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TITLE: Discards in the world's marine fisheries : an update / by Kieran Kelleher.
AUTHOR: Kelleher, Kieran.
SERIES: FAO fisheries technical paper, 0429-9345 ; 470
SERIES: FAO fisheries technical paper ; no. 470.
PUBLISHED: Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2005.
DESCRIPTION: xix, 131 p. : ill., col. maps ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.
NOTES: The reference materials used in compiling the quantitative data form part of the discard database and are provided on the accompanying CD-ROM. The CD-ROM also contains bibliographical references in Excel, Procite, and PDF formats.
NOTES: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Microsoft Excel; Procite; Adobe Acrobat reader.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-131).
NOTES: Discards represent a significant proportion of global marine catches and are generally thought to constitute waste or suboptimal use of fishery resources. A number of United Nations resolutions have drawn attention to the need to monitor and reduce discards and unwanted bycatch, in order to assess the impact of discards on marine resources and promote technologies and other means of reducing them. This paper provides an update of the quantity of discards in the world's marine fisheries based on a fishery-by-fishery approach. The previous FAO estimate of discards at a global level, based on data prior to 1994, is now considered outdated. The present study re-estimates discards at a global level using information from a broad range of fisheries in all continents. Selected policy and technical issues are highlighted and suggestions made for future actions. A road map for achieving further precision in the global estimate is described and associated initiatives are outlined.
NOTES: Text also available electronically via World Wide Web in PDF format.
SUBJECT: Fishery discards.
SUBJECT: Bycatches (Fisheries)
ADDED ENTRY: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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