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  • Working Group on Fisheries Benthic Impact and Trade-Offs (WGFBIT; outputs from 2021 meeting).

    Pierucci, Andrea; Nguyen Xuan, Alessandra; Kraan, Casper; Bradshaw, Clare; Garcia, Clement; Mangano, Cristina; Smith, Chris; van Denderen, Daniel; Connor, David; Punzo, Elisa; et al. (International Council for the Exploration of the SeaCopenhagen, Denmark, 2022)
    The Working Group on Fisheries Benthic Impact and Trade-offs (WGFBIT) develops methods and performs assessments to evaluate benthic impact from fisheries at regional scale, while con-sidering fisheries and seabed impact trade-offs. In this report, new fishery benthic impact assessments are carried out for several sub-regions in the Mediterranean (Greek waters, South Adriatic Sea, Sicily waters). For other regions, updates of the whole assessment or specific steps only were presented. A standard advice sheet for the regional benthic assessments, intended as input to the next generation of the ICES Ecosystem and Fisheries Overviews, was finalised and compiled for some regions as example (Greek wa-ters, Baltic Sea). A validation of the longevity relationships using new data was executed for the Kattegat area and the Southern North Sea. In relation to the methodology, some recommenda-tions were formulated concerning the update on depletion rates, the use of epifauna- or infauna-based data, guidance on which set of epibenthic species to include and the time scale for setting the average swept-area-ratio (SAR) used in model fitting and assessment. A benchmarking pro-cess comparing available benthic impact assessment approaches for MSFD descriptor 6 “Seafloor integrity” is needed, as the WGFBIT approach (relative benthic state) is not the only way to assess benthic impacts from physical disturbances. A start was made to explore how to incorporate more explicitly ecosystem functioning in to the WGFBIT seafloor assessment methodology. An improved understanding of the relationships between total community biomass and ecosystem functioning may assist in setting acceptable thresholds for ecosystem impacts from trawling. Furthermore, an improved understanding of the link between species functional effect traits and proxies and processes for specific ecosystem functions could help increase our ability to predict the impact of fishing disturbance on benthic ecosystem functioning more accurately. The ecosys-tem function we focus on is the biogeochemical cycling of organic matter. Two approaches were discussed (i) Biological traits approach focusing on the linkage between biological traits and eco-system functions and (ii) biogeochemical modelling approach using the established the OMEXDIA model.
  • ASFA survey shows aquatic science libraries, impacted by COVID-19, are still able to help in their communities

    Superio, Daryl L.; Silvoni, Gabriela; Vicary, Tamsin (2020)
    Between August and October 2020, ASFA ran a survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on aquatic science libraries around the world. With restrictions in many places library staff and patrons were unable to access buildings, we were interested to find out what impact this was having on staff and learn whether libraries were helping their communities respond to the virus. This article presents a summary of the survey results, further analysis will be undertaken by the ASFA Impact and Strategies Working Group, looking particularly at ways in which libraries can mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Librarians have many transferable skills which can be of use to local and global communities during these difficult times and it is vital we let communities know what we can offer.
  • Factors Affecting the Attendance of IAMSLIC Members at IAMSLIC Annual Conference

    Superio, Daryl L.; Anderson, Kristen L. (2016)
    A research survey was conducted to determine the factors that affect the attendance of International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) members at annual conferences. Findings of related studies revealed that participants (librarians and other professionals) attend conferences for career development. Moreover, participation in a conference was affected by several factors including location, affordability, safety, and the demography of the participants. Among IAMSLIC members, networking, affordability and educational opportunities were the dominant factors in attending a conference and location was of least significance. Members of IAMSLIC attended annual conferences for the opportunity for networking with other professionals, updates on current trends and developments in the profession.
  • How the ASFA Partnership contributes to professional development

    Superio, Daryl L. (2019)
    In this article, Daryl L. Superio explains how participation in ASFA has advanced his professional career and development. Daryl has participated in ASFA for over six years, during which time he has provided invaluable training and expertise to the Partnership.
  • Aquatic Commons Search Guide, May 2016

    Aquatic Commons Editorial Team (International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries (IAMSLIC)Oregon,USA, 2016)
  • ¿Que es el Codigo de Conducta para la Pesca Responsable?

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, 2001)
    (PDF contains 19 pages)
  • Qu'est-ce que le Code de Conduite pour une Peche Responsable?

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, 2001)
    (PDF contains 19 pages)
  • Fisheries management

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, 1997)
    These Guidelines have been produced to support the implementation of Article 7 of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, with some reference to Article 12. They are addressed primarily to the decision-makers within fisheries management authorities and other interest groups, including fishing companies, fishers' organizations, concerned non-governmental organizations and others. The Guidelines provide a background to the need for fisheries management and an introduction to the activities encompassed by fisheries management. They introduce the major constraints experienced in fisheries and fisheries management and some of the fundamental concepts related to these. Biological, environmental, technological, socio-cultural and economic constraints and concepts are examined. Information is fundamental to responsible fisheries management and these Guidelines put emphasis on the range of data required for informed decisionmaking and examine aspects of the collection and interpretation of these data. Data are discussed in terms of three suggested scales in fisheries management: fisheries policy and development planning, formulation of management plans and implementation of management action. The range of possible management actions is outlined. This includes technical measures, such as gear restrictions, and more direct approaches in the form of direct catch limitation or effort limitation. The problems associated with open access fisheries are explained and comments made on the means to limit access and obstacles which may be encountered in this process. Finally, the Guidelines examine the management process. This section covers the process of agreeing on a management plan for a fishery, including the need for consultation and, where appropriate, cooperative decision-making. The need for periodic review of management plans is stressed. The importance of an effective legal framework, institutional and administrative structures and monitoring control and surveillance are described. (PDF contains 91 pages)
  • Responsible fish utilization

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, 1998)
    These guidelines have been produced to support the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries particularly with regard to the need for responsibility in the post–harvest sector of the fish producing industry. The industry that produces fish for food has three major areas of responsibility: to the consumer of the food to ensure that it is safe to eat, is of expected quality and nutritional value,to the resource to ensure that it is not wasted andto the environment to ensure that negative impacts are minimized.In addition the industry has a responsibility to itself to ensure the continued ability of many millions of people throughout the world to earn a gainful living from working within the industry. Article 11.1 of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and other related parts of the Code are concerned particularly with these responsibilities. This publication provides annotation to and guidance on these articles to assist those charged with implementation of the Code to identify possible courses of action necessary to ensure that the industry is conducted ina sustainable manner. (PDF contains 42 pages)
  • What is the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries?

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, 2001)
    (PDF contains 17 pages)
  • Fishing guidelines

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, 1996)
    In accordance with the recommendations of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), FAO prepared the first draft of the technical guidelines in relation to Fishing Operations, which were submitted to the Technical Consultation on the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing, Rome, 26 September to 5 October 1994. The draft was prepared taking into account the Declaration of Cancún, Agenda 21 of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) and the Report of the Expert Consultation on Responsible Fishing Operations, Sidney, British Colombia, Canada, 6 -11 June 1994. Thereafter, the draft was revised taking into account, the negotiations at the UN Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, the elaboration of the Code as well as developments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) with regard to the Protocol to the Torremolinos International Convention on Fishing Vessel Safety and the new International Convention on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995. Technical Guidelines are given in support of the implementation of the Code in relation to fishing operations. These are addressed to States, international organizations, fisheries management bodies, owners, managers and charterers of fishing vessels as well as fishers and their organizations. Guidance is also given with respect to the general public. (PDF contains 93 pages)
  • Codigo de Conducta para la Pesca Responsable

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, 1995)
    La pesca, incluida la acuicultura, constituye una fuente vital de alimentos, empleo, recreación, comercio y bienestar económico para las poblaciones de todo el mundo, tanto para las generaciones presentes como para las futuras y, por lo tanto, debería llevarse a cabo de forma responsable. En el presente Código se establecen principios y normas internacionales para la aplicación de prácticas responsables con miras a asegurar la conservación, la gestión y el desarrollo eficaces de los recursos acuáticos vivos, con el debido respeto del ecosistema y de la biodiversidad. El Código reconoce la importancia nutricional, económica, social, cultural y ambiental de la pesca y los intereses de todos aquellos que se relacionan con el sector pesquero. El Código toma en cuenta las características biológicas de los recursos y su medio ambiente y los intereses de los consumidores y otros usuarios. Se insta a los Estados y a todos los involucrados en la actividad pesquera para que apliquen el Código de manera effectiva. (PDF contains 53 pages)
  • Increasing the contribution of small-scale fisheries to poverty alleviation and food security

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, 2005)
    The objectives of these Technical Guidelines are to provide a focus on small-scale fisheries and their current and potential role in contributing to poverty alleviation and food security by expanding on the guidance on small-scale fisheries offered by the Code. The Guidelines are complementary to existing Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries. Most small-scale fishers are in developing countries and many live in communities characterized by poverty and food insecurity. Small-scale fishing communities are faced with an array of serious problems, including overexploitation and depletion of resources, lack of alternative sources of employment, rapid population growth, migration of populations, displacement in coastal areas due to industrial development and tourism, pollution and environmental degradation and conflicts with large commercial fishing operations. However, small-scale fisheries are critical for food security and poverty alleviation in many countries. The first part of the Guidelines discusses the current contribution, role and importance of small-scale fisheries in poverty alleviation and food security. It examines the importance of small-scale fisheries for poverty alleviation at a national, local and household level. It also notes the nutritional qualities of fish and thus the particular role of fish in nutritional aspects of food security. The fact that about half of all fish caught for human consumption comes from small-scale fisheries underlines the importance of this subsector for the world fish supply. In many countries small-scale fisheries contribute to national food security both directly – where fish is a crucial part of the daily diet, and indirectly – by generating foreign exchange earnings that enable the purchase through trade of a range of food products. The second part of the Guidelines explores ways through which the contribution of small-scale fisheries to poverty alleviation and food security could be enhanced. A vision for the future of small-scale fisheries is presented as a goal towards which the subsector should develop. Ensuring greater participation by small-scale fishers and their communities in the formulation of policies, the development of related legislation and regulations, and in management decision-making and implementation processes, is vital to the realization of this vision. The central role of effective fisheries management, the importance of considering cross sectoral uses of fisheries and related resources, the special role of women in fish marketing, processing and value addition, the significant scope for trade, the critical role that adequate financing may have in enabling transitions for effective fisheries management and the role of knowledge in making informed decisions are all discussed in these Guidelines. (PDF contains 97 pages)
  • Code de Conduite pour une Peche Responsable

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, 1995)
    La pêche, y compris l'aquaculture, apporte une contribution fondamentale à l'alimentation, à l'emploi, aux loisirs, au commerce et au bien-être économique des populations du monde entier, qu'il s'agisse des générations présentes ou futures, et devrait, par conséquent, être conduite de manière responsable. Le présent Code définit des principes et des normes internationales de comportement pour garantir des pratiques responsables en vue d'assurer effectivement la conservation, la gestion et le développement des ressources bioaquatiques, dans le respect des écosystèmes et de la biodiversité. Le Code reconnaît l'importance nutritionnelle, économique, sociale, environnementale et culturelle de la pêche et les intérêts de tous ceux qui sont concernés par ce secteur. Le Code prend en considération les caractéristiques biologiques des ressources et de leur environnement, ainsi que les intérêts des consommateurs et autres utilisateurs. Les Etats et tous ceux impliqués dans le secteur de la pêche sont encouragés à appliquer ce Code de manière effective. (PDF contains 53 pages)
  • Information and knowledge sharing

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsRome, 2009)
    The Guidelines provide a special focus on information and knowledge sharing and its current and potential role in supporting implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. They expand on relevant principles and standards set forth in the Code and make practical suggestions about ways to ensure that this role can be enhanced. The issues involved in the flow of information between different stakeholder groups include topics as diverse as information policy frameworks and information and communication technology infrastructure, hence coverage is introductory. Some of the constraints involved in the cycle from the creation, production, dissemination and availability of information and knowledge to its effective use and sharing by the present generation as well as its preservation for the future are presented. The special circumstances and requirements of stakeholders in developing countries are recognized in accordance with Article 5 of the Code. A separate chapter on small-scale fisheries and aquaculture looks in more detail at the special situation and information needs of the sub-sector. The Guidelines aim to foster a better understanding of the issues involved to ensure that stakeholders obtain the essential information that they need and that they make available their own information and knowledge for the public good. (PDF contains 115 pages)
  • Exploring the Metrics of the Aquatic Commons repository

    Haas, Stephanie C. (2009)
    17 slide Powerpoint presentation on the deposit and download rates associated with Aquatic Commons from its founding in August 2007 to April 2009.
  • Aquatic Commons

    Garnica Carreno, J.L. (2008)
    14 slides
  • Creating the flow: expanding the role of the Aquatic Commons

    Haas, Stephanie C.; Raymond, Lisa Marie; Heckman, Jan (2008)

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