Title: FAO Expert Workshop on Assement and Monitoring of Aquaculture Sector Performance. European Aquaculture Performance Indicators
Authors: NATALE Fabrizio
Citation: FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report vol. 1063 p. 24
Publisher: FAO
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC89607
ISSN: 2070-6987
URI: http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/i3539e/i3539e.pdf
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The FAO Expert Workshop on Assessment and Monitoring of Aquaculture Sector Performance was held in Gaeta, Italy, from 5 to 7 November 2012 to discuss the methodologies and techniques of, and to share global, regional and national experiences in, assessing and monitoring the performance of aquaculture. Session 1 of the workshop included 28 presentations under 6 thematic topics: sharing regional and national experiences; data and statistics; aquaculture’s contribution to food and nutrition security; economic performance of aquaculture; environmental performance of aquaculture; and measuring the net impact of aquaculture. The information, knowledge and insights provided by the presentations are summarized in an appendix to the report. Session 2 of the workshop introduced an FAO initiative for developing a user-friendly tool to facilitate the assessment and monitoring of aquaculture sector performance. The World Aquaculture Performance Indicators (WAPI) tool is intended to compile, generate and provide easy access to quantitative indicators on aquaculture sector performance at the national, regional and global levels. A background document on the WAPI tool is provided in an appendix to this report. A prototype WAPI tool was presented at the workshop for comments, suggestions and potential collaboration. The report documents the feedback of workshop participants on the draft WAPI. Session 3 of the workshop included brainstorming discussions by working groups on three thematic topics: aquaculture’s contribution to food and nutrition security; its socio-economic performance; and its environmental performance. Tables in the report summarize the results of these discussions The report also summarizes a number of indicators on various dimensions of aquaculture sector performance and various data sources. Effective assessment and monitoring of aquaculture sector performance entails integration of indicators, data and issues as three key elements. The summary at the end of the report discusses how the WAPI tool can facilitate such integration.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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