Documents of category Biota

Organization and Maintenance of Fish Diversity in Shallow Waters of Tropical Floodplain Rivers  

Organization and Maintenance of Fish Diversity in Shallow Waters of Tropical Floodplain Rivers

Historical and zoogeographic factors appear to explain the origin of Neotropical freshwater fish diversity, but proximate factors maintaining such remarkable levels of regional diversity, particularly in large floodplain rivers, remains unknown.Floodplain rivers are characterized by high levels of landscape and temporal heterogeneity.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific -
Uploaded on: Apr 2005
File size: 392 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Assessment , Fisheries
Category: Biota

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A Review of the Ganges Basin; its Fish and Fisheries  

A Review of the Ganges Basin; its Fish and Fisheries

The Ganges Basin drains an area of 814 800 km2, spans the countries India, Nepal and Bangladesh and is occupied by around 200 million people.In its lower sectors it contains some of the highest population densities in the world and also includes major urban areas.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific -
Uploaded on: Apr 2005
File size: 728 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Assessment , Fisheries
Category: Biota

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The Present Status of the River Rhine with Special Emphasis on Fisheries Development  

The Present Status of the River Rhine with Special Emphasis on Fisheries Development

The Rhine basin (1 320 km, 225 000 km2) is shared by nine countries (Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Belgium and the Netherlands) with a population of about 54 million people and provides drinking water to 20 million of them.

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Uploaded on: Apr 2005
File size: 846 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Assessment , Fisheries
Category: Biota

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People and Fisheries Management  

People and Fisheries Management

The paper focuses on the role of people in fisheries management.Starting with definitions of management, the document gives an overview of different management concepts in relation to participation of local population and their impact on fishery resources.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific -
Uploaded on: Apr 2005
File size: 406 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Assessment , Fisheries
Category: Biota

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Review of the Present State of the Environment, Fish Stocks and Fisheries of the River Niger (West Africa)  

Review of the Present State of the Environment, Fish Stocks and Fisheries of the River Niger (West Africa)

The Niger River is the fourth most important river in Africa.It is 4 200 km long with an estimated watershed area of 1 125 000 km2.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific -
Uploaded on: Apr 2005
File size: 575 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Assessment , Fisheries
Category: Biota

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Human Impact on Rivers in the Ponto Caspian Basin and their Fish  

Human Impact on Rivers in the Ponto-Caspian Basin and their Fish

Fifty years ago up to 650 000 tonnes of fish were captured annually from the rivers of the Ponto-Caspian basin.Among them were valuable sturgeon, bream, carp, pikeperch, sabre fish and catfish.

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Uploaded on: Apr 2005
File size: 296 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Assessment , Fisheries
Category: Biota

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Ecoregion Conservation for Freshwater Systems, with a Focus on Large Rivers  

Ecoregion Conservation for Freshwater Systems, with a Focus on Large Rivers

Conservation planning with the express purpose of protecting the aquatic biodiversity of large river systems is a relatively new endeavour.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific -
Uploaded on: Apr 2005
File size: 258 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Assessment , Fisheries
Category: Biota

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River Fisheries: Ecological Basis for Management and Conservation  

River Fisheries: Ecological Basis for Management and Conservation

Large rivers and their floodplains support a significant proportion of the world's biodiversity and provide important goods and ecological services to society, including fisheries.


Uploaded on: Apr 2005
File size: 408 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Assessment , Fisheries
Category: Biota

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Status and Management of Fishery Resources of the Yangtze River  

Status and Management of Fishery Resources of the Yangtze River

The Yangtze River is the largest river in the Peoples Republic of China.It is 6 300 km long and drains 1.8 million km2 of land.It delivers 1 000 billion m3 of freshwater into the Shanghai Bay.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific -
Uploaded on: Apr 2005
File size: 523 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Assessment , Fisheries
Category: Biota

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Ecological Status and Problems of the Danube River and its Fish Fauna: A Review  

Ecological Status and Problems of the Danube River and its Fish Fauna: A Review

The ecological status of the Danube River and its fisheries prior to 1988 has been summarised by Bacalbasa-Dobrovici (1989) for the first International Large River Symposium.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific -
Uploaded on: Apr 2005
File size: 960 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Assessment , Fisheries
Category: Biota

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