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File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Kenya by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:46 PM
Kenya’s fisheries sector includes industrial and small-scale fishers, and produces fresh and processed fish for domestic and export markets. Yet, fisheries have experienced declines in both diversity and productivity due to poor management, and currently make a limited contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Improved fisheries management and policies could increase the sector’s contributions to Kenya’s economy and food security.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Tanzania by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:57 PM
Fisheries are important to Tanzania’s economy, providing income, export revenues, and about 4 million jobs (about 35% of rural employment). Fish are also important to nutrition, providing about 22% of animal protein in the diet. Tanzania primarily produces wild fish in Lake Victoria – the world’s second-largest freshwater lake – and along its coast. Yet, due in part to harmful fishing practices, the sector’s growth is declining. There is an urgent need for management strategies that increase the sustainable use and natural productivity of Tanzania’s fisheries.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.3: Agriculture and Livestock by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 07:34 PM
Chapter 4.3 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity and conservation with agriculture and livestock. Agriculture has a tremendous impact on biodiversity, both directly through land conversion and indirectly through ecosystem effect. Agriculture also includes the use of wild foods, such as fisheries. Chapter Four contains sections that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors, including agriculture and livestock.
File Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 19, 2015 05:36 PM
The purpose of these Voluntary Guidelines is to serve as a reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.
File Leadership for Fisheries Management Course by Radha Arunkumar — last modified Jun 11, 2015 12:25 AM
A three week intensive course for people working toward management of more sustainable fishery resources and communities.A complete description is attached
File Pemba Bay, Mozambique: Global Fish Alliance by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 03, 2014 10:32 PM
From April 27, 2011 through May 6, 2011 the Global FISH Alliance sent a team to Mozambique to map the context of the Pemba Bay fisheries and form a Working Group tasked with planning for a three day Whole‐ System‐in‐the‐Room (WSR) retreat. The purpose of this retreat is to gather key stakeholders working on issues related to fisheries development in Pemba Bay, enhance inter‐sector communications, and create collaborative work plans focused on creating a sustainable fishery and healthier eco‐system for Pemba Bay.
File Technical Symposium II Report: Spiny Lobster Fishery in Honduras by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 03, 2014 10:38 PM
The Global FISH Alliance through the Spiny Lobster Initiative in Honduras hosted the second spiny lobster symposium "Strengthening the lobster fishery through better management, governance, and administration for a healthier environment” on June 1-3, 2011 in La Ceiba, Honduras.
File The World Bank: Investing in Fisheries and Aquaculture by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
There are tremendous opportunities in the restoration of ecosystems, fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries, Good governance of inland and ocean resources will enhance food security, nutrition, climate change mitigation, biodiversity and community resilience.
File Management Effectiveness of the World's Marine Fisheries by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:09 AM
Global fisheries are in crisis: marine fisheries provide 15% of the animal protein consumed by humans, yet 80% of the world's fish stocks are either fully exploited, overexploited or have collapsed. Several international initiatives have sought to improve the management of marine fisheries, hoping to reduce the deleterious ecological and socioeconomic consequence of the crisis. Unfortunately, the extent to which countries are improving their management and whether such intervention ensures the sustainability of the fisheries remain unknown. Here, we surveyed 1,188 fisheries experts from every coastal country in the world for information about the effectiveness with which fisheries are being managed, and related those results to an index of the probable sustainability of reported catches. We show that the management of fisheries worldwide is lagging far behind international guidelines recommended to minimize the effects of overexploitation. Only a handful of countries have a robust scientific basis for management recommendations, and transparent and participatory processes to convert those recommendations into policy while also ensuring compliance with regulations. Our study also shows that the conversion of scientific advice into policy, through a participatory and transparent process, is at the core of achieving fisheries sustainability, regardless of other attributes of the fisheries. These results illustrate the benefits of participatory, transparent, and science-based management while highlighting the great vulnerability of the world's fisheries services. The data for each country can be viewed at​ishery_assessment.
File Gutierrez et al. 2007 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jun 11, 2015 12:25 AM
Anchovy (Engraulis ringens) and sardine (Sardinops sagax) spatial dynamics and aggregation patterns in the Humboldt Current ecosystem, Peru, from 1983–2003
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