FAO TECHNICAL GUIDELINES FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES
4. Ecosystem approach to aquaculture
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
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|FAO. Aquaculture development. 4. Ecosystem approach to aquaculture.
FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries. No. 5, Suppl. 4.
Rome, FAO. 2010. 53p.
Social and biophysical dimensions of ecosystems are inextricably related
Being a strategy, the ecosystem approach to aquaculture (EAA) is not what is done but rather how it is done. The participation of stakeholders is at the base of the strategy.
Implementing the EAA will require strengthening institutions and associated management systems so that an integrated approach to aquaculture development can be implemented and account fully for the needs and impacts of other sectors. The key will be to develop institutions capable of integration, especially in terms of agreed upon objectives and standards.
The widespread adoption of an EAA will require a much tighter coupling of science, policy and management. It will also require that governments include the EAA in their aquaculture development policies, strategies and development plans.
Preparation of this document
Abbreviations and acronyms
1.1 The ecosystem approach to aquaculture
1.3 Key principles
2 THE EAA IN PRACTICE: PREPARATION AND INITIATION
2.1 Where does EAA fit in typical aquaculture development planning process
and when should it start?
2.3 Stakeholder and issues identification analysis
2.4 Prioritization of issues
3 IMPLEMENTING THE EAA: THE PLAN
3.1 Minimum requirements to support the implementation of the EAA
3.2 Management measures to deal with environmental and social issues
3.4 Standards for application
3.5 Indicators and monitoring impacts
3.6 Tools in support of the approach
4. MONITORING AND EVALUATION
5. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS