Summary proceedings of a four-day workshop held on 4-7 June 1996, Accra, Ghana. Includes presentations, discussions and recommendations on developing techniques for characterizing tilapia genetic resources and utilizing genetic data in Ghana. Also tackles tilapia biodiversity, genetic resource conservation, research and training needs, development of proposals for funding and improvement of institutional partnerships.
The symposium provided new views and insights, and the open discussion at the end settled on four principal directions for future action: to investigate in depth the economic contributions of all segments of fishing communities; to put human dimensions into all formal fisheries regulations, policies and plans; to bring genderconsiderations into the mainstream of all fisheries activities, from fishing to the organization of research; and to support these actions by strengthening the basis of gender and fisheries research.
The International law of the sea is undergoing significant changes affecting the use and enjoyment of marine fishery resources. The effects of these changes, however, are quite dissimilar among the different regions of the world, because of the wide disparity in the characteristics and geography of the coastal states and the fishery resources. The only common element that all regions share is the necessity for improvements in systems for the management of the resources and the distribution of the resource benefits.
The Chambo (Oreochromis karongae, O. squamipinnis and O. lidole) fisheries are essential to the food security of the majority of Malawians and a lifeline for rural and urban economies. The chambo fisheries, however, have collapsed and urgent restoration is required. Successful restoration of the important chambo fisheries demands a careful analysis of the problem and formulation of a strategic plan to implement relevant activities that will result in effective interventions in the fisheries.
The CBFM international conference held on 6th and 7th March 2007 in Dhaka, Bangladesh brought together policy makers, scientists and development practioners from all over the world to share experiences in co-mangement of complex wetland environments. This booklet includes abstracts of papers presented at the conference.
The purpose of this project has been to address the issue of decreased catch rates and declining income per unit of fishing effort in Jamaica's artisanal fisheries. This is an issue that is not unique to Jamaica. It is faced by fishers in most of the countries surrounding the Caribbean. The absence of any significant fisheries management, combined with excessive population densities and a lack of employment opportunities, has led to increasing fishing effort in Caribbean coastal fisheries, resulting in recruitment and growth overfishing.
Both the Cambodian and the wider Mekong inland fisheries are exceptionally important by global standards, withCambodian fisheries the most intensive worldwide in terms of catch per person. The aquatic resources are crucial to the income, livelihoods, and to the subsistence of the population. This study provides an overview of the current situation of inland fisheries in the Cambodian Mekong delta regions.
It contains tables and a selected verbatim set of the paragraphs and sub paragraphs of the recent Plan of Implementation of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 26 August-4 September 2002. The selected paragraphs and sub-paragarphs are those most relevant to the sustainable use, management and conservation of fish and other living aquatic resources.