ACIAR fisheries program project profiles 2011-2012
Publication Code: 
CP022
Date Released: 
29/08/2011
Summary

The Fisheries Program, through research partnerships, assists collaborating agencies to build and sustain their capacity to manage capture fisheries and aquaculture industries for improved incomes and food security. The current portfolio of about 20 active projects covers issues related to the responsible management of wild capture fisheries and many aspects of aquaculture, including the development of innovative resource management approaches; improved technologies; the elimination of serious adverse environmental impacts arising from fishing or farming practices; better utilisation of existing harvests; and the development of productive and sustainable aquatic farming systems. ACIAR is committed to active engagement with relevant local communities, resource managers, extension agencies and policy makers in project design and execution to promote informed local ownership and effective engagement.