Aquaculture. From FAO guidelines on assessing and minimising the possible impacts from the use of non-indigenous species in aquaculture – The FAO has published a very interesting document entitled ‘Guideliness on assessing and minimising the possible impacts from the use of non-indigenous species in aquaculture‘, which provides a set of guidelines prepared and adopted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) to assess and minimise the possible impacts from the use of alien species in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
This document identifies guiding principles and minimum common criteria necessary to minimise the potential negative impacts of non-native species on biodiversity, natural habitats, ecosystems and related ecosystem services. By recommending practical actions to different stakeholders, these guidelines aim to create a common regional framework on aquaculture practices related to the use of non-native species and provide decision-makers with a useful tool to develop policies in that area.
For those interested in downloading the document, the publication is available here.
Aquaculture. FAO guidelines for assessing non-native species impacts