A new report from UN FAO, prepared for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) project by UNEP, estimates the value of three major freshwater fish production systems and aquatic ecosystems: the Columbia River in North America, the Lower Mekong Basin in southeast Asia, and the Lake Victoria Basin in Africa. This study focused on the role inland capture fisheries and freshwater aquaculture production systems play in the supply of these services, regardless of their form, scale, and intensity. The study encompasses all freshwater aquatic environments such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams, and other wetlands (e.g., swamps, floodplains), whether they are man-made (e.g., reservoirs) or natural (e.g., unregulated rivers). The report is available at: http://www.teebweb.org/agriculture-and-food/inland-fisheries/.
A video abstract summarizes a new paper in Environmental Reviews by several Global Conference on Inland Fisheries organizers and participants, “The Social, Economic, and Environmental Importance of Inland Fish and Fisheries.”
Participants at the Global Conference on Inland Fisheries in Rome in January shared their perspectives on the value of inland fisheries around the world.
All Plenary presentation PowerPoint slides are now available for online viewing, along with the Review Papers and Oral Presentations by theme (Biological Assessment, Economic and Social Assessment, Drivers and Synergies, and Policy and Governance). You can also watch video recordings of the Plenary presentations and General Sessions (Day One, Day Two, Day Three).
Now available: All photos from the Global Conference on Inland Fisheries.
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At the Global Conference on Inland Fisheries in Rome, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon discusses the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to cooperate on inland fisheries programs.
Watch the opening day at the conference live at http://bit.ly/1rNcxCt and follow on Twitter with #infish.
Now available online: Full conference schedule, schedule of individual presentations, and all oral and poster abstracts by theme (see Biological Assessment, Economic and Social Assessment, Drivers and Synergies, and Policy and Governance).
The past, present, and future of inland fisheries; the role of freshwater fish in childhood nutrition; tribal fisheries management and rights; and sustainable water use in development are some of the topics our conference plenary speakers will address: http://inlandfisheries.org/?page_id=355