Adoption of aquaculture assessment tools for improving the planning and management of aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific


RAP PUBLICATION 2013/11

Adoption of aquaculture assessment tools for improving the planning and management of aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific

by W. Miao, C.V. Mohan, W. Ellis, and B. Davy

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2013


ABSTRACT

Global capture fish production has been stagnant since the 1990s. The major part of increased fish production during the last two decades has come from aquaculture, largely the result of progress in culture technologies and management practices, increases in the level of input use and expansion of culture areas. This rapid growth has been accompanied by an array of problems, including biosecurity and related food safety issues, conflicts over use of natural resources and impacts on the environment. This publication is the product of a regional study on the adoption of aquaculture assessment tools in major aquaculture producing countries in Asia to promote improved planning and management of the sector in the region. Included in the publication are detailed reports on the application of aquaculture planning and management tools for eight countries in the region.



Table of Contents

Foreword
Preparation of this document
Acknowledgements
Regional synthesis
    Background and rationale
    Scope of study
    Methodology and framework for evaluation
    Awareness, capacity, implementation and legal status
    Issues and constraints in application
    Recommendations
    Towards a regional management framework and action plan
Country report: People’s Republic of China
    Introduction
    Institutional and legal framework
    Summary of aquaculture planning and management tools (APMTs) application in China
    Application of existing aquaculture assessment tools: case studies
    Issues and constraints in the application of tools
    Recommendations and way forward
    References
Country report: India
    Introduction
    Institutional and legal framework
    Summary of APMTs application in India
    Application of tools
    Issues and constrains in application
    Recommendations
    References
Country report: Indonesia
    Introduction
    Summary of APMTs application in Indonesia
    Planning tools
    Management tools
    Issues and constraints in application of tools
    Recommendations and way forward
    References
Country report: Republic of Korea
    Introduction
    Summary of AATs application in the Republic of Korea
    Case Studies in Application of AATs
    Issues and constraints in application
    Recommendations and way forward
    References
Country report: Malaysia
    Introduction
    Institutional and legal framework
    Summary of APMTs application in Malaysia
    Case studies on AATs application
    Issues and constraints in the application of tools
    Recommendations and way forward
    References
Country report: Philippines
    Introduction
    Institutional and legal framework
    Summary of APMTs application in Malaysia
    Case studies on AATs application
    Issues and constraints in the application of tools
    Recommendations
    The way forward
    References
Country report: Thailand
    Introduction
    Institutional and legal framework for aquaculture planning and management
    Summary of APMTs application in Thailand
    Aquaculture planning tools
    Aquaculture management tools
    Issues and constraints in application
    Recommendations and way forward
    References
Country report: Viet Nam
    Introduction
    Institutional and legal framework
    Summary of APMTs application in Viet Nam
    Application of tools: case studies
    Issues and constraints in application
    Recommendations and way forward
    References
Appendix
    Summary of adoption of AATs in countries that participated in the study




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