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Report of the Regional Technical Workshop on Spatial Planning for Marine Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture

Doha, the State of Qatar, 24–28 October 2010











FAO/Regional Commission for Fisheries. Report of the Regional Technical Workshop on Spatial Planning for Marine Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture. Doha, the State of Qatar, 24–28 October 2010. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 961. Rome, FAO. 2011. 118p.


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