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The FAO Fisheries Department has a high priority to compile, analyse and disseminate fishery data and information as well as to provide advice and objective information services to the Member governments in order to promote responsible aquaculture and fisheries. Access to data and methodologies, and the availability of the results of past and new research, are fundamental to helping improve global fisheries management.
The Fisheries Department has been responsible for a broad range of publications on fisheries. Since 1968 it has produced over 20 000 titles. The best-known and most widely distributed FAO fisheries publications are the Fisheries Technical Papers, Fisheries Reports, FAO Yearbooks of Fishery Statistics, Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries and the flagship State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. FAO has an online catalogue to facilitate the distribution of bibliographic data on its publications.
Another major information initiative is the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) - a comprehensive bibliographic database on fisheries-related material. ASFA is an abstracting and indexing service covering the world's literature on the science, technology, management and conservation of marine, brackish water and freshwater resources and environments, including socio-economic and legal aspects. The ASFA bibliographic database contains over one million references, with coverage since 1971 (all are computer searchable).
|Title||FAO: Geographic information systems to support the ecosystem approach to
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|Author(s) / Editor(s)|| Carocci, F., Bianchi, G., Eastwood, P., Meaden, G.|
|Description||The ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) has been developed over the last decade in response to perceived and actual deficiencies in previous methods of management. The EAF recognizes that fish are only one albeit important part of a much wider ecosystem incorporating an array of physical and biological components that humans interact with and exploit. Geographic information systems (GIS) are considered an ideal platform upon which to perform necessary information management and decision-support analysis for the implementation of an EAF. This technical paper is intended to be a guide to methods that readers could adopt for their own use of GIS for an EAF. The practical consideration are discussed and include hardware architecture, various software possibilities, sources and types of data that will be needed, and the array of backup and support that is available.|
|Keywords|| ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO FISHERIES; GIS; FAO|
|Type of Document|| Paper: Technical paper|
|Publication Location||Rome, Italy|
|Hard Copy Availability||Publications-Sales@fao.org|
|Series Title|| FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper|
|Number of Pages||118||Volume/Issue Number||532|
|Related to Topics||Fisheries Publications
(figis3466); Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in fisheries
(figis14860); The ecosystem approach to fisheries management
(figis13261); Ecosystem Approaches to Management
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