Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Marine Capture Fisheries

The FAO International Guidelines on Bycatch Management and Reduction of Discards were developed through a participatory process involving fisheries experts, fishery managers from governments, the fishing industry, academia and non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. The guidelines are designed to provide guidance on management factors ranging from an appropriate regulatory framework to the components of a good data collection programme, and include...
  Gillett, R. Bycatch in small-scale tuna fisheries: a global study. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 560. Rome, FAO. 2011. 116p. The aim of the study was to quantify catches of tuna and bycatch in small-scale pelagic fisheries. Additional goals were to identify on a global scale information gaps, major issues and management concerns associated with these fisheries and their bycatch. The...
FAO. Report of the FAO/APFIC Workshop on Implementing the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, 23–27 April 2012. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 1008. Rome, FAO. 2012. 64 pp.      This document contains the report of the FAO/APFIC Workshop on Implementing the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and...
Staples, D. (2009). Status and potential of offshore resources in South and Southeast Asia. Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. APFIC ad hoc publication, 29pp.Fishery development in both South and Southeast Asia can only be categorized as a 'bust and boom' activity, more akin to mining than to the development of a renewable...
  APFIC. 2009. Workshop on assessment and management of the offshore resources of South and Southeast Asia, 17–19 June 2008, Bangkok, Thailand. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. RAP Publication 2009/13, 37 pp.  This Workshop was held to provide a regional review and synthesis of current knowledge on the status of offshore resources in South and Southeast Asia...
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