after the tsunami – rehabilitation of fisheries and aquaculture in coastal communities

APFIC have published a number of reports available as free downloads about the rehabilitation of fisheries and aquaculture in coastal communities in those countries affected by the 1994 tsunami.

Strategic framework – Rehabilitation of fisheries and aquaculture in tsunami affected countries represents a regional strategic framework that has been developed in support of recovery and rehabilitation efforts following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami waves that originated off the west coast of northern Sumatra on the 26 December 2004 and that caused extensive damage to coastal communities in the region.

The framework presented consists of a vision for the rehabilitation of the fishery and aquaculture sectors which reflects an “ideal state” towards which all strategies and activities contribute and which avoids the mistakes of the past.

In response to the disaster, a consortium (CONSRN) of key regional agencies was formed with the objective of supporting coordination and harmonization of rehabilitation efforts in fisheries and aquaculture. In particular, it was agreed that activities were to focus on collating and disseminating information, carrying out assessments and supporting partners and governments to build a common vision for post-tsunami rehabilitation of the sector.

Other documents available as free downloads include: the report of the FAO/MOAC Joint tsunami assessment mission – Thailand. This is a report of a joint FAO/Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) detailed technical damage and needs assessment mission in the fisheries and agriculture sectors.

This is the final report of the Regional Workshop on Rehabilitation of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Coastal Communities of Tsunami Affected Countries in Asia held in Bangkok, Thailand from 28 February to 1 March 2005 is also available as a free download. Major topics discussed were: introduction to workshop and regional strategic framework; country priorities for rehabilitation; the rehabilitation vision and guiding principles; rehabilitation strategies; aligning donors/agencies/ countries to strategies and the workshop recommendations.

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