to Part 3, Highlights of special studies, included: D. Bartley, J. Jorgensen and G. Marmulla (rehabilitation of riverine habitat for fisheries), H. Josupeit (responsible fish trade and food security), D. Staples and S. Funge-Smith (trash or treasure? – low-value/trash-fish from marine fisheries in the Asia– Pacific region and Box – low-value/trash fish prices), S. Funge-Smith, E. Lindebo and D. Staples (Box – low-value/trash fish: a definition), G. Munro (consultant) (conservation and management of shared stocks: legal and economic aspects), C. de Young (marine capture fisheries management in the Indian Ocean: status and trends), A. Smith (consultant) (refuelling the fishing fleet) and L. Ababouch (causes of detentions and rejections in international fish trade).
Part 4, Outlook, was written by R. Subasinghe, N. Hishamunda and U. Wijkström (consultant).
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