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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES

FAO PULSE MAGAZINE

A Guide Towards Sustainable Fisheries ! ENVT 6122- Fisheries Biology & Management   Author: Joseph P. Weekes


Preface STATE OF THE WORLDS' FISHERIESÂ

In recent years, world fisheries have become a market-driven, dynamically developing sector of the food industry and coastal States have striven to take advantage of their new opportunities by investing in modern fishing fleets and processing factories in response to growing international demand for fish and fishery products. By the late 1980s it became clear, however, that fisheries resources could no longer sustain such rapid and often uncontrolled exploitation and development, and that new approaches to fisheries management embracing conservation and environmental considerations were urgently needed. The situation was aggravated by the realization that unregulated fisheries on the high seas, in some cases involving straddling and highly migratory fish species, which occur within and outside EEZs, were becoming a matter of increasing concern. WWW.FAO.ORGÂ

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Barbados, 1995, Joseph Weekes graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Geography and Environmental and Natural Resources Management at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago. Mr.Weekes is passionate about preserving the worlds oceans through sustainable practices in fisheries and coastal development.

He has committed his entire life

to informing those involved in the fishing sector in the Caribbean region about responsible fisheries and have liaised with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

to

promote the Code of Conduct for Responsible

fisheries in a way that captures the readers attention and encourages application of the guidelines within the code.


FAO in collaboration with The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus

ARTICLE 2: OBJECTIVES OF THE CODE FAO CODE & CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES

SUMMARY OF ARTICLE This section of the code of conduct highlights specific objectives listed within the code of conduct, to improve the efficacy of marine/ fisheries conservation.and management. Objectives relates directly to rules of international law, implementation of national policies and strengthening of legal and institutional capacities across the globe. 

SHORT POEM FROM AUTHOR

Responsible Fisheries to me is just not some ordinary story. It is a meal on my plate and a livelihood for somebody. It is a way of sustaining the worlds oceans, through management efforts, conservation or changes to pointless legislation.   It involves countries coming together with one common goal in mind. With national, regional and international laws  all intertwined.  Thus the key to success is to follow the code listed in this guide. Coupled with stringent enforcement, not one fisherman could hide. 

OBJECTIVES Establish principles, in accordance with the relevant rules of international law. Facilitate and promote technical, financial and other cooperation in conservation of fisheries resources and fisheries management.

Promote protection of living aquatic resources and their environments and coastal areas. Promote the contribution of fisheries to food security and food quality.

I am sure you can agree that we don't want the oceans to be filled with such sorrow. so get a copy of this code of conduct and lets contribute to a brighter tomorrow ! By: Joseph P Weekes Title: Responsible Fisheries to Me !


ARTICLE 7: FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

7.2.1 Recognizing long-term sustainability of fisheries, states should adop measures designed to restore stock levles

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Measures should provide that: Excess fishing is avoided & exploitation of stocks remains economically viable. Interests of fishermen whether small scale, artisanal or subsistence are taken into account. Aquatic habitats & ecosystems are conserved & endangered species are protected

We Need your Help ! Help us make our fisheries more sustainable.. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT FAO CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES..

SAVE OUR OCEANS


ARTICLE 8

FISHING OPERATIONS 8.4 DUTIES OF FISHING OPS

States should ensure that fishing is conducted with due regard to safety of human life

8.5 GEAR SELECTIVITY

8.6 ENERGY OPTIMIZATION

States should collaborate in developing standardized fishing methods and gear selectivity

8.9 HARBOURS &LANDING PLACES Design harbours as safe havens for fishing vessels with adequate servicing facilities for vessels, vendors and buyers

Encourage owners, charters and managers of fishing vessels to fit energy optimization devices to their vessels


GET INVOLVED !

CALLING ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN FISHERIES.. Apply this code and give effect to it. Let's Influence a brghter tomorrow..

Help combat against invasive species

Provide Signage to influence societal behaviours

Together Everyone Achieves More, Build Bridges not Walls !

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Promote responsible development and management of Aquaculture Promote active participation of fishfarms and their communities in the development of responsible aquaculture management practices  SEE FAO CODE OF CODUCT FOR MORE 

DEVELOPMENT

STATES SHOULD;

AQUACULTURE

ARTICLE 9:


ACTIVITY Search the puzzle for wellknown words in fisheries and solve the crossword puzzle

IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL ITS DONE. (NELSON MANDELA)


GOOD ARTICLE READS IN FAO CODE OF CONDUCT 1

ARTICLE 4: IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING AND UPDATING

2

ARTICLE 5: SPECIAL REQUIREMENT OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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ARTICLE 10: INTEGRATION OF FISHERIES INTO CAM

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ARTICLE 12: FISHERIES RESEARCH Page 32 FAO COde of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

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FAO Pulse Magazine  

This Magazine was created by a student of the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at The University of the Wes...

FAO Pulse Magazine  

This Magazine was created by a student of the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at The University of the Wes...

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