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  1. Title

    Farming the waters for people and food, Phuket Consensus

    Description
    This report (in 26 parts) contains the papers presented at the Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010 which provide technical information on how aquaculture could be mobilized to alleviate global poverty and to improve food and nutrition security in the coming decades. This part contains the Phuket Consensus adopted at this conference, a document which reaffirms commitment to implementing the Bangkok Declaration and Strategy adopted in 2000.
    Author
    Rohana P. Subasinghe; J. Richard Arthur; Devin M. Bartley; Sena S. De Silva; Matthias Halwart; Nathanael Hishamunda; C. V. Mohan; Patrick Sorgeloos (editors)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2734e/index.html
  2. Title

    Feasibility assessment on small-scale integrated system of aquaculture, animal husbandry and biogas in coastal communities in Quang Tri province

    Description
    This report evaluates and analyses the current status and potential of small-scale integrated farming systems in coastal areas of Quang Tri Province under the Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme (RFLP).
    Author
    Trinh Quang Tu
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-ar292e.pdf
  3. Title

    Fish fights over fish rights: managing exit from the fisheries and security implications in Southeast Asia: Philippine case study on conflict arising from zoning of municipal waters

    Description
    This paper presents three case studies of fishing sites in the Visayan Sea in the Philippines which examines the types and causes of conflicts that have arisen over the municipal zoning regulations and how stakeholders are responding to the conflicts. It also includes a summary of the three case studies.
    Author
    Isa M. Siason; Alice Joan G. Ferrer; Harold M. Monteclaro; Liberty N. Espectato; Michelle B. Tumilba; Evita P. Cainglet; Jose A. Go; Ofelia T. Pacete; Kristina Camit
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_2551.pdf
  4. Title

    Fisheries and aquaculture can provide solutions to cope with climate change

    Description
    This report investigates the ways that the fisheries and aquaculture sector can adapt to the threat of climate change. It discusses the global vulnerability of fisheries systems to climate change, its impacts on people, understanding, reducing and coping with vulnerability, building the capacity to adapt and respond and adapting technologies. This report was published by The WorldFish Center in 2009.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_904.pdf
  5. Title

    Fisheries and aquaculture in a changing climate

    Description
    This document summarises the key issues relating to climate change and its impacts on fisheries and aquaculture, particularly in relation to the opportunities for adaptation and mitigation. This policy brief was developed at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen in 2009.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_2400.pdf
  6. Title

    Fisheries management: managing fishing capacity

    Description
    This report provides guidance on developing national and regional plans of action for capacity management in fisheries, encouraging countries to align fishing capacity with the sustainable use of their fish stocks. It provides information on the effects of different management programmes on capacity and outlines the key concepts and techniques involved in monitoring, measuring and assessing capacity. This report was published by the FAO in 2008.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/011/i0318e/i0318e.pdf
  7. Title

    Fisheries management: marine protected areas and fisheries

    Description
    This document provides guidance on the use of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the context of fisheries. It discusses the definition and context of MPAs and provides background information on fisheries management, the ecosystem approach to fisheries and MPAs as a tool for fisheries management, including socio-economic and biological impacts. It also considers the planning and implementing of MPAs including the institutional, legal and policy context, the planning process and actual implementation considerations.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2090e/index.html
  8. Title

    Fishing with beach seines

    Description
    This paper provides a global overview of beach seine fisheries (including a field study from India) and identifies key issues related to the responsible use of beach seines and the sustainable livelihoods of beach seine fishers.
    Author
    Uwe Tietze; Robert Lee; Susana Siar; Thomas Moth-Poulson; Hans E. Bage (editors)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2117e/index.html
  9. Title

    Guidelines for national waste management strategies

    Description
    In the context of waste management, this report examines sustainable development, waste streams and their management, governance and future challenges, considerations in developing a national waste management strategy and guidance on developing, implementing, reviewing and updating a national waste management strategy. This report was published by UNEP in 2013.
    Author
    Mark Hyman
    Publisher
    United Nations Environment Programme
    http://www.unep.org/ietc/OurWork/WasteManagement/NationalWasteManagementStrategies/tabid/104470/Default.aspx
  10. Title

    Guidelines for the fisheries and aquaculture sector on damage and needs assessments in emergencies

    Description
    This report provides guidance for assessing the relief and rehabilitation needs of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in post-disaster situations. It discusses the different types of potential disaster situations and the particular issues affecting fisheries and aquaculture following disasters, it outlines some of the key factors that need to be considered when undertaking a post-disaster assessment, it describes the key types of disaster needs assessment and the stages of the process and it presents detailed technical guidelines in the annexes for disaster effects on policies and management, assessment of capture fisheries, damage to fisheries landing sites, aquaculture post-disaster, the post-harvest sector and the state of the environment in relation to disasters. This report was published by the FAO in 2013.
    Author
    David Brown; Florence Poulain (editors)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/i3433e/i3433e.pdf
  11. Title

    Guidelines on the use of market-based instruments to address the problem of marine litter

    Description
    This report studies the availability, use and potential of economic tools and strategies (such as taxes, charges, fees, fines, penalties, liability and compensation schemes, subsidies and incentives) that encourage a change in behaviour that will address the problems with marine litter, solid waste and debris polluting ports, bays and coastal waters.
    Publisher
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    http://www.unep.org/regionalseas/marinelitter/publications/docs/Economic_Instruments_and_Marine_Litter.pdf
  12. Title

    Hidden assets: biodiversity below-surface

    Description
    This brief report highlights the importance of species that live below the surface of the soil and the sediments of freshwater and marine ecosystems and advises that this below-surface ecosystem should be considered in management and policy decisions. It outlines the ecosystem services provided by below-surface biodiversity, global threats to soils and sediments and how to ensure sustainability of soil and sediment biodiversity. This report was published in 2007.
    Author
    D. H. Wall; V. Behan-Pelletier; A. P. Covich; P. Snelgrove
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001539/153945e.pdf
  13. Title

    Human alteration of the nitrogen cycle: threats, benefits and opportunities

    Description
    This brief report examines the human contribution to the global nitrogen cycle through agriculture and fossil fuel use and the consequences of these changes to the nitrogen cycle, to the environment and to human health. It also recommends ways to manage the negative effects of the changes. This report was published in 2007.
    Author
    J. Galloway; J. Erisman; A. Townsend; E. Davidson; M. Bekunda; Z. Cai; J. Freney; L. Martinelli; S. Seitzinger; M. Sutton
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001509/150916e.pdf
  14. Title

    Impact of sea level rise on developing countries: a comparative analysis

    Description
    In this study, Geographic Information System (GIS) software was used to overlay spatially-disaggregated global data on critical impact elements (land, population, agriculture, urban extent, wetlands, and GDP) with the inundation zones projected for 1-5m sea level rise (SLR). The report presents the potential consequences of continuing sea level rise for 84 developing countries including Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, China, Bangladesh and India. It is World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4136, and was published in February 2007
    Author
    Susmita Dasgupta; Benoit Laplante; Craig Meisner; David Wheeler; Jianping Yan
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7174
  15. Title

    Improving management and governance of fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region

    Description
    This report presents a summary of some of the key challenges facing fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region and examines six key themes for improving the sector in the region: a regional overview of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia, regional initiatives promoting improved assessments, country experiences improving fisheries management, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, country experiences improving aquaculture management and priorities and capacity building. This report was published by the FAO in 2012.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/017/i3142e/i3142e00.htm
  16. Title

    Improving productivity and environmental performance of aquaculture

    Description
    This report explores the potential role of aquaculture in meeting global fish demand in 2050, examines scenarios of aquaculture's growth and environmental impacts and provides recommendations for how to sustainably grow aquaculture production.
    Author
    Richard Waite; Malcolm Beveridge; Randall Brummett; Sarah Castine; Nuttapon Chaiyawannakarn; Sadasivam Kaushik; Rattanawan Mungkung; Supawat Nawapakpilai; Michael Phillips
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/improving-aquaculture
  17. Title

    India marine fisheries: issues, opportunities and transitions for sustainable development

    Description
    This report appraises the general structure, conduct and performance of the marine fisheries sub-sector in India, identifies the main constraints in this sector that are impacting biological sustainability and economically healthy fisheries and draws on national and international experiences to recommend alternative policy approaches and strategies to address these issues. This report was published by WorldBank in 2010.
    Publisher
    The World Bank
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/3002
  18. Title

    Livelihood and micro-enterprise development opportunities for women in coastal fishing communities in India: case studies of Orissa and Maharashtra

    Description
    This study highlights the poverty present in fishing communities in Orissa and Maharashtra in India, made even more severe by the widespread absence of rural infrastructure and services, within the context of increases in fishing effort and cost of fishing and diversification of livelihoods of fisherfolk. It recommends active promotion of self-help groups and cooperatives among women in coastal fishing communities and linking these associations with financial institutions to provide access to investment and working capital.
    Author
    U. Tietze; S. Siar; Suchitra M. Upare; M. A. Upare
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a1164e/a1164e00.htm
  19. Title

    Mapping of Sabah Islands using airborne hyperspectrometer

    Description
    This article describes a study which aimed to examine the current capabilities of airborne hyperspectral remote sensing to map and monitor the islands in Sabah, Malaysia, and observe the status of their coastal waters and reef environment. The aim was to develop a monitoring system for island and coral reef database ecosystems to benefit fishing, recreational activities and tourism. The article was published in the Journal of Geography and Geology Vol. 1, No. 1; May 2009.
    Author
    Hj Kamaruzaman Jusoff
    Publisher
    Canadian Center of Science and Education
    http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jgg/article/view/1813
  20. Title

    Marine protected areas: country case studies on policy, governance and institutional issues - Brazil, India, Palau, Senegal

    Description
    This report contains case studies of the policy, governance and institutional issues of marine protected areas (MPAs) in four countries including India. The India case study discusses the country's current fisheries and spatial management, the design and management status and governance of their MPAs for fisheries and conservation, the socio-economic and ecological considerations and impacts of MPAs, the coordinated approaches to MPAs for fisheries management and conservation and future directions for ocean resource management in that country.
    Author
    Jessica S. Sanders; Dominique Greboval; Antonia Hjort
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2191e/index.html
  21. Title

    Marine protected areas: country case studies on policy, governance and institutional issues - Japan, Mauritania, Philippines, Samoa

    Description
    This report contains case studies of the policy, governance and institutional issues of marine protected areas (MPAs) in four countries including the Philippines. The Philippines case study discusses the country's current fisheries and spatial management, the design and management status and governance of their MPAs for fisheries and conservation, the socio-economic and ecological considerations and impacts of MPAs, the coordinated approaches to MPAs for fisheries management and conservation and future directions for ocean resource management in that country. This report was published by the FAO in 2013.
    Author
    Jessica S. Sanders; Dominique Greboval; Antonia Hjort
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3212e/i3212e00.htm
  22. Title

    Mitigating climate change through restoration and management of coastal wetlands and near-shore marine ecosystems

    Description
    This report describes the important role that coastal wetland and near-shore marine ecosystems can play in mitigating the effects of climate change. It introduces the characteristics and dynamics of these ecosystems and then goes on to make a number of recommendations for climate change mitigation activities in these areas. This report was published by the World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Stephen Crooks; Dorothée Herr; Jerker Tamelander; Dan Laffoley; Justin Vandever
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18318
  23. Title

    Operationalizing fisheries co-management: lessons learned from lagoon fisheries co-management in Thua Thien Hue Province, Viet Nam

    Description
    This report provides an overview of the Tam Giang-Cau Hai Lagoon in Vietnam and describes the five stages of the Integrated Management of Lagoon Activities in Thua Thien Hue Province Project (IMOLA).
    Author
    Baku Takahashi; Arie Pieter van Duijn
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i2619e/i2619e00.htm
  24. Title

    Policy and governance in aquaculture: lessons learned and way forward

    Description
    This report advocates the importance of effective governance to the sustainable development of modern aquaculture. It introduces the concept of aquaculture governance, reviews the importance and trends in aquaculture governance, describes the governance pyramid, examines some potential strategies for aquaculture development and their governance and examines some potential future governance challenges. This report was published by the FAO in 2014.
    Author
    Nathanael Hishamunda; Neil Ridler; Elisabetta Martone
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/i3156e/i3156e.pdf
  25. Title

    Pollution in the open oceans: a review of assessments and related studies

    Description
    This report reviews the global marine research that has been carried out which assesses the pollution of the open oceans by shipping and through the atmosphere. The pollutants assessed include atmospheric inputs, ship-based contamination, noise, marine debris, ballast water, off-shore exploration and production and dumping from vessels. This report was published in 2009.
    Publisher
    GESAMP (IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection)
    http://www.gesamp.org/data/gesamp/files/media/Publications/Reports_and_studies_79/gallery_1060/object_1060_large.pdf

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