Traditionally people have relied on naturally occurring fish in the wild and is still the world's only major food source harvested from the wild. This approach is dependent on the naturally renewable aquatic biodiversity in the oceans and inland waters. More recently, fish farming has become more prevalent. This section looks at both capture fisheries and nurture fisheries and how resources can be managed on a sustainable basis.
Strengthening Small-Scale Coastal Fisheries from Janathakshan
- Strengthening Small Scale Coastal Fisheries - Introduction
- Principles & Standards – Principles & Standards
- Strengthening Small Scale Coastal Fisheries – Process Guidelines
- Basic Fiber Glass Boat Building – Technical Brief
- Construction & Maintenance of Solar Fish Drier - Technical Brief
- Fish Smoker – Technical Brief
- Mobile Fish Dryer – Bill of Quantities
- Further Resources on the Fisheries Sector – Further Resources
Further information on fisheries and aquaculture can be found at the following organisations.
Aquaculture and Fish Genetics Research Programme - AFGRP
Institute of Aquaculture
University of Stirling
Tel: +44 1786 467900
Fax: +44 1786 451462
The Aquaculture and Fish Genetics Research Programme of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) managed by the University of Stirling. The purpose of the AFGRP is to improve knowledge of aquatic stocks and their selection, enhancement and culture to generate sustainable productive benefits of aquatic resources for poor people.
International Collective in Support of Fishworkers - ICSF
ICSF India Office
ICSF, 27 College Road,
Tel: (91) 44-2827 5303
Fax: (91) 44-2825 4457
ICSF is an international NGO working on issues that concern fishworkers the world over. ICSF has offices in Chennai & Brussels. As a global network of community organizers, teachers, technicians, researchers and scientists, ICSF's activities encompass monitoring and research, exchange and training, campaigns and action programmes, and communications.
The World Fish Center is an autonomous, non-government, non-profit organisation, established as an international centre in 1977 and is now one of the 16 international research centres of the CGIAR.