Guidelines on aquaculture restocking and stock enhancement.
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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Aquaculture practices in the Mediterranean and Black Sea extend beyond food production into activities carried out for restocking and stock enhancement purposes. Acknowledging the diverse role of aquaculture in the region, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized several activities to highlight the role of the aquaculture sector in marine fish restocking and stock enhancement, as well as the potential impacts of restocking on the environment, wild stocks and capture fisheries, stressing the need to follow responsible and precautionary approaches. In this context, the GFCM developed guidelines on aquaculture restocking and stock enhancement together with regional experts and adopted them in 2021. The main purpose of these guidelines is to support Mediterranean and Black Sea countries in restocking and stock enhancement while preventing harm to biodiversity, natural habitats, ecosystems a.....
PublisherGeneral Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)2.4
Spatial CoverageMediterranean Sea
CitationFAO (2023) Guidelines on aquaculture restocking and stock enhancement. Rome, Italy, General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, 18pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4060/cc3840enThe
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