Opportunities for inland fisheries in Central Asia
by FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
29 July 2009
Fisheries in Central Asia was one of –- if not the most –- acutely-affected sectors by the deterioration in the economic environment after the collapse of the former Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991. The findings of a 2008 study on inland fisheries livelihoods in Central Asia, conducted in partnership between Portsmouth University, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), examines current policies and potential livelihood-enhancing interventions. Inland fisheries livelihoods in Central Asia: policy interventions and opportunities, now available online, looks at strategies that have evolved for those who earn an income from the sector.