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MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE









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    Mediterranean coastal lagoons: sustainable management and interactions among aquaculture, capture fisheries and the environment 2015
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    The Mediterranean region hosts around 400 coastal lagoons, covering a surface of over 641 000 ha differing in both their typology and use. Fisheries and various forms of aquaculture have been traditionally carried out in Mediterranean coastal lagoons since ancient times and are part of the cultural heritage of the region. Traditional lagoon management linked to extensive aquaculture and fish harvesting has certainly contributed, over time, to preserve these peculiar ecosystems, although much of the coastal lagoon areas have progressively disappeared due to land reclamation and other uses. Recently, coastal lagoons have become a relevant environmental concern: land claiming, pollution and the lack of management, among other factors, have strongly modified both the structure and functioning of these sensitive coastal ecosystems. In particular, the management of traditional aquaculture and capture fisheries activities has been identified as the main instrument to maintain lagoons’ ecolog ical features and to prevent the degradation of their sensitive habitats, both from an environmental and socioeconomic point of view. To guarantee the sustainability of aquaculture and capture fisheries in lagoons, proper management plans should be established so as to ensure the preservation of both biodiversity and local knowledge. This should also be considered as a fundamental pillar for any programme aiming at the preservation and restoration of lagoons’ environment.
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    Factors of unsustainability and overexploitation in marine fisheries – Views from the southern Mediterranean, West Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean 2009
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    With financial support from the Government of Japan, an FAO project was initiated in 2001 to address issues related to factors of overexploitation and unsustainability in fisheries, as a way to improve the framework for the implementation of international fisheries instruments. Within the framework of this project, three international workshops were held in order to review the implementation of international fisheries instruments and to attain a worldwide overview of what factors contr ibute to unsustainability and overexploitation in fisheries. Further, in order to attain a regional perspective on such factors, particularly in relation to the specific issues or the constraints and opportunities facing developing countries, three regional workshops were held focusing on the southern Mediterranean, West Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. This document contains the reports of these regional workshops, including supporting technical documentation.
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    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department - List of publications and documents - 2007/2008/2009 / Département des pêches et de l'aquaculture de la FAO - Liste des publications et documents - 2007/2008/2009 / Departamento de Pesca y Acuicultura de la FAO - Lista de publicaciones y documentos - 2007/2008/2009 2009
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    This document contains the main publications produced by the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department during the intersessional period of the Committee on Fisheries.

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