Blue harvest: inland fisheries as an ecosystem service

Blue harvest: inland fisheries as an ecosystem service

This new UNEP report looks at the pressures and the drivers of ecosystems degradation that affect inland fisheries, and reviews opportunities on how to manage inland fisheries sustainably through ecosystem management approaches.

 

 

 

Blue Harvest: Inland Fisheries as an Ecosystem Service focuses on the importance of inland fisheries as an ecosystem service that significantly contributes to food production and livelihoods in many parts of the world but at the same time depends upon a sustained supply of freshwater of appropriate quality and sustainable ecosystems functioning. The assessment looks at the pressures and the drivers of ecosystems degradation that affect inland fisheries, and reviews opportunities on how to manage inland fisheries sustainably through ecosystem management approaches. Case studies in the report give examples of the status, pressures and how inland fisheries have developed and dealt with in different parts of the world. The publication aims at raising awareness about the importance of inland fisheries as they provide multiple benefits to humans but have been found to be in decline and about the relevance of developing capacities to improve the management of the environment required to protect and sustain this ecosystem service in the long term.

See Also

Feature: A fish moves west  
http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/317562


Report: The state of world fisheries and aquaculture 2008 
http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/268143

Report: Ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture 
http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/290930

Report: Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture 
http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/293450

Report: Status and potential of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific 2008

http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/264577

Report: Enhancing financial services flow to small scale marine fisheries sector 

http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/266228

Report: Ecosystem-based fisheries management requires a change  
http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/306797
   

 

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