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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
File Proceedings of the International Workshop: Responding to HIV and AIDS in the Fishery Sector in Africa by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Proceedings of the workshop in Lusaka, Zambia. 21-22 February 2006
File HIV/AIDS in the Fisheries Sector in Africa by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
This policy brief provides information on the scale of HIV/AIDS in the fisheries sector in Africa, the reasons why prevalence is so high and how this affects fishing communities. Access to health services and antiretroviral therapy is then briefly reviewed, as are some of the limited experiences directly targeting HIV/AIDS programmes to fishing communities. The concluding discussion highlights areas where more work is needed on policy development, action and further research. 2005
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