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Welcome to the GISFish NEWSLETTER

September 2010

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From the Editors

Dear GISFish member,

We are pleased to announce the release of two new FAO publications:

  • Geographic information systems (GIS) to support the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF). This publication (supported by the EAF-Nansen project) is intended to be a guide to methods that readers could adopt for their own use of GIS for an EAF. The EAF recognizes that fish are only one, albeit important, part of a much wider ecosystem incorporating an array of physical and biological components that humans interact with and exploit. Further information and a link to where you can download the full text are available in Capture Fisheries section under the list of most recent publications.

  • Recently-published FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings, “The potential of spatial planning tools to support the ecosystem approach to aquaculture”, based on an Expert Workshop, reviews the status and potential of such spatial planning tools in implementing the EAA. The paper includes the workshop report summarizing the salient contributions from participants, and one review.

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Thank you,

The GISFish Editors.

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  • The “ NASO map collection ” consists of maps using “Google Maps and Google Earth” technology to assist member countries to inventory and monitor aquaculture. The collection is in its early stages but holds potential use in a number of ways such monitoring status and trends of aquaculture development, and addressing site selection and zoning issues. The National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO) map collection is coordinated by the Aquaculture Service of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department in close collaboration with FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics and Information Service.

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