Sustainable aquaculture and aquatic resources management

Public Sector Regulatory Systems for Ecosystems Based Management of Aquaculture - a GAP Analysis Tool

Author(s): Perera, R.P. | Published: 4/9/2013 | 2464 views

This document presents a tool, in the form of an audit table that can be used to broadly screen and identify gaps in the management systems of government agencies responsible for regulating aquaculture. These gaps, once identified, can be a first step toward building regulatory frameworks that can better deliver on jurisdictional ecologically sustainable development (ESD) and ecosystems approach to aquaculture (EAA) objectives. The end product of an assessment is a report for consideration by decision makers that lists the identified systems deficiencies and recommends aspects of aquaculture regulatory systems that should be developed, improved or subject to closer investigation. The audit tool is intended for self-assessment by interested government jurisdictions and should ideally be conducted by a small team comprising individuals with relevant expertise taken from within government agencies, external consultants or a combination thereof.

Phuket Consensus: A re-affirmation of commitment to the Bangkok Declaration

Published: 24/9/2010 | 1390 views

The Phuket Consensus is a declaration on aquaculture development endorsed by participants of the Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010, held in Phuket, Thailand, 22-25 September.

The consensus builds on the Bangkok Declaration, which was formulated at the International Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millennium, held in Bangkok, 20-25 February 2000.
The consensus and declaration provide strategic guidance on sustainable development of aquaculture considering social, environmental, technical and economic issues.

Guidelines on Aquaculture Society Certification

Published: 14/3/2011 | 2357 views
These guidelines are the key output of the MPEDA/NaCSA/NACA collaborative project on the certification of aquaculture societies.

Draft guidelines developed by the project partners were discussed at the inception meeting on aquacutlure society certifiction held at Kakinada during 1-2 September 2009. The meeting was attended by leaders of the aquaculture societies, representatives of certifying bodies and institutions.

As per the recommendations of the inception meeting, pilot testing of group certification was carried out during January to September 2010 in three societies and the draft guidelines were revised in October 2010, considering the lessons learnt from the pilot testing.

The guidelines developed are independent of commodity and certification standards. The guidelines prepare and enable aquaculture societies to seek group certification from independent third party certification programmes.

FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

Published: 9/10/2006 | 2158 views
Fisheries (which includes the management, catching, processing, marketing of fish stocks) and aquaculture (the farming of fish) provide an important source of food, employment, income and recreation for people throughout the world. Millions of people depend upon fish for their livelihoods. If there is to be enough fish for future generations, everyone involved in fishing must help conserve and manage the world?s fisheries so that these activities continue to make this important contribution to sustainable development. The Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries sets out principles and international standards of behaviour for responsible practices that promote effective conservation, management and development of living aquatic resources.

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