Toolkit on allocated zones for aquaculture: Benefits, implementation and management.

Abstract: 

The toolkit focuses on the development and implementation of Allocation Zones for Aquaculture (AZA) in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It is based on the results of existing AZA in these regions. The toolkit is addressed to policy-makers, regulators including marine planners, non-governmental organisations, farmers and producer associations, local stakeholders and to all coastal zone users in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Country: 
Year: 
2019
Application in MSP: 
Unknown effect
Sectors: 
Aquaculture
Type of Issue: 
Coexistence of uses
Economic aspects
Environment aspects
Land-sea interactions
Stakeholders
Type of practice: 
Guidance
Handbook
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Develop and implement plan
Coherence with other processes: 
Common Fisheries Policy
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Marine Strategy Framework Directive

QUESTIONS THIS PRACTICE MAY HELP ANSWER:

  • What are the allocated zones for aquaculture?
  • What are the main species cultivated in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea?
  • How are sustainable allocated zones developed for aquaculture? 

IMPLEMENTATION CONTEXT:

The toolkit was developed by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean and the Food and Agriculture Organisation. It focuses on the Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions. 

ASPECTS / OBJECTIVES:

The aim of the document is to share existing knowledge on AZAs in order to maximise their beneficial effects in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

METHOD:

The toolkit contains a series of factsheets introducing the concept of allocated zones for aquaculture (AZA) and presenting a kit of useful tools for the identification, establishment and management of an AZA. The contents of this toolkit are based on the results obtained through the effective implementation of existing AZAs and they are tailored to the specificities of the region.

MAIN OUTPUTS / RESULTS:

The document provides information on aquaculture and recommendations for implementing AZAs in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. 

TRANSFERABILITY:

Information provided in the factsheets could be useful for other sea basins.  

Responsible Entity: 

Food and Agriculture Organization 

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean 

Costs / Funding Source: 

Food and Agriculture Organization 

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean 

Contact person: 

Food and Agriculture Organization 

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean