The National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO) map collection aims to assist FAO Members to inventory and monitor aquaculture, using Google Earth and Google Maps technology. The collection has the potential to be used for a number of purposes, such as monitoring the status of and trends in aquaculture development and addressing site selection and zoning issues. This user manual, available as a bilingual document in English/French, is meant to facilitate the completion of the Microsoft Excel form needed to create the NASO maps. The manual is intended for all FAO Members that report aquaculture statistics to FAO and to inventory and monitor aquaculture in their respective countries and territories.
The NASO map collection is being developed by the Aquaculture Branch in collaboration with the Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics and Information Branch of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department.