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Expert Workshop on Status and Trends in Aquatic Genetic Resources (2006)

This workshop brought together a small group of internationally recognized experts in the fields of aquaculture, capture fisheries, molecular genetics, international development, and aquatic conservation.

At the request of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) to prepare a document on the status of aquatic resources, WFT and the Fishery Resources Division of FAO convened a second international workshop in 2006. The workshop, titled Status and Trends in Aquatic Genetic Resources: a Basis for International Policy, was held May 8th to 10th, in Victoria, British Columbia.

The workshop brought together a small group of internationally recognized experts in the fields of aquaculture, capture fisheries, molecular genetics, international development, and aquatic conservation. During the workshop the experts identified key policy issues, priorities and implications for the international development community, recommended the creation of technical guidelines and identified areas of work that FAO could pursue to improve information, build capacity, create policy instruments and raise awareness and education.

In direct follow up to this workshop, and as part of our Aquatic Resources and Development project (Funded by IDRC), WFT held a workshop titled 'Sink or Swim' Roundtable on Aquatic Genetic Resources in Victoria, BC, September 26th & 27th, 2006 to raise the profile of genetic resources for fisheries and aquaculture.

With support from FAO of the United Nations

 

Additional Resources:

WORKSHOP ARTICLE- DEVIN BARTLEY (AQUACULTURE NEWSLETTER, 35, JUNE 2006)