FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries - Precautionary Approach to Capture Fisheries and Species Introductions - 2

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Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations

Swedish National
Board of Fisheries

ISSN 1020-5292

Elaborated by the

Technical Consultation on the Precautionary Approach
to Capture Fisheries (Including Species Introductions)
Lysekil, Sweden, 6-13 June 1995

Rome, 1996

Reprinted 1997, 1999,2000

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Table of Contents

Preparation of this document




1. Precautionary Approach and Burden of Proof

2. Definitions

3. Precautionary Approach to Fishery Management

4. Precautionary Approach to Fishery Research

5. Precautionary Approach to Fishery Technology

6. Precautionary Approach to Species Introduction


Annex A. Code of Practice on the Introduction and Transfer of Marine Organisms, 1994 (ICES, 1995)
Annex B. Guidelines for Preventing the Introduction of Unwanted Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens From Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediment Discharges (IMO, 1994)


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