18 May 2009

Information sharing for Responsible Fisheries

Underpinning the implementation of the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (the Code), as recognized in Articles 7 to 12, is the need for two broad categories of information: general information about the Code (its goals, coverage, etc.) and specialized and technical information to support research, resource management and use, policy and development.

Many FAO Members, in particular developing countries, have indicated that the lack of access to timely, relevant and accurate information is a serious constraint to the implementation of the Code.

In order to highlight the many issues involved in information and knowledge sharing in the context of the Code, FAO has elaborated Technical Guidelines, paying particular attention to the needs of developing countries. 

This short document summarizes information constraints in developing countries and proposed actions for countries, institutions and donors to address them.

FAO Fisheries information networks
FAO Fisheries knowledge and information

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