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Friday, July 27, 2012

The Economics of Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Trade

16th – 20th July 2012. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. IIFET Conference.16th meeting of International Institute of Fisheries Economic and Trade.

The general theme of the conference was revealing the hidden possibilities of fisheries in all areas of the world, with particular emphasis on Africa and developing regions.

Participants were encouraged to reflect on the goods and services fisheries and aquaculture provide to human society and on the objective that fishery management and aquaculture development should provide contributions to human wellbeing – whether through macro-economic growth (resource rents, trade revenues), small-business profits, wage labor, or nutritious food. These “goods” needed to be weighed against the costs inherent in utilizing fish resources. Participants were also encouraged to examine – and suggest solutions for resolving – those aspects of fisheries management and aquaculture development that can hamper our ability to fulfill this objective, helping to avoid worsening poverty traps, ecosystem damage, and inequities amongst fishery and aquaculture stakeholders.

Winner of ASAKUA/SARNISSA Travel Award to IIFET Conference
Abudala Napuru Fish Farm Manager SON Fish Farm nr Jinja Uganda.
  • Socio-economic assessment of Management Measures of the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) ? Challenges and Methodological Background
  • An International Instrument on securing sustainable Small-scale Fisheries: Implementation strategies
  • Markets and Value Chains for Small Aquaculture Enterprises (in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Food Security)
  • Decision Support Models for Aquaculture Development: Lessons from Sea Lice Research in Norway
  • A Fisheries Management Synthesis: A Facilitated Discussion to Identify the Attributes of Successful Fisheries Management
  • Coupled Economic-Ecological Models for Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management: Exploration of Tradeoffs Between Model Complexity and Management Needs
  • Fisheries Games and Experiments: Applications for Education, Outreach and Science
  • Too Big to Ignore: Enhancing Visibility and Possibilities in Small-Scale Fisheries
  • Potential for Marine Aquaculture in the Western Indian Ocean
  • Well-Being and Fishery Governance
  • The economics of genetic development in aquaculture
  • Climate change impacts on the economics of world fisheries


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