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Strategy and Outline Plan for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Aquaculture. / Stratégie et plan visant à améliorer l’information sur la situation et les tendances de l’aquaculture. / Estrategia y plan para mejorar la información sobre la situación y las tendencias de la acuicultura.









FAO. Strategy and Outline Plan for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Aquaculture. Stratégie et plan visant à améliorer l’information sur la situation et les tendances de l’aquaculture. Estrategia y plan para mejorar la información sobre la situación y las tendencias de la acuicultura. Rome/Roma, FAO. 2008. 73p.


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    Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries / Stratégie visant à améliorer l'information sur la situation et les tendances des pêches de capture / Estrategia para majorar la información sobre la situación y las tendancias de la pesca de captura 2003
    Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries is a voluntary instrument that applies to all states and entities. Its overall objective is to provide a framework, strategy and plan for the improvement of knowledge and understanding of fishery status and trends as a basis for fisheries policy-making and management for the conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources within ecosystems. Required actions are specified which fall under nine major areas, with a p rimary emphasis on the need for capacity building in developing countries.
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    Technical Consultation on Improving Information on the Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries / Consultation technique sur l'amélioration de l'information concernant la situation et les tendances des pêches de capture / Consulta técnica sobre la introducción de las mejoras en la información acerca de la situación y las tendencias de la pesca de captura 2002
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    The Technical Consultation on Improving Information on the Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries (Rome, Italy, 25-28 March 2002) considered the issue in terms of general perspectives, the required actions and mechanisms for promotion and implementation, the nature of the instrument to be used and consideration of a proposal for a Strategy. The Technical Consultation expressed the view that the issue of improving information on the status and trends of capture fisheries should have a high priori ty with regard to implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. It agreed that a Strategy is an appropriate instrument to address the issue because it is a document that sets forth objectives, policies, programmes, actions and decisions that define who will do what and why. It felt that a Strategy could be used as a foundation for various policy instruments, and that it clearly establishes an ongoing commitment at national, regional and global levels. The Technical Consultatio n approved a draft Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries and requested that this report and the draft Strategy be presented to the Twenty-fifth Session of the Committee on Fisheries. It also recognized that it would be necessary for FAO and FAO Members to elaborate programmes to implement the Strategy and suggested that COFI identify approaches to ensure the effective implementation of this Strategy.
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    Regional Review on Status and Trends in Aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa - 2010 / Revue régionale sur la situation et les tendances dans l’aquaculture en Afrique subsaharienne - 2010. 2011
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    FAO regularly conducts global and regional reviews of aquaculture status and trends, most recently during 2008 and 2009. The present regional review and synthesis for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) provides an overview of major issues and trends in the aquaculture sector over the past few years. The regional review reflects development in 42 of the 55 countries in SSA for which production was reported to FAO in 2008. The production volume and value data have been derived from the latest FAO FISHSTAT Plus database for 2009. Between 1998 and 2008, there has been a five-fold increase in production from 42 587 to 238 877 tonnes. The greatest catalyst for increased production has been the emergence and intensification of private sector-led small- and medium-size enterprises and the expansion of large commercial ventures stimulated in some cases by growing public support and the inflow of foreign capital and expertise. In addition, the implementation of the FAO Special Programm e for Aquaculture Development in Africa (SPADA), as well as the introduction of new production systems, for example cages and tanks previously untried or unproven in SSA, accompanied by the refinement of existing production systems have contributed to this development. The bulk of the production (95 percent) is from fresh-water, predominantly of the indigenous and ubiquitous species of tilapia and the African catfishes. The regional review indicates that there are opportunities for i ntegrating aquaculture with other activities, for enhancing exports of high value species and for strengthening institutional capacity building. There is a need for research, technology development and investment to improve sustainability of existing farming systems. There is significant scope for improved human resources development, for better collaboration among farmers, and between science and practice and for international collaboration, within the region and with institutions and organizations outside the region. The draft version of this Circular was presented at the Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010 at Phuket, Bangkok, and the present document has benefited from inputs from different sources during the Conference.

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