Sustainable aquaculture and aquatic resources management

The International Seafood Trade: Report of field-study investigations in the Philippines

Published: 16/1/2006 | 2658 views
The International Seafood Trade: Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods Among Poor Aquatic Resource Users in Asia (EC-PREP Project EP/R03/014)

The project is implemeneted by Poseidon Aquatic Resource Management Ltd (UK), the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and the STREAM Inititiative in partnership with stakeholders in the seafood and marine ornamental fish trade in Asia and Europe. The project is supported by the European Community's Poverty Reduction Effectiveness Programme (EC-PREP).

Report of field-study investigations in the Philippines

The study was implemented using trained national livelihoods specialists to undertake livelihoods analysis to identify stakeholders in the marine ornamental fish trade in the context of this study. The members of the Philippines study team were selected from the participants of the capacity-building BFAR-FAO-NACA-STREAM Workshop on Livelihoods Approaches and Analysis held last November 24-29, 2003. Using participatory tools and the livelihoods checklists developed by STREAM, and some guidance from a UK anthropology
team, the Philippine livelihoods team conducted livelihoods analyses of stakeholders in selected sites and mapped out the market chain and important players in the trade.

The International Seafood Trade: Report of field-study investigations in Indonesia

Published: 30/11/2005 | 2371 views
The International Seafood Trade: Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods Among Poor Aquatic Resource Users in Asia (EC-PREP Project EP/R03/014)

The project is implemeneted by Poseidon Aquatic Resource Management Ltd (UK), the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and the STREAM Inititiative in partnership with stakeholders in the seafood and marine ornamental fish trade in Asia and Europe. The project is supported by the European Community's Poverty Reduction Effectiveness Programme (EC-PREP).

Report of field-study investigations in Indonesia

Based on experiences in Vietnam and the Philippines, the following six-step process emerged from the market chain and livelihoods analysis, and was used as a guide in the design and implementation of the Indonesian case study:

Step 1: Stakeholder Identification
Step 2: Preparation for Stakeholder Investigation and Understanding
Step 3: Understanding of Stakeholders
Step 4: Livelihoods Analysis
Step 5: Market Chain Diagram Revision
Step 6: Feedback and Recommendations

The International Seafood Trade: Report of field-study investigations in Vietnam

Published: 30/11/2005 | 2412 views
The International Seafood Trade: Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods Among Poor Aquatic Resource Users in Asia (EC-PREP Project EP/R03/014)

The project is implemeneted by Poseidon Aquatic Resource Management Ltd (UK), the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and the STREAM Inititiative in partnership with stakeholders in the seafood and marine ornamental fish trade in Asia and Europe. The project is supported by the European Community's Poverty Reduction Effectiveness Programme (EC-PREP).

Report of field-study investigations in Vietnam

An introduction and history of the shrimp trade in Vietnam, markets and the involvement of rural stakeholders identified from livelihoods analysis.

The International Seafood Trade: Report with Pro-Poor Trade Research Findings & Recommendations

Published: 30/11/2005 | 2111 views
The International Seafood Trade: Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods Among Poor Aquatic Resource Users in Asia (EC-PREP Project EP/R03/014)

The project is implemeneted by Poseidon Aquatic Resource Management Ltd (UK), the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and the STREAM Inititiative in partnership with stakeholders in the seafood and marine ornamental fish trade in Asia and Europe. The project is supported by the European Community's Poverty Reduction Effectiveness Programme (EC-PREP).

Output 3 Synthesis Report with Pro-Poor Trade Research Findings and Policy Recommendations

A synthesis report that combines the key findings of the overview report and the field-based investigations, to draw together key research findings and policy recommendations.

Research Proposal: The International Seafood Trade Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods Among Poor

Published: 27/4/2004 | 3201 views
This proposal to EC-PREP directly addresses one priority area of EC development policy: trade and development; and indirectly two other EC priority areas: food security and sustainable rural development and institutional and capacity building. It investigates the complex trade and fisheries market relationships in developing countries in Asia, particularly relevant in the light of the possible entry of fisheries into the WTO process (following Doha). Fisheries products form a vital (although commonly hidden at the micro-level) component of the livelihoods of many millions in Asia (e.g. 40 million out of 60 million people living in the lower Mekong basin). Global trade in fisheries products is a multi-billion Euro trade involving developing countries that supply over 50% of world exports (compared to < 30% for agriculture). Trade between Asia and the EU in aquatic products is significant, yet the links between such trade, poverty alleviation and livelihoods of poor aquatic resource users are poorly documented and understood. There are a number of known problem areas: trade in some commodities - farmed shrimp as an example - has contributed to loss of natural assets and reduced livelihood options for poor people in some Asian countries; changes in market access are likely to have significant implications for poor producers; and costs of implementation of international fisheries agreements, such as WTO sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, and market-driven labelling schemes may reduce livelihood options through barriers for participation of poor people. Innovative policies, which support responsible capture fisheries and aquaculture with environmental and social sustainability, mediated through trade related mechanisms (such as producer, trader benchmarking and best practice certification schemes) may have a key role to play.

Background Paper on the International Seafood Trade and Poverty

Published: 18/3/2004 | 2362 views
The International Seafood Trade: Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods Among Poor Aquatic Resource Users in Asia (EC-Prep Project EP/R03/014).

The project is implemeneted by Poseidon Aquatic Resource Management Ltd (UK), the Network of Aquaculture centrers in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and the STREAM Inititiative in partnership with stakeholders in the seafood and marine ornamental fish trade in Asia and Europe. The project is supported by the European Community's Poverty Reduction Effectiveness Programme (EC-PREP).


Background Paper on the International Seafood Trade and Poverty.

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the international seafood trade and poverty, with special reference to the trade in some selected marine products between Asia and European Union. It represents Output 1 of the project and has a number of objectives which are reflected in the chapter headings and contents.

These are:

* To provide an overview of trade in marine products between Asia and the European Union, but especially of shrimp from Vietnam to the United Kingdom (UK) and the BeNeLux countries, and of marine ornamental species from Indonesia and the Philippines to the UK and France. Trade between these countries of these products is planned to be the main focus of the project and of case studies to be completed to identify pro-poor trade options.

* To map out seafood market supply chains for the countries and products under construction

* To provide better understanding of policy and institutional contexts relating to such trade, at global, regional and national levels, and implications for poverty reduction, and to bring together experiences on causality between trade, policies and poverty (reduction), and any empirical evidence of causality in the fisheries sector.

Some thoughts on international trade in aquaculture products and human development

Published: 11/12/2003 | 1902 views
Small-scale and subsistence fisheries, and aquaculture, play important roles in the livelihoods of many rural people throughout the region, although the significance is often hidden in national, regional and international statistics, and even rural development projects. In the lower Mekong basin, for example, the livelihoods of as many as 40 million people out of the 60 million people living in the basin are in some way connected or dependant on the Mekong rivers aquatic resources (directly in fishing, or foraging for a wide range of aquatic resources from lakes, ricefields, swamps and floodplains, but also indirectly in marketing, processing and other activities). With the fishery sector as an important sector for human development in Asia, an understanding of the array of stakeholders involved, and indeed ensuring their better participation in policy setting processes and trade discussions, is necessary to bring a more human development-oriented dimension to trade policy. This paper first appeared in Samudra.

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