Consultation on the application of Article 9 of the FAO code of conduct for responsible fisheries in the Mediterranean region: Synthesis of the National Reports (TEMP/RER/908/MUL)

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ROME, 19-23 JULY 1999


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Code of conduct for responsible fisheries
The Mediterranean consultation

1. Characteristics and trends of national aquaculture

1.1 Overall situation
1.2 Lakes, rivers and reservoirs (extensive aquaculture)
1.3 Intensive and semi-intensive inland aquaculture (including integrated aquaculture)
1.4 Aquaculture inside coastal lagoons3
1.5 Land-based coastal aquaculture
1.6 In-shore aquaculture
1.7 Off-shore aquaculture

2. Aquaculture policy, administration and legislation

2.1 Aquaculture policy
2.2 Administrative framework
2.3 Legal framework

2.3.1 Basic legislative climate for aquaculture
2.3.2 Specific legislation applicable to aquaculture
2.3.3 Mechanisms to control environmental impact of and on aquaculture
2.3.4 Involvement of local communities in the legislative process
2.3.5 Collaboration between governments on transboundary aquatic ecosystems
2.3.6 Codes of practice
2.3.7 Trade in aquaculture products
2.3.8 Incentives and penalties
2.3.9 Conflict resolution

2.4 Conclusions drawn from the synthesis

3. Aquaculture strategies and plans

3.1 National and sub-national plans

3.1.1 Aquaculture plans
3.1.2 Aquaculture development strategy in the absence of specific aquaculture plans

3.2 Benefits and consequences
3.3 Awareness, cooperation, coordination and participation in responsible aquaculture
3.4 Plans for further incentives and deterrents
3.5 Conclusions drawn from the synthesis

4. Responsible aquaculture production

4.1 Promotion of the concept of responsible aquaculture
4.2 Responsibility in aquaculture management

4.2.1 The environment
4.2.2 Species choice
4.2.3 Genetic manipulations
4.2.4 Sustainable use of inputs
4.2.5 Insurance

4.3 Issues of public concern

4.3.1 Socio-economic issues
4.3.2 The public climate for aquaculture
4.3.3 Animal welfare

4.4 Cooperation at national, sub-regional and regional level
4.5 Producer organisations
4.6 Trade in aquaculture products

4.6.1 Farm-gate to point of sale
4.6.2 Marketing
4.6.3 Quality and safety assurance

4.7 Information on responsible aquaculture
4.8 Conclusions drawn from the synthesis

Annex I - Glossary

Annex II - List of relevant FAO documents (FAO documents distributed by consultants during the briefing of national groups)

Annex III - Consultation prospectus