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FAO National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO)
The FAO National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO) collection provides an overview of aquaculture and culture based fisheries at the national level for more than 100 countries.
The FAO National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO) collection consists of concise and comprehensive products, providing a general overview of the aquaculture and culture based fisheries aspects at the national level.
FAO is currently preparing NASOs for more than 100 FAO member countries around the globe, following a standard template.
The NASOs contain detailed information on the history of aquaculture; human resources involved in the sector; farming systems distribution and characteristics; main cultured species contributing to national production; production statistics; description of the main domestic markets and trade; promotion and management of the sector; and development trends and issues at the national level. NASO is part of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department regular programme and it was decided to update the online documents every 4/5 years.
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