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Legislation Governing Shrimp Aquaculture: Legal Issues, National Experiences And Options








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    Non-thematic issue 2000
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    This edition of Unasylva, while not organized around a specific theme, reflects several issues implicit in and relevant to the nfp approach.
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    Report of the National Workshop on the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its practical application to coastal aquaculture development in Viet Nam 2004
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    The National Workshop on the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its Practical Application to Coastal Aquaculture Development in Viet Nam took place in Hué from 3 to 4 October 2003. The Workshop aimed to build awareness among national and provincial stakeholders about the need to develop and implement an Aquaculture Code of Conduct for Viet Nam. Coastal aquaculture in Viet Nam, particularly shrimp culture, has developed rapidly in recent years. Although shrimp farming has brought man y benefits to coastal communities, it is associated with high social and environmental risks.
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    Tropical shrimp fisheries and their impact on living resources 2001
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    As part of the development of the project “Reducing the impact of tropical shrimp trawling fisheries on living marine resources through the adoption of environmentally friendly techniques and practices”, mainly funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), thirteen countries in tropical regions carried out a detailed review of their shrimp fisheries and studies on the environmental impact of these activities. The findings were summarized in national reports. The national reports include : general description of the shrimp fishery (resources, fishing methods and vessel, fishing practice, effort data, shrimp catches and by-catches (including species and size composition and its utilization); regulations and management measures; research activities; impact of present exploitation and fishing practices on the shrimp and fish resources and on the bottom habitat; perception of the present situation by industry, the authorities and environmental organizations; social implications of a djusting fishing to more environmentally friendly practices; priority issues requiring actions to meet acceptable standards of environmentally friendly shrimp exploitation and, finally, a proposal for a relevant National Plan of Action.

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