Pratiques de pêche responsables pour une pêche durable

Report of the FAO workshop on gear marking technology and trials, Ancona, Italy, 29 June–1 July 2022


The FAO Workshop on Gear Marking Technology and Trials was held in Ancona, Italy, from 29 June to 1 July 2022 to discuss gear marking technologies and trials from different countries and to finalize a manual for the marking of fishing gears that FAO has been developing. Gear marking has been recognized since the 1990s as a tool to contribute to sustainable fisheries, to improve the state of the marine environment, to assist the management of fisheries and to prevent and reduce negative impacts related to abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) and ghost fishing. It also contributes to improved safety at sea and assists in identifying illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) fishing activities. The marking of fishing gear is needed to ensure effective traceability to the owner and/or operator.

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