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PUBLICATION: Improving governance of aquaculture employment

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Effective governance of modern aquaculture must reconcile ecological and human wellbeingso that the industry is sustainable over time. Without effective governance, therewill be misallocation of resources, and perhaps stagnation of the industry, irreversibleenvironmental damage, and social unrest. An important component of human wellbeing
is the treatment of the workers in the industry. The aim of this study, which wasrecommended by FAO Members during the Fourth Session of the FAO COFI Sub-Committee on Aquaculture held in Puerto Verras, Chile, in 2008, is to contribute tothe understanding of governance in aquaculture employment so as to suggest potential improvements where necessary.


A dozen farms and jurisdictions in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe were reviewed for their employment practices. Information on employment characteristics,such as educational background, gender and remuneration, was obtained from farms by survey. The aim is to evaluate whether workers in aquaculture are treated according
to the law, and are paid at a rate equal to those in similar sectors. The creation of employment appears to be a decisive factor in public perceptions of the aquaculture industry, as indicated in attitudinal studies.


The conclusions of this report suggest that aquaculture has benefited the overall socio-economic conditions of the areas in which it operates. The industry has provided jobs, particularly non-seasonal jobs. These have enabled young people to stay in their communities, enhancing the economic viability of isolated areas. Total remuneration levels in all of the enterprises surveyed were at, or above, the minimum wage, and usually above wages in alternative sectors.

 

Farms also provided indirect benefits, such as medical and pension coverage, and in some cases, bonuses. Attitudinal surveys indicate that these benefits are appreciated by the local population. However, there are negative aspects. Wages of unskilled workers in fish processing are low and working conditions often rudimentary. The dominance of large companies in areas of high unemployment can create a dualistic labour market that is reflected in wages; professionals are paid competitive salaries, but unskilled workers less than the value of their revenue product.


There is also the danger that labour laws are either poorly enforced or, where violated, result in fines that lack deterrence, perhaps because governments wish to retain a competitive advantage for their internationally traded species. A number of suggestions
are made that would improve the governance of labour in aquaculture.

 

Hishamunda, N., Bueno, P., Menezes, A.M., Ridler, N., Wattage, P. & Martone, E. 2014.


Improving governance in aquaculture employment: a global assessment.

 

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 575. Rome, FAO. 48 pp.

 


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Welcome to Aqua Vision 16-18 June 2014 | Aquavision

Welcome to Aqua Vision 16-18 June 2014 | Aquavision | Aqua Events & e-Publications | Scoop.it
Feeding 9 Billion people - the Blue Revolution http://t.co/AOlRdeBJ7Y #salmon #aquaculture #aquavision
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Aquaculture America 2014: Aquaculture as the Blue Biotechnology of the Future

Aquaculture America 2014: Aquaculture as the Blue Biotechnology of the Future | Aqua Events & e-Publications | Scoop.it
ANALYSIS - Aquaculture America 2014 kicked off today in Seattle, USA, with a plenary address from Patrick Sorgeloos, Ghent University, Belgium, on aquaculture as the blue biotechnology of the future, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor, live...
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In the Field » Today's Topic: Early-bird registration for Aquaculture ...

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network's Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today's Topic.” The North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference is coming up Feb.
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PUBLICATION: Food Outlook - November 2013

PUBLICATION: Food Outlook - November 2013 | Aqua Events & e-Publications | Scoop.it

The FAO Food Outlook Team presents the November issue of Food Outlook. The report is based on information available up to late October 2013.

 

First published in November 1974, Food Outlook is a biannual publication, product of FAO’s Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (GIEWS).

Given the fast changing global food markets, the main focus of Food Outlook reports has always been on providing timely information and forecasts with accurate early warnings and in-depth assessments.

 

FISHERIES: Aquaculture continues to boost overall fish supply, pushing quotations down from earlier levels. Fish consumption per capita keeps growing with aquaculture in the process of overtaking capture fisheries as the main source of supply for direct human consumption.

Download the November 2013 issue: http://www.globefish.org/upl/Publications/FO112013.pdf


The Food Outlook is also available on http://www.fao.org/giews/english/fo/index.htm.


The ebook version of the report will also be made available as of 8 November 2013 at the following link:  http://www.fao.org/publications/e-book-collection/en/

Food Outlook is produced in English but the Market Summaries of the report are also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. For more information please contact the Food Outlook Team at GIEWS1@fao.org.

The next issue will be published in June 2014.


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World Aquaculture Sociey introduces new industry AquaForum concept

World Aquaculture Sociey introduces new industry AquaForum concept | Aqua Events & e-Publications | Scoop.it

The World Aquaculture Society recently announced that a new forum, aimed at enhancing industry participation will take place in 2015.


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Fisheries, Aquaculture and Tourism Workshops Slated in December

Ways in which commercial fishermen, aquaculturists and those in the tourism industry can work together to create greater economic success will be the focus of three workshops offered by Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension...
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International Symposium on Freshwater Aquaculture Extension to Be Held in Bangkok in December | Announcements | News & Features | JICA

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provides technical cooperation and other forms of aid promoting economic and social development in developing countries and aims to advance international cooperation.
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2014 North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference | ACG ...

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This year's conference is set to include another Trade Show Mixer event in addition to our regularly scheduled trade show times, and don't forget… our famous Aquafoods Festival is an “all you care to eat” gathering to close ...
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HAAA Mini Conference & Annual General Meeting - Aquaculture, Aquaponics

HAAA Mini Conference & Annual General Meeting - Aquaculture, Aquaponics | Aqua Events & e-Publications | Scoop.it
The Conference theme is Aquaculture's Contribution to Hawaii's Food Security, starting at 10 AM with a tour of a fully functioning commercial aquaponics farm - Kunia Country Farms, located at Kunia Camp, the heart of Central Oahu, between Waipahu...
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SEAFARE Seville Seminar Highlights the Potential of Wetlands Aquaculture

Event date: 2013-11-13 The SEAFARE (Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic Region of Europe) project held a one-day seminar at Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera (IFAPA)’s headquarters...
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Relatório FAO Aquaculture Manuals

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Region's first Seafood Summit to highlight key trends for growing MENA ... - Zawya (registration)

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Future Fish Eurasia 2014

Future Fish Eurasia 2014 | Aqua Events & e-Publications | Scoop.it
TURKEY - Future Fish Eurasia, the 7th International Fair for Fish
Imports/Exports, Processing, Aquaculture and Fisheries will be
organised by Eurasia Trade Fairs at the Izmir International Fair
Centre between 5 -7 June 2014.
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DNREC Holds Public Aquaculture Meeting - WBOC TV 16

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DNREC Holds Public Aquaculture Meeting
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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control held a public meeting Thursday night in Lewes to discuss Delaware's recent aquaculture bill.
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2014 North Central Regional Aquaculture Conference coming soon - Michigan State University Extension

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Michigan State University Extension 2014 North Central Regional Aquaculture Conference coming soon Michigan State University Extension The annual NCRAC conference will provide a format for the regional aquaculture industry to interact and to learn...
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International Exhibition of Fisheries and Aquaculture 2013 : Several ...

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PUBLICATION: The Fish Book

The Fish Book

Three books in one

 

The book consists of three sections, which together becomes The Fish Book.

 

THE FISH STORIES - NORWEGIAN FISH INDUSTRY - RECRUITMENT GUIDE

 

 

Part I - The Fish Stories

 

 

This year's theme is FOOD - about Norwegian seafood as a meal, seen through the eyes of people in other countries. Through in-depth editorial articles, illustrations and simplificions we will show specifically what defines the fish quality.

 

 

 

Part II - Norwegian Fish Industry

 

 

We proudly present the Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture, along with suppliers of all kind. We bring you all the different categories of players within the business, while the companies present themselves in their company profiles.

 

 

Part III - Recruitment Guide

 

 

Supported by the schools as well as the business itself, we bring you the most complete and illustrative recruitement guide so far. A guide where we proudly introduce the students to all the intersting jobs within the business, while the companies is presenting themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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EVENT: Sustainable Seafood Solutions | Los Angeles Food Policy ...

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Seafood production occurs primarily developing countries with minimal environmental and social regulations, while capture fisheries are facing pressure. The event will bring together commercial fisheries, aquaculture ...
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November | December 2013 - International Aquafeed magazine

The November December 2013 edition of International Aquafeed mgazine

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The First Latin American and Caribbean Chapter of the World ...

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LACQUA 13 was celebrated with the 4th Latin American Culture of Native Fish meeting, and the XIX Aquaculture meeting of “Los Llanos”, and the VI Regional Forum of Aquaculture. The event was organised by Pablo Emilio ...
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Immersed Aquaculture Art Gallery Exhibition Presented By The Central Florida Aquarium Society | Facebook

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@DrGuyHarvey We would be honored if you would join us in #Orlando for our #Immersed #aquaculture #art exhibit! http://t.co/Uhlvzt9CWM
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MAGAZINE: SeaFood Business - Volume 32, Edition No. 11 - November 2013

MAGAZINE: SeaFood Business - Volume 32, Edition No. 11 - November 2013 | Aqua Events & e-Publications | Scoop.it
SeaFood Business is the global trusted authority for seafood buyers and sellers. We are the seafood industry's leading trade magazine with more than 30 years of experience.

 

Read: http://seafoodbusiness.epubxp.com/i/200190/4

 


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Info session on regional Aquaculture school Thursday - Monroe Courier

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Info session on regional Aquaculture school Thursday Monroe Courier The Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center will be hosting an information session for parents and students currently in grades 8 to 11 interested...
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The shell game: Tending to the Town's oysters, clams and mussels - Greenwich Citizen

The shell game: Tending to the Town's oysters, clams and mussels Greenwich Citizen The chain of command in the Town is through the Director of Environmental Health ( Town of Greenwich Health Department) and in conjunction with the State Bureau of...
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