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The role of international fishery organizations and other bodies in the conservation and management of living aquatic resources
Lugten, G. (2010). The role of international fishery organizations and other bodies in the conservation and management of living aquatic resources. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular, 1054. FAO: Rome. 123 pp.
Part of: FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular. FAO: Rome. ISSN 2070-6065, more
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Abstract
    This circular provides a summary of information on the role of international fishery organizations or arrangements and other bodies (regional fishery bodies and arrangements, or RFB/As) concerning their measures to conserve and manage living aquatic resources. The circular includes regional bodies responsible for marine capture fisheries, inland fisheries and aquaculture.

    This circular had its origin in FAO Fisheries Circular No. 835 Rev. 1 “Summary information on the role of international fishery bodies with regard to the conservation and management of living resources of the high seas”, which was prepared by M.J. Savini in 1991; in FAO Fisheries Circular No. 807 “Activities of regional fishery bodies and other international organizations concerned with fisheries”, which was prepared by S.H. Marashi in 1993 and 1996; and finally in FAO Fisheries Circular No. 985 “Summary information on the role of international fishery organizations or arrangements and other bodies concerned with the conservation and management of living aquatic resources” prepared by J. Swan in 2003. This circular is a revision and updating of the 2003 summary.

    This circular updates information as appropriate on the establishment, area of competence, species, membership and main objectives of the organizations. In addition, it contains responses of the organizations to a survey seeking information on: (i) priority issues for the organization; (ii) implementation of post-UNCED fishery instruments; and (iii) activities, plans and priorities in relation to specific issues. This information is described in relation to each relevant body, and general trends relating to priority issues and activities are identified in respect of these responses.

    The circular is both an important historical record of recent developments in the regional management of fisheries, plus a reflection of contemporary issues that warrant national, regional and international attention.

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