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General
Data set name

Catches of anchovy in Georgian waters by national and foreign fleets

Data holding centreMinistry of Agriculture and Food, Fisheries Department
CountryGeorgia  Georgia
Time period1970 - 2003
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Georgian Black Sea coast

Observations 
Parameters

Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Fishing by-catch; Fishery characterisation

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

The Government of Georgia requested the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) technical assistance for the development and management of fisheries and aquaculture. FAO, through its Technical Cooperation Programme, approved the TCP/GEO/2904 (A) Project, aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Agriculture for the fisheries sector rehabilitation. The general objective of the project is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Fisheries Department in leading and assisting the rehabilitation of the fisheries sector in Georgia. Specifically, the Project should produce a national master plan for fisheries development, in consultation with the main stakeholders in the Georgian fisheries sector, as part of the general fisheries policy framework. The project is also expected to review the existing national fisheries legislation and draft appropriate amendments to the draft law on fisheries, in order to facilitate its finalization and approval; and develop a data collection and evaluation systems, according to the specific conditions of the national fishery sector, to be used as tools for fisheries development and management.

OriginatorsMinistry of Agriculture and Food, Fisheries Department
Availability 
OrganisationMinistry of Agriculture and Food, Fisheries Department
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactMaia Metreveli (Project National Consultant)
Address

Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Fisheries Department
6, Gelovani Ave.
Tbilisi

0123
Georgia

Telephone+995 32 33 46 62; +995 99 115591
Emailmmetreveli@yahoo.com
Administration 
Collating centreIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Local identifier39009004
Global identifier1847
Last revised2009-01-24