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Biological diversity

Definition(s)

A fishery is characterized by the categories of people involved, species or type of fish, area of water or seabed, method of fishing, class of boats, purpose of the activities or a combination of the foregoing features. (Source: FAO, 1997)
The industry of catching, processing and selling fish. (Source: GEMET/ CED)

In other languages

French
pêche
Russian
рыболовство
Spanish
pesquerías
Chinese, Simplified
渔业
Arabic
الصيد

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with fishery

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with fishery. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Basel Convention
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Convention on Migratory Species
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
Ramsar Convention
Jeddah Convention
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas

Multimedia

Presentation - Biodiversity for Fisheries and Aquaculture