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  1. Some of the websites providing factual information on Fisheries :

    • 1. FAO Fisheries documents
    • 2. Other institutions addressing fisheries
    • 3. Environmental organizations
    • 4. Some other sites
1. FAO Fisheries documents
  • The Fisheries Department of FAO (FAO Fisheries) aims to promote sustainable development of responsible fisheries and to contribute to food security: 
  • The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) is the flagship publication of the FAO Fisheries department. The 2004 edition published in early 2005 was summarized by GreenFacts. The figures have been updated in a more recent edition, but the main messages still hold. The FAO document is available at: 
  • FAO Fisheries Departement also publishes a periodical "Review of the state of world marine fishery resources", which is available at: 
2. Other institutions addressing fisheries
3. Environmental organizations
  • The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes responsible fishing practices: 
  • The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK charity dedicated to protecting the marine environment and its wildlife: 
  • The WorldFish Center proposes publications and news about fisheries worldwide at: 
4. Some other sites
  • The FISHONLINE website of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) can help identify which fish are from well managed sources and caught using methods that minimise damage to marine wildlife and habitats: 
  • OceanLaw proposes links to the entire text of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea at: 
  • FishBase proposes thorough information and data on all fishes at: 
  • The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) proposes the latest news on fisheries and the life, livelihood and living conditions of fishworkers around the world at: 
  • The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition proposes fishery-related news at: 
  • The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea is the Regional Fishery Body that coordinates and promotes marine research in the North Atlantic. It proposes news on fisheries at: 
  • Onefish is an Internet portal for fisheries and aquatic research which provides access to hierarchically organised groups of information: 

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