The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012

The State of World
Fisheries and Aquaculture

2012


FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2012

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Contents



Foreword (pdf 697 Kb)
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms

Part 1
WORLD REVIEW OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE (pdf 1.8 Mb)


    Status and trends

    Overview

    Capture fisheries production

    Aquaculture

    Fishers and fish farmers

    The status of the fishing fleet

    The status of fishery resources

    Fish utilization and processing

    Fish trade and commodities

    Fish consumption

    Governance and policy

    Notes

     

Part 2
SELECTED ISSUES IN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE (pdf 1.40 Mb)


    Mainstreaming gender in fisheries and aquaculture: from recognition to reality

    The issue

    Possible solutions

    Recent actions

    Outlook

    Improved preparedness for and effective response to disasters in fisheries and aquaculture

    The issue

    Possible solutions

    Recent actions

    Outlook

    Barriers to achieving low-impact fuel-efficient fishing

    The issue

    Possible solutions

    Recent actions

    Outlook

    Putting into practice the ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture

    The issue

    Possible solutions

    Recent actions

    Outlook

    Notes

Part 3
HIGHLIGHTS OF SPECIAL STUDIES (pdf 3 Mb)


    Effects of fisheries management policies on fishing safety

    Methods

    Results

    Discussion

    Conclusions and follow-up

    Demand and supply of aquafeed and feed ingredients for farmed fish and crustaceans: trends and future prospects

    Introduction

    Acquaculture growth and aquafeed

    Aquafeed production and use

    Feed ingredient production and availability

    Current feed ingredient usage and constraints

    Conclusion

    Issues to be addressed

    Global guidelines on ecolabelling and certification in capture fisheries and aquaculture

    Introduction

    The Marine Guidelines

    The Inland Guidelines

    The Acquaculture Guidelines

    Evaluation framework

    Remaining issues

    The OECDFAO Agricultural outlook: chapter on fish

    The model

    Projections 2012-2021

    Notes

Part 4
OUTLOOK (pdf 1.24 Mb)


    The role of capture fisheries in a global sustainable food production system: opportunities and challenges

    Context

    Capture fisheries as targets of efforts to reduce resource use and greenhouse gas emissions

    Minimizing waste

    Improving governance

    Notes



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