FAO Fisheries Report. No. 861
Report of the Expert Consultation on the Assessment of Socio-economic Impacts of Aquaculture.
Ankara, Turkey, 4-8 February 2008.
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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
Recognizing the growing importance of aquaculture and the need to improve its socio-economic benefits, the second session of the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture meeting in Trondheim, Norway, in August 2003 recommended FAO to undertake a "Thematic evaluation of the social and economic impacts of aquaculture".
The issue of socio-economic impacts of aquaculture was again raised at the Sub-Committee's third session in New Delhi, India, in September 2006, when FAO was asked to organize an intersession "Expert Consultation on the Assessment of Socio-economic Impacts of Aquaculture" with the participation of professional aquaculture and resources economists. The mandate given to this Consultation was to "agree on a widely accepted methodology for assessing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and to determine future needs for socio-economic analyses, assessments and indicators", specifically for aquaculture. The twenty-seventh session of COFI, which met in Rome in March 2007, endorsed its Sub-Committee's recommendation while emphasizing the urgent need for such a Consultation.
The Consultation was organized and convened by the Development and Planning Service (FIEP) of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics and Policy Division, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, under Dr Nathanael Hishamunda's supervision. The FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia in Ankara, Turkey, contributed organizational support.
Report of the Expert Consultation on the Assessment of Socio-economic Impacts of Aquaculture. Ankara, Turkey, 4-8 February 2008.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 861. Rome, FAO. 2008. 53p.
OPENING OF THE CONSULTATION
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONSULTATION
INTRODUCTION OF THE BACKGROUND, OBJECTIVES, RATIONALE AND EXPECTED OUTCOME OF THE CONSULTATION
REVIEW OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF AQUACULTURE: IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT METHODS
FOLLOW-UP ACTION AND FUTURE WORK ON SOCIO-ECONOMICS OF AQUACULTURE
ADOPTION OF THE REPORT
B. List of participants
C. Background document: "Review of the socio-economic impacts of aquaculture: identification and assessment methods" (Junning Cai, Ping Sun Leung and Nathanael Hishamunda)
D. Welcome remarks by Mr Tsukasa Kimoto, Officer-in-Charge, FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia (SEC)
E. Outline for the improvement of the background document: "Review of the socio-economic impacts of aquaculture: identification and assessment methods"
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