Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries are now available

Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries are now available

Women play a key role in the small-scale fisheries. Over 90% of all capture fisheries workers operate in small-scale fisheries in developing countries and about half of those…

FAO supporting Bolivia’s bid to access climate funding via UN fund

FAO supporting Bolivia’s bid to access climate funding via UN fund

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva with President Morales of Bolivia. 16 February 2017, Rome – FAO is assisting Bolivia in its effort to access financial support for improved…

East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017

East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017

The East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 (EAPTC-2017) aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will select top 50 scalable technologies…

Ötzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers

Biomarkers are biological attributes that can give doctors or researchers clues about the health status or illnesses of a patient. Scientists are placing great hope in a new type of…

Countries in Asia and the Pacific move forward with ecologically sustainable intensification of aquaculture to help feed a rapidly growing, fish-consuming world

Six countries in Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam) are taking the lead in collaboration with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization to…

3-D printed 'eagle eye' camera mimics sharp vision of predators

A new study presents a miniaturized camera inspired by the natural vision of predators such as eagles that captures images with a high central acuity. Source link…

A decisive step towards enhanced regional cooperation for the management of Black Sea fisheries

A decisive step towards enhanced regional cooperation for the management of Black Sea fisheries

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (GFCM/FAO) concluded the fourth annual meeting of its Working Group on the…

Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation

If degraded and logged areas of tropical forests are left to nature, the populations of certain endangered tree species are not able to recover. This applies in particular to trees…

Tenure & Fishing Rights 2015: Fisheries, forever

FAO is currently co-organizing the global forum ‘Tenure & Fishing Rights 2015: a forum on rights-based approaches for fisheries (UserRights2015)’ with the Government of the Kingdom of…

Deep reefs unlikely to save shallow coral reefs

Often highlighted as important ecological refuges, deep sections of coral reefs (30-60 m depth) can offer protection from the full force of climate change-related impacts, such as intensifying…

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture glossaries have become part of the FAO Term Portal

FAO, 8 April 2015 – Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and the Meeting Programming and Documentation Service have made available, through the FAO Term Portal, the specialized and rich glossaries on…

3-D reconstruction of skull suggests a small crocodile is a new species

A small crocodyliform dinosaur may be a new species. Source link…