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Information and communication technologies benefit fishing communities. Policies to support improved communications for development - SFLP









FAO. 2007. Information and communication technologies benefit fishing communities. Policies to support improved communications for development. New Directions in Fisheries. A Series of Policy Briefs on Development Issues. No. 07. Rome, FAO. 12p.


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