Report of the Symposium on Interactions between Social, Economic and Ecological Objectives of Inland Commercial and Recreational Fisheries and Aquaculture. Antalya, Turkey, 21–24 May 2008, held in connection with the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission twenty-fifth session. Antalya, Turkey, 21–28 May 2008.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 871 Suppl.

Report of the Symposium on Interactions between Social, Economic and Ecological Objectives of Inland Commercial and Recreational Fisheries and Aquaculture
Antalya, Turkey, 21–24 May 2008


held in connection with the
European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission
twenty-fifth session
Antalya, Turkey, 21–28 May 2008

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ABSTRACT

FAO European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission.
Report of the Symposium on Interactions between Social, Economic and Ecological Objectives of Inland Commercial and Recreational Fisheries and Aquaculture. Antalya, Turkey, 21–24 May 2008, held in connection with the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission twenty-fifth session. Antalya, Turkey, 21–28 May 2008.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 871 suppl. Rome, FAO. 2008. 43p.

The Symposium on Interactions between Social, Economic and Ecological Objectives of Inland Commercial and Recreational Fisheries andAquaculture, was organized in conjunction with the twenty-fifth session of the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission (EIFAC) in Antalya, Turkey, from 21 to 24 May2008. The symposium was chaired by Mr Ibrahim Okumus (Turkey) and convened by Mr Ian Cowx (United Kingdom) and was attended by 255 participants from 26 countries. The symposium programme comprised 57 oral presentations and 24 posters.

The symposium was opened by Mr Mehmet Mehdi Eker, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Turkey (MARA), Mr Phil Hickley (EIFAC Chairperson), Mr Gerd Marmulla (Secretary of EIFAC) and Mr Raymon van Anrooy (FAO Secretary to the symposium).

The symposium objectives were:

1) To review the wide range of socio-economic and ecological interactions between fisheries and aquaculture and the roles of various stakeholders with respect to these interactions.

2) To identify where future research should focus and propose measures to decrease interactions that compromise sustainable development and management, and promote interactions that contribute to sustainability.

3) To provide information to policy- and decision-makers to contribute to the general awareness of trends in socio-economic and ecological interactions within and between the sector and other rural sectors.

4) To facilitate dialogue between scientists, researchers, fisherfolk, aquaculturists and policy- and decision-makers on the motives, interactions and interests of stakeholders.

5) To advise EIFAC on appropriate management and development measures and tools for inland fisheries and aquaculture in Europe.

The symposium made considerable progress towards understanding the interactions between ecological/ environmental and socio-economic/governance objectives for fisheries and aquaculture. There was a broad recognition that inland fisheries and aquaculture need to shift from a sectoral view where they are treated in isolation to an integrated, multidisciplinary systems view.

The symposium provided a number of clear and comprehensive conclusions and recommendations to the twenty-fifth session of EIFAC for follow-up by the appropriate responsible bodies.

Some key papers of the symposium will be published in a special issue of the Wiley Journal, Fisheries Management and Ecology and other papers and abstracts will be published in 2009 in an EIFAC Occasional Paper.



Table of Contents

SYMPOSIUM REPORT

 

Background and objectives

 

Attendance of the symposium

 

Opening of the symposium

 

Summary of presentations and discussions

   

Session 1– Ecological interactions
Session 2– Socio-economic interactions
Session 3– Governance

 

Conclusions and recommendations

 

Closure of the Symposium


APPENDIXES

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Symposium programme
List of participants
Opening speech by H.E. Mr Mehmet Mehdi Eker, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Turkey




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