FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Regional Expert Meeting of the project on “Improved Data Collection for Sustainable Management of Inland Fishery Resources in the West Balkans”

Skopje, North Macedonia, 18/03/2020 - 19/03/2020

The expert meeting is organized within a regional technical cooperation programme project (TCP/RER/3706) on “Improved Data Collection for Sustainable Management of Inland Fishery Resources in the West Balkans (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia)”. An output of the project is an FAO Guideline on documented good practices in data systems for management of inland fisheries, based on FAO expertise, tools, and regional research findings, which include:

  • case studies on Denmark, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, and Ireland produced under Letter of Agreements with the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and in collaboration with research institutes from the European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC);
  • country reports prepared by national consultants from Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

The purpose of this expert meeting is to bring together inland fisheries experts from the region to review, discuss, and revise the draft FAO Guideline.