Management and conservation of aquatic resources - Capture fisheries
Bycatch management and the economics of discarding. Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture FisheriesReport of the Expert Consultation on Economic Incentives and Responsible Fisheries
Management and conservation of aquatic resources - Capture fisheriesRelated documentsBycatch management and the economics of discarding. The increase in commercial fisheries production over the last 50 years has been accompanied by an increase in the level of incidental catch and discarding of a number of species. Approximately one quarter of the marine commercial catch destined for human consumption is discarded at sea. This has raised the concern of a number of groups in society, including environmentalists, humanitarians and fishers themselves. In this paper, the economic incentives to discard fish are examined. The effects of different managemenet policies on these incentives are also investigated. The concept of an optimal level of discarding is discussed taking into account the externalities that can be created by discarding. Finally, the effectiveness of various measures to reduce the level of discarding is reviewed. these including technical, administrative and economic measures. Book Bycatch Fishery management Fisheries and aquaculture - General aspectsStrategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries is a voluntary instrument that applies to all states and entities. Its overall objective is to provide a framework, strategy and plan for the improvement of knowledge and understanding of fishery status and trends as a basis for fisheries policy-making and management for the conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources within ecosystems. Required actions are specified which fall under nine major areas, with a primary emphasis on the need for capacity building in developing countries. Book Trends Fishery data Data analysis Statistical data Fisheries Data collection Fishery management Fisheries and aquaculture - General aspectsReport of the Expert Consultation on Economic Incentives and Responsible Fisheries documents and articles Indicators of sustainable development and the precautionary approach in marine capture fisheries documents and articles Responsible fisheries in the marine ecosystem (no link available) Currently there is great concern about overfishing and the effects of fisheries on other marine organisms. This book addresses ecological and environmental issues associated with responsible and sustainable marine fisheries. It includes 20 chapters and has been developed from an international conference and concurrent symposium held in Iceland in October 2001. Contributors include leading international authorities from around the world. Contents include: a global overview of marine capture fisheries; legal protection for marine ecosystems; dynamics of marine ecosystems; the role of man in marine ecosystems; and incorporating ecosystem considerations in fisheries management. Book Marine fisheries Marine environment Marine ecology Fishery management Fisheries and aquaculture - General aspects
EAF - Nansen - Ecosystem Approach to FisheriesREBYC - Reduction of Environmental Impact from Tropical Shrimp Trawling, through the Introduction of By-catch Reduction Technologies and Change of ManagementInternational Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU)
Management and conservation of aquatic resources - Capture fisheriesRelated linksEAF - Nansen - Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries The EAF-Nansen Project "Strengthening the Knowledge Base for and Implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Marine Fisheries in Developing Countries"(GCP/INT/003/NOR) is an initiative to support the implementation of the ecosystem approach in the management of marine fisheries. The aim is to promote sustainable utilization of marine living resources and improved protection of the marine environment. Notionally, the project started in December 2006 but substantively from early 2008 and has a five-year time frame. The project is executed by FAO in close collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) of Bergen, Norway and funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). The EAF-Nansen Project is set to strengthen regional and country specific efforts to reduce poverty and create conditions to assist in the achievement of food security through development of sustainable fisheries management regimes and specifically through the application of the ecosystem ...REBYC - Reduction of Environmental Impact from Tropical Shrimp Trawling, through the Introduction of By-catch Reduction Technologies and Change of Management The "Reduction of environmental impact from tropical shrimp trawling" project is a global project with 12 participating countries and 1 intergovernmental fisheries body. The Project is funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and executed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the governments and private sector of the twelve participating countries and SEAFDEC. Its objective is to reduce the environmental impact arising from commercial shrimp trawl fisheries in tropical countries, and particularly to minimize: the capture and discard of unwanted catch and by-catch (including non-fish species such as turtles), and the impact of shrimp-trawling on bottom habitat. The project aims to do so through: the introduction of more appropriate fishing technologies, improved legislation and improved management frameworks (including control and enforcement strategies). ...International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU) The objective of the IPOA is to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing by providing all States with comprehensive, effective and transparent measures by which to act, including through appropriate regional fisheries management organizations established in accordance with international law. programme Trawlers Supply Fishing vessels Refrigerated transportGISFish - The Global Gateway to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and Mapping for Fisheries and Aquaculture - more about GISFish is a "one stop" site from which to obtain the depth and breadth of the global experience on GIS, remote sensing and mapping as applied to aquaculture and inland fisheries. data collection Information dissemination Remote sensing Aquaculture Inland fisheriesVessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) VMS is a tool used in Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) of fishing vessels. VMS contributes to fisheries management by recording information on a vessel's position and activity and enhancing other MCS devices. Monitoring Safety Fishing vessels Fisheries and aquaculture - General aspectsFISHCODE STF - Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries Knowledge of the status and trends of capture fisheries, including socio-economic aspects, is a key to sound policy-development, better decision-making and responsible fisheries management. It is necessary at the national level for the maintenance of the food security and for describing social and economic benefits of fisheries. Data and information are also required at the national level for fisheries policy-development and management that is a dynamic interdisciplinary process that depends on adequate and reliable information. They are also required at both national and local levels to implement policy and management interventions and to assess the success or otherwise of the policies and to monitor the performance of fisheries management. Strategy-STF is a voluntary instrument whose overall objective is to provide a framework, strategy and plan for the improvement of knowledge and understanding of fishery status and trends as a basis for fisheries policy-making and management ...
Various approaches are considered for sustainable development and management, e.g. sustainable livelihoods, ecosystem and precautionary approaches, etc. A number of cross-cutting activities are undertaken by the Department. These activities result in the elaboration and dissemination of normative and practical instruments, guidelines, manuals and information systems, aimed at developing capacity and facilitating implementation of the policy frameworks at operational level. These activity outputs consist in: