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Fishing for Coherence

Proceedings of the Workshop on Policy Coherence for Development in Fisheries

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Some 500 million USD are spent annually on fisheries development projects. But fisheries access agreements and trade policies are sometimes applied in ways that dampen developing countries' ability to benefit fully from their rich marine resources. Also, many development projects do not pay sufficient regard to the sustainability issues that are a key for the future of the fishing sector.  This publication, a compilation of papers from the Workshop on Policy Coherence for Development in Fisheries, addresses these issues.

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Impacts of Development Assistance

Lessons Learned for Better Fisheries and Aquaculture Governance

In light of the increasing importance of development assistance, further thought needs to be given to its impact on the governance of fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries. From West African and South-East Asian examples, three of the main axes of development assistance can be identified: increasing small-scale fishing capacity, connections to export markets, and small-scale aquaculture development.

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