Policy guidelines, certification and codes of practice https://enaca.org/rss/?id=12 Policy briefs and guidelines, certification standards, codes of practice and other voluntary instruments relating to aquaculture info@enaca.org info@enaca.org Copyright all rights reserved What are policy briefs? https://enaca.org/?id=731&title=what-are-policy-briefs

Our policy briefs are an attempt to share beneficial lessons that are learnt from local practice or from research, to many more people within Asia-Pacific and to enable people, institutions and policy makers to use new tools and mechanisms which support aquatic resources management in ways that benefit the livelihoods of people who are poor. 

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:14:10 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=731
Policy brief: Livelihoods approaches in fisheries and aquaculture https://enaca.org/?id=730&title=policy-brief-on-livelihoods-approaches-in-fisheries-and-aquaculture

In the Asia-Pacific region national government support to aquatic resources management has tended to focus mainly on research and technology development. However, as we accept an increasingly important role for national fisheries administrations in poverty alleviation, we need to consider the choices that people make, the resources they can command and the circumstances in which they can be woven into supporting livelihoods. This means understanding more about people's livelihoods, resources, context, vulnerabilities and objectives.

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:09:15 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=730
Policy brief: Building consensus https://enaca.org/?id=729&title=policy-brief-on-building-consensus

Consensus-building techniques are particularly appropriate when decision-making is required in a political or emotional environment, or when the decisions affect strong factions with opposing preferences. It can work formally or informally, in large or small group contexts, assisting in reaching agreement on policy change proposals, involving people that are recipients of policy, implementers of policy, shapers of policy and policy makers in defined roles with a process to give people a voice.

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:58:53 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=729
Policy brief: Development and management of aquaculture-based fisheries enhancements https://enaca.org/?id=728&title=development-and-management-of-aquaculture-based-fisheries-enhancements

This policy brief aims to promote better management of aquaculture-based fisheries enhancements (stocking of hatchery fish to improve fisheries) through integrated analysis of enhancement systems and quantitative assessment of management practices through use of the EnhanceFish decision tool.

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:47:23 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=728
Policy brief: Self-recruiting species from farmer-managed aquatic systems - are they important to the livelihoods of rural communities? https://enaca.org/?id=727&title=policy-brief-self-recruiting-species-from-farmer-managed-aquatic-systems-are-they-important-for-rural-livelihoods

Self-recruiting species are defined as aquatic animals that can be harvested from farmer managed aquatic systems without regular stocking. This may include indigenous or introduced, small or larger species. Identified self-recruiting species in the Red River Delta includes exotic species (tilapia), large (snakehead, walking catfish and river catfish) and small (Anabas and Carassius auratus) indigenous fish species and non-fish species (freshwater shrimp and crabs).

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:40:25 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=727
Manual of procedures for the implementation of the Asia Regional Technical Guidelines on Health Management for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals https://enaca.org/?id=711&title=manual-of-procedures-for-the-implementation-of-asia-regional-technical-guidelines-on-health-management-for-responsible-movement-of-live-aquatic-animals The Manual of Procedures for the Implementation of the Asia Regional Technical Guidelines on Health Management for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals provides background material and detailed technical procedures to assist countries and territories in the Asia Region in implementing the Asia Regional Technical Guidelines on Health Management for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals. The Technical Guidelines were initiated due to increased recognition that disease emergence is often linked to live aquatic animal movements.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:25:49 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=711
Asia Regional Technical Guidelines on Health Management for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals https://enaca.org/?id=710&title=asia-regional-technical-guidelines-on-health-management-for-the-responsible-movement-of-live-aquatic-animals The Asia Regional Technical Guidelines on Health Management for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals and their associated implementation plan, the Beijing Consensus and Implementation Strategy provide expert guidance for national and regional efforts in reducing the risks of disease due to trans-boundary movement of live aquatic animals. The Technical Guidelines were initiated due to increased recognition that disease emergence is often linked to live aquatic animal movements and causes significant socio-economic losses.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:07:03 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=710
Final Draft Code of Practice for Trans-boundary Movement of Aquatic Organisms in the Lower Mekong Basin https://enaca.org/?id=584&title=code-of-practice-for-trans-boundary-movement-of-aquatic-organisms-in-the-lower-mekong-basin

This Code of Practice is prepared to promote or ensure compliance to World Trade Organisation-Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures for the movement of live aquatic organisms in the Lower Mekong Basin. The goals of the Code are to achieve environmental protection and management, biodiversity conservation as well as prevention of spread of disease epizootics. Most of the points listed in this Code are based on the inputs of MRC Member Countries.

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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:01:16 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=584
The Colombo Declaration: A Commitment to Regional Cooperation in Aquaculture Development https://enaca.org/?id=498&title=colombo-declaration-a-commitment-to-regional-cooperation-in-aquaculture-development

The Colombo Declaration is a commitment to regional cooperation in aquaculture development for food security, nutrition and economic development in Asia. It was developed and agreed on by delegations from 18 states at a ministerial-level meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 28-29 July 2011.

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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:58:32 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=498
FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries No. 5: Aquaculture Development https://enaca.org/?id=497&title=fao-technical-guidelines-for-responsible-fisheries-aquaculture-development

This document provides annotations to the Principles of Article 9 of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Given the diversity in aquaculture and the sometimes different perceptions of “sustainability”, more balanced and informed approaches are required to address developmental and environmental issues at any given location. Commitment for collaboration, constructive dialogues among responsible partners, and participation of aquafarmers and their communities are important when assigning responsibilities for sustainable development of aquaculture.

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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:26:40 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=497