Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing

Fisheries, including aquaculture, provide a vital source of food, employment, recreation, trade and economic well-being for people throughout the world, both for present and future generations and should therefore be conducted in a responsible manner. This code sets out principles and international standards of behavior for responsible practices with a view to ensuring the effective conservation, management and development of living aquatic resources, with due respect for the ecosystem and biodiversity. The code takes into account the biological characteristics of the resources and their environment and the interest of the consumers and other users, States and all those involved in fisheries are encouraged to apply the code and giving effect to it.

Articles of code of conduct for responsible fishing

  • Nature and scope of the code
  • Objective of the code
  • Relationship with other international instruments
  • Implementation, monitoring and updating
  • Special requirements of developing countries
  • General principles
  • Fisheries Management
  • Fishing operations
  • Aquaculture development
  • Integration of fisheries into coastal area management
  • Post-harvest practices and trade
  • Fisheries Research