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Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food production systems in the world, with the bulk of its output currently being produced within developing countries, and with expectations for aquaculture to continue its contributions to food security and poverty alleviation. The vast majority of aquaculture practices around the world have been pursued with significant nutritional and social benefits, and generally with little or no environmental costs. However, it is essential for current efforts aiming at...
In addition to explanations of culture technology and methodology, the manual includes a brief discussion of the processes of identifying a suitable site for locating a hatchery and considerations in planning and designing the hatchery. It also includes advances that are likely to improve the reliability and economic viability of the hatchery industry in the near future, featuring topics such as polyploidy, the development of selected strains, cryopreservation of gametes and the need for novel,...
These guidelines have been produced to supplement the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. The Code and many international agreements and conferences highlight the many benefits that can be achieved by adopting an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) and elaborate a number of agreed principles and concepts relating to EAF. These guidelines attempt to make EAF operational by recognizing that this approach is a way to implement many of the provisions of the Code and...
These Guidelines have been produced to support implementation of the International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU). These Guidelines are addressed to decision-makers and policy-makers associated with the management of fisheries, but they should be of interest to fishing industries and other parties. The international community has experienced a growing incidence of fishing activity that does not respect applicable laws and regulations, including the standards set forth in...
Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) have greatly increased the potential efficiency of Monitoring Control and Surveillance of fishing vessels (MCS). In the last few years several countries have introduced VMS which enable the activities of fishing vessels to be monitored and indeed for such vessels to actively report on catches to the fisheries management authority. This document summarizes the state of the art of VMS and gives guidance to fisheries administrators considering implementing VMS in their...

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