FAO Fisheries Department

Fishing with beach seines



The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has recently published a technical paper on beach seine fisheries, providing a global overview and identifying key issues for the responsible use of beach seines as they have been banned outright in some countries due to environmental damage. The work emphasizes the need to achieve both sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities and fisheries when beach seines are involved and also provides guidelines for fisheries managers. Fishing with beach seines draws on findings of case studies as well as a review of other relevant publications.