The EAFnet has been developed to facilitate access to the information and resources that are available at FAO on the application of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF).
This includes background information about EAF, the EAF toolbox to assist with EAF management planning and implementation, plus links to all the various EAF projects being undertaken by FAO.
The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) has been adopted by the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) as the appropriate and practical way to fully implement the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.
EAF is a risk based management planning process that covers the principles of Sustainable Development including the human and social elements of sustainability, not just the ecological and environmental components.
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