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Guidelines, Codes of Conduct and Preferred Practices: Fisheries and Aquaculture

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The linked documents are maintained by outside agencies and are provided for information purposes. They are not endorsed by the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment. The linked documents may recommend techniques that do not meet the requirements of Gulf of Maine Council member agencies. They may also contravene regulations in readers’ jurisdictions. Before undertaking activities, readers should check laws, regulations and guidelines in their home jurisdiction. The supporting agencies do not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the information.


Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
Issues: responsible fisheries, fisheries management
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Fisheries and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has developed this code of conduct to aid the development of responsible fisheries.


Funding and Support

Funding and in-kind support for this Guidelines and Codes of Conduct website was provided by Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Maine State Planning Office.


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