FAO FISHERIES PROCEEDINGS 6

FAO FISHERIES PROCEEDINGS 6

FAO Regional Technical Expert Workshop on
Cage Culture in Africa

20-23 October 2004
Entebbe, Uganda

Matthias Halwart
Fishery Resources Officer (Aquaculture)
Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service
FAO Fisheries Department
Rome

and

John F. Moehl
Regional Aquaculture Officer
FAO Regional Office for Africa
Accra


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2006

 

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Halwart, M.; Moehl, J.F. (eds.)
FAO Regional Technical Expert Workshop on Cage Culture in Africa. Entebbe, Uganda, 20-23 October 2004.
FAO Fisheries Proceedings. No. 6. Rome, FAO. 2006. 113p.

ABSTRACT

This document contains the proceedings of the FAO Regional Technical Expert Workshop on Cage Culture in Africa, held in Entebbe, Uganda, from 20–23 October 2004. The workshop was attended by 71 participants including regional participants from public and private sector, resource persons from Italy, Norway, Thailand, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland and Zimbabwe, observers, the FAO Technical Secretariat and support staff. The workshop was unanimous in concluding that cage aquaculture represents an important development opportunity for many African countries, but will require an effective policy framework to ensure that structural constraints to development are overcome, and that development is equitable and sustainable. Successful development of cage aquaculture will depend on many factors. The challenge for both government and private sector is to work together to address these issues comprehensively – at farm, local, national and regional levels.




Contents

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Foreword
Executive summary

1. Background

2. Technical workshop
   2.1 Objective
   2.2 Structure and process

3. Working groups
   3.1 Biological and technical issues
   3.2 Environmental issues
   3.3 Socio-economic issues

4. Recommendations
   4.1 Biological and technical issues
   4.2 Environmental issues
   4.3 Socio-economic issues

Annex 1 – Agenda

Annex 2 – List of participants

Annex 3.1 – Working Group on Environmental Issues

Annex 3.2 – Working Group on Biological and Technical Issues

Annex 3.3 – Working Group on Socio-economic Issues

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