Report of FAO/SPC Regional Scoping Workshop: Development of a Pacific Aquaculture Regional Cooperative Programme. Nadi, Fiji. 11–14 October 2011.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1023

Report of FAO/SPC Regional Scoping Workshop:
Development of a Pacific Aquaculture Regional
Cooperative Programme
Nadi, Fiji. 11–14 October 2011






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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2012


ABSTRACT

FAO. 2012.
Report of FAO/SPC Regional Scoping Workshop: Development of a Pacific Aquaculture Regional Cooperative Programme. Nadi, Fiji. 11–14 October 2011. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1023. Rome, FAO. 50 pp.

The FAO/SPC Regional Scoping Workshop: Development of a Pacific Aquaculture Regional Cooperative Programme held from 11 to 14 October 2011 in Nadi, Fiji was convened to engage high level discussions between national governments and international development partner organizations on the need to provide more attention to aquaculture development to small island developing states including the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).

Fifty five experts representing 17 PICTs, representatives from the private sector, eight international and regional institutions, and SPC and FAO staff participated in this regional scoping workshop whose overall objective was to assess the needs and map out a coordinating strategy and actions for the development of aquaculture in the Pacific region. To this end, a Pacific Regional Aquaculture Strategy was drafted with a vision of a sustainable aquaculture sector that meets food security and livelihood requirements based on economically viable enterprises supported by enabling governance arrangements.

The overall outcomes of the strategy are envisioned to include: (1) successful, competitive and biosecure aquaculture enterprises, using and adapting proven technologies to meet local requirements (technical, social and environmental); (2) recognition of the actual and potential contributions of the aquaculture sector towards regional livelihoods and food security (in response to the pressures of population growth, depleted/overfished inshore fisheries resources and climate change); and (3) framework for aquaculture development that builds cooperation among PICT government aquaculture institutions, national, regional and international agencies, farmer groups/associations, and other stakeholders.

To meet these objectives, the strategy proposes six broad programme elements including biosecurity, capacity building, feasibility assessment, statistics and data, markets and trade and technology transfer and improvement.


Table of Contents

BACKGROUND


OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP


PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP


WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION


WORKSHOP PROCESSES


PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS AND DISCUSSIONS (SESSION 1)


WORKING GROUP'S (SESSION 2) AND PLENARY SESSION'S (SESSION 3) HIGHLIGHTS


CONCLUSIONS AND THE WAY FORWARD


CLOSING


APPENDIX 1: Welcome statement


APPENDIX 2: Workshop agenda


APPENDIX 3: List of participants


APPENDIX 4: Draft Pacific Regional Aquaculture Strategy


APPENDIX 5: Closing remarks


APPENDIX 6: Workshop photograph


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