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Report of the FAO and CITES Technical Workshop on Combating Illegal Sturgeon Fishing and Trade. Antalya, Turkey, 28–30 September 2009 / ????? ?? ??????????? ??????????? ??????? ??? ? ?????, ??????????? ?????? ? ??????????? ??????? ? ????????? ?????????? ??????. ???????, ??????, 28-30 ???????? 2009






FAO/CITES. Report of the FAO and CITES Technical Workshop on Combating Illegal Sturgeon Fishing and Trade. Antalya, Turkey, 28–30 September 2009. Project reports (not in a Series). No. 4. Antalya, Turkey, FAO. 2009. 42 pp.


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    Report of the Technical Workshop on Survey-based Abundance Estimation Methods and Application of Modern Methods of Stock Assessment and Total Allowable Catch (TAC) Determination for Sturgeon Fisheries in the Caspian Sea. Antalya, Turkey, 24–29 September 2009 / ????? ?? ??????????? ??????????? ??????? ?? ??????? ?????? ???????????, ?????????? ?? ??????? ?????? ? ?????????? ??????????? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ??????????? ??? ??? ?????????? ??????????? ? ?????????? ????. ???????, ??????, 24-29 ???????? 2009 2009
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    In response to a request from Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan for assistance with building capacity in managing the sturgeon fisheries of the Caspian Sea, FAO developed a project entitled “Capacity building for the recovery and management of the sturgeon fisheries of the Caspian Sea” (TCP/INT/3101). At the FAO and the World Bank Planning Workshop in April 2008 where the four countries included in the project, plus the fifth Caspian range state the Rus sian Federation, participated it was agreed: “that a workshop should be held under the TCP Project with the following objectives: (i) identify, develop and test changes to the current stock assessment methodologies; and (ii) identify any support needed from development partners”. Such a workshop would further allow the countries to comply with a request from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Animals Committee. In response to the above recommendation, FAO and CITES organized the Technical Workshop on Stock Assessment and Total Allowable Catch (TAC) Methodologies in Rome from 11 to 13 November 2008. That Workshop was attended by four of the Caspian countries, while Islamic Republic of Iran unfortunately was unable to attend.
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    Report of the FAO/WB/UNDP/GEF/FCK Regional Training Workshop on Sturgeon Hatchery Practices and Management - Atyrau, Kazakhstan, 14–19 April 2009 2010
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    In recent years, the Governments of the Caspian Sea littoral States have indicated in various occasions in recent years that sturgeon rehabilitation and management in the Caspian Sea is a priority issue for them. A number of national and international activities are carried out to support recovery of sturgeon stocks in the Caspian Sea. Examples of these activities include amongst others: • Studies, stakeholder consultations and workshops organized by the multi-donor Caspian Environment Programme (CEP) funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the European Union (EU). • The new regional United Nations Development Programme–Global Environment Facility (UNDP–GEF) project “The Caspian Sea: Restoring Depleted Fisheries and Consolidation of a Permanent Regional Environmental Governance Framework” (Cas pEco), due to become effective in early 2009. • Capacity building activities in fisheries management by the World Bank Trust Fund for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (TFESSD). • Training activities by the UNDP-GEF project “Integrated Conservation of Priority Globally Significant Migratory Bird Wetlands Habitat: a Demonstration on Three Sites”. • Workshops organized under the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) project “Capacity building for the recovery and management of the sturgeon fisheries of the Caspian Sea (GCP/INT/3101). The Caspian Fisheries Technical Workshop, jointly organized by the above mentioned FAO TCP project and the World Bank, and held in Rome, Italy, from 28 to 30 April 2008, indicated an urgent need for training in sturgeon hatchery operations. Similarly, the 2008 work programme of UNDP-GEF project “Integrated Conservation of Priority Globally Significant Migratory Bird Wetlands Habitat: a Demonstration on Three Sites” listed among its activities the conducting of training workshops on development of alternative livelihoods and business, including the organization of training workshops on fish farming. In order not to duplicate activities, but reinforce each others strengths instead, the UNDP-GEF project, FAO and the World Bank have teamed-up with the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan to provide high quality, targeted training to hatchery sta ff from the Caspian Sea littoral countries.
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    Report of the FAO Workshop to review the application of CITES criterion Annex 2 a B to commercially-exploited aquatic species. Rome, 19-21 April 2011. 2011
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    The FAO Workshop to review the application of CITES criterion Annex 2 a B to commercially-exploited aquatic species was held in Rome from 19 to 21 April 2011. It was attended by eight independent experts and five FAO Officers. The Workshop was convened by FAO in response to a request by the 15th Conference of the Parties in 2010 to prepare a report that summarized the experience in applying the CITES Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP15) Annex 2 a B criterion and the introductory text to Annex 2 a to some or all the commercially-exploited proposed for inclusion on Appendix II at the 13th, 14th and 15th meetings of the Conference of the Parties, highlighting any technical difficulties or ambiguous issues encountered. The Workshop analysed the approaches used by the FAO Expert Advisory Panel in applying the criteria described in both paragraphs (A and B) of Annex 2 a. The Workshop noted that the biological information provided by proposals to list commercially exploite d aquatic species under CITES Appendix II was usually adequate. While the quantitative indicators provided by the proponents were mostly reliable, not all of them were used appropriately in the proposals (e.g. landings used as proxy for abundance). The Workshop also considered instances where the FAO Expert Advisory Panel was able to access additional information not included in the proposals and examples of data-poor species for which the FAO Expert Advisory Panel made flexible use of qualitative indicators. In conclusion, the FAO view that for both paragraphs of Annex 2 a the definitions, explanations and guidelines in Annex 5 of the Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP15) apply was endorsed by the Workshop. In addition, the Workshop recommended that the distinction made by the CITES Secretariat between the terms ¿decline¿ and ¿reduce¿ be clarified, in particular whether some other measure of decline is intended to apply to Annex 2 a B compared to Annex 2 a A. Furt hermore the Workshop observed that the FAO Expert Advisory Panel considered CITES Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP15) as a whole to provide adequate guidance for the determination, in a precautionary manner, of whether a species is at risk in the future as a result of international demand for trade.

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