Deep-sea fisheries in the high seas: a trawl industry perspective on the International Guidelines for the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular. No. 1036

Deep-sea fisheries in the high seas
A trawl industry perspective on the International Guidelines for
the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas







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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Deep-sea fisheries in the high seas: a trawl industry perspective on the International Guidelines for the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular. No. 1036. Rome, FAO. 2008. 22p.

This document contains the results and recommendations of the discussions that took place during the Skippers and Fleet Managers Workshop to Review the International Guidelines on the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas which was held from 26 to 28 May 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The workshop was organized to obtain an industry perspective on the draft FAO International Guidelines on the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas and to solicit industry views and advice on how to conduct fisheries research from commercial vessels and to minimize adverse impacts on benthic habitat and vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs).



Table of Contents


Foreword


Note from the Workshop Secretariat


Profiles of the Participants


Executive Summary


Industry Perspective on Deep-sea Fisheries in the High seas

 

General comments

 

The International Guidelines on the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas

 

Skippers certification

 

Fishing gear impact

 

Data and research

 

Observers

 

Data security

 

Management tools

 

Discards/offal


Messages to Policy-makers and the Public

 

What is the most important point you would like to present to policy-makers regarding your deep-sea fishery?

 

What do you feel is the biggest problem to resolve regarding your deep-sea fisheries?

 

How do you see the reputation of deep-sea fishing on the high seas being improved?


Abstracts of Presentations

 

Faroese quest for orange roughy

 

Aimed trawling in the Indian Ocean

 

Reducing bottom impact in trawl fisherie


References

 

Annex I – List of participants
Annex II – Agenda and timetable




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