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Code of practice for fish and fishery products

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    internationally recognized best practices for safe and wholesome food, the BIPM promotes the recommendations of the Codex Alimentarius Commission and the UN FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. The guide provides countries and regional trade organizations such as COMESA, SADC, IGAD and EAC with information to strengthen policy, procedures and practices and promote more free and fair regional trade in fish and fishery products. Available in both French and English, it is intended for fi sheries inspectors working at border posts, as well as for anyone else involved in fish, food and trade such as environmental health departments, extension workers, local authorities and the private sector. For the latter, the guide helps understand what is expected when trading fish across national borders. The guide has been informed by international food safety standards and aspects of MCS, which is traditionally a fisheries resource management tool, but has been adapted to the trade arena.
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    Technical guidance for the development of the growing area aspects of Bivalve Mollusc Sanitation Programmes
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    International trade has been the main driving factor for the rapid growth of the bivalve mollusc production industry during the last six decades, growing from nearly one million tonnes in 1950 to 16.1 million tonnes in 2015. In recognition of the extensive trade of this commodity, the Codex Alimentarius Commission has developed a Standard for Live and Raw Bivalve Molluscs as well as guidance in the Codex Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products on the steps needed to be taken at all stages of the food chain in order to produce a product that meets the Codex Standard. However, to facilitate implementation of the Codex guidance, countries identified the need for more information on how to implement Codex guidance in their specific context and specifically how to establish and monitor a bivalve mollusc growing area. This FAO/WHO Technical Guidance for the Development of the Growing Area Aspects of Bivalve Mollusc Sanitation Programmes aims to address that need. The focus of the guidance is the primary production of molluscs for consumption as live or raw bivalves and in particular how to manage microbiological hazards at this stage. Acknowledging that managing chemical hazards, toxin phytoplankton, and biotoxins also presents big challenges, reference has also been provided to relevant Codex standards and other international guidance. The guidance was developed from a technical and scientific perspective and using a risk-based approach. It has been driven by the intent and experience of existing programmes, rather than the details of these programmes, and in line with the requirements of the Codex Code of Practice. The guidance is primarily aimed at the authorities responsible for the development, implementation, and application of a bivalve mollusc sanitation programme, while highlighting the collaboration and agreements required between different partners including local authorities, regulatory agencies, and laboratories to implement such a programme.
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    FAO yearbook. Fishery Statistics: Commodities, 2001 / FAO annuaire. Statistiques des pêches: Produits, 2001 / FAO anuario. Estadisticas de pesca: Productos, 2001 2003
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    The FAO Yearbook of fishery statistics: Commodities is a compilation of annual statistical data on production and foreign trade of fishery commodities for all countries and territories of the world. The Yearbook includes data series on production of processed and preserved fishery products in terms of quantity and on imports and exports of fishery products in terms of quantity and value. It also gives statistics of apparent consumption of fish and fishery products, the value and disposition of w orld fishery production and direction of trade for selected countries. Statistical information in the Yearbook is based primarily on data provided by the countries through questionnaires or official publications. In the absence of official data, FAO makes estimates based on the best information available.

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