Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsfor a world without hunger
Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
About the EAF Toolbox
The basic principles for developing the toolbox were first identified and discussed at the Workshop on a Toolbox for the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF), held in Rome, Italy, 26-29 February 2008 (FAO 2009). The EAF Toolbox is aimed at national and local fisheries management authorities, including fishery managers, scientists and stakeholders looking for practical solutions they can apply given their circumstances and resources. By ensuring situations with low capacity are covered adequately, it is hoped that the toolbox will be seen as useful by all individuals, groups and sectors interested in the development of improved fisheries management systems to better generate positive community outcomes in each location.
The principles used to develop the tool box are that it has to:
The factsheets presented in the EAF Toolbox are either standalone tools or summaries/portals to where more information is available for a major subject (e.g. stock assessment methods) each of which could probably benefit from having their own toolbox. Some of the factsheets are relatively comprehensive and ‘mature’ while others are still in a relatively rudimentary state. We would therefore appreciate suggested improvements to any of the factsheets presented but also submissions of any additional factsheets that you think would be of assistance to one or more key activities, particularly if they can be used in data and/or capacity limited situations.