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Fish Aggregating Devices Information Sources- BOBP/INF/02








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    Women and Rural Development in the Bay Of Bengal Region: Information Sources-BOBP/INF/01 1982
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    As part of its work in the planning of activities for the development of fishing families in the Bay of Bengal region, the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP) attempted to gather information on organisation/programmes concerned with women and rural development with particular reference to women in fishing communities. This document is an outcome of that effort. It does not claim to be a complete or comprehensive listing of information sources on the subject. It is an information document and has not been cleared by the FAO or by BOBP-member governments. There are two sets of information in the document. Part A lists organisations and programmes concerned with women and development. Part B lists the publications on the subject. As asterisk against an entry denotes its availability in the BOBP library.
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    Anchored fish aggregating devices for artisanal fisheries in Southeast Asia: benefits and risks
    Benefits and risks
    2012
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    For centuries fishers have known that fish are attracted to and congregate around naturally occurring floating objects. They have also learned that by placing their own floating objects in the sea that fish would aggregate around them making catching easier. These man-made objects are called Fish Aggregating Devices or FADs and they can be either drifting or anchored. Since FADs can improve fish catches, governments and national fisheries agencies in the Asia region are examining the merits of u sing anchored FAD programmes. Their policy objectives are typically improved food security through better availability of localized aquatic animal protein, increasing the reliability of income from fishing for artisanal fishers and the creation of employment in coastal areas through fish and aquatic product trading and processing. In the last decade or so, FADs for both artisanal and commercial/industrial fisheries have proliferated in Asia and the Pacific region. In some areas this has caused c oncern about the potential negative impacts on fisheries and the marine environment. This has led environmental and conservation groups to lobby for FAD-free caught tuna, particularly in industrial type tuna fisheries. This book highlights the potential benefits of well co-managed anchored FAD programmes, which can contribute to overall food security. It covers the planning and background research requirements and emphasizes the importance and need for holistic and inclusive community consultati on and monitoring processes and the development of enabling policies. The book also covers the environmental concerns and possible negative ecosystem impacts of unplanned and poorly managed programmes, which inevitably lead to unsustainable resource exploitation and financial and economic losses.
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    Review Of Experiences With And Present Knowledge About Fish Aggregating Devices - BOBP/WP/23 1983
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    A review of experiences worldwide and of present knowledge about fish aggregating devices (FADs) was carried out by the BOBP during 1981. Nearly 150 institutions and experts were requested to contribute. This paper draws on these replies as also on other published material. The paper describes a spectrum of FADs ranging from very simple and cheap traditional applications for nearshore waters to modern, highly sophisticated and expensive products for off-shore aggregation of tunas and tuna-l ike fishes. Some of the experimental designs described here are worth considering for indicative fishing trials. The preparation of this paper is an activity of the Bay of Bengal Programme for Small-Scale Fisheries Development, referred to in brief as BOBP. The BOBP is funded by the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and executed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Countries bordering the Ba y of Bengal are members of the Programme. Its main aims are to develop, demonstrate and promote methodologies to improve the conditions of smallscale fisherfolk and to assess and monitor fishery resources.

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