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Ian Goulding: Money, jobs or food. Who needs fisheries and why?

In his presentation, Ian Goulding talks about “Money, jobs or food. Who needs fisheries and why?” Mr. Goulding was in Iceland on behalf of United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme located in Iceland ( The presentation is held in Matís’ HQ in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Too often these days fisheries policy is driven solely by issues of sustainability, ignoring the need for management of the economic contribution of the sector. Ecosystem apart there are only three reasons why fisheries might be important; economics, employment and food security.

The presentation will explore some of the metrics available in each area. Value added activities in fisheries and aquaculture (production as well as distribution) contribute to GDP and export revenue; fisheries provides jobs in fishing as well as up- and downstream activities; in many less developed countries fish consumption makes an important contribution to food security; even in some developed countries the dietary contribution of micronutrients (such as omega-3 fatty PUFAs) may be significant.

Impact assessment of fisheries based on these criteria is required to provide the evidential basis for public policy. A quantitative approach to measuring these impacts is essential for the setting of SMART policy objectives (contributing the M – measurable). Use of dependency ratios, especially when spatially disaggregated (for example percentage of jobs linked to fishing in a province) allows public fisheries investments to be considered in the context of the wider economy. It forces consideration of the indicators (OVNIs) and is an essential adjunct to the logical framework approach to design of interventions (overall objective, specific objectives, results, activities, indicators and assumptions). It provides invaluable tools for comparing investment options to optimise benefits from public investment. A case study form a developing country (Ghana) will be used to illustrate how fisheries employment dependency was measured and mapped in a GIS, and used to provide a rational basis for location of landing site investments.

Ian Goulding is a specialist in fish quality, processing and international aspects of fisheries management. He qualified in the UK as an Environmental Health Officer, has a Masters degree in Food Science and a PhD in Fish Technology and Marketing. He has 30+ years of experience in the fish industry, in quality control, product development, international trade and fish processing, as well as in research, consultancy and training functions.

Since 1986 he has worked as a consultant offering specialist advice and assistance to the fishery sector. He worked for seven years for the UK Government on long term projects in Ecuador and Egypt. He has worked for private companies, as an expert witness and on development projects in Africa, Middle East, South East Asia, South America and Central and Eastern Europe. He has advised the EU on socio-economic impacts of fisheries, fisheries agreements with third countries, IUU fishing controls and sanitary aspects of trade on fishery products. He has been instrumental in helping numerous less developed countries meet sanitary requirements for export of fisheries to international markets.

Since 1994 he has been Managing Director of a fisheries consultancy firm, Megapesca Lda of Portugal, where he has managed more than 500 contracts funded by international development agencies. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (UK), and Board Member of the International Association of Fish Inspectors. He runs the IAFI Peter Howgate Award for young fish technologists and edits the popular monthly newsletter “Fishfiles Lite” on EU fisheries matters. He has UK and Portuguese nationalities, and speaks English and Portuguese.


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Asia – Asian People – Their Traditions and Cultures

Asia – Asian People – Their Traditions and Cultures

Asian refers to all the people who are residing in Asia. Asian is a kind of an ethnic group including people of different races who are residing in Asia.

There are many countries that form a part of the continent of Asia like the Islamic nations and the Southeastern countries of Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Asia has the largest land mass in the whole world and is a home to a majority of human population that is residing in the world. Most of the densely populated countries of the world are situated in Asia. There are a large number of countries that constitute this continent and as a result it is home to a wide variety of cultures and traditions. People of Asia are very strongly attached to their homelands and find it very painful to separate from their native countries.

Asian people are progenies of an umpteen number of ethnic races. It contains countries like India, Pakistan, Myanmar, China, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the developed countries of Japan and Russia. This continent is abounding with a variety of climates, lands and amazing landscapes. From Himalayas to the arid lands of Mongolia and Afghanistan, the continent of Asia is bestowed with amazing landscapes. Asia has a huge area of land and the western part of Asia comprises Muslim countries like UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Iran and Dubai and contains features of Arab and Iranian cultures. Asia has people following all the religions from Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. The continent of Asia is blessed with fertile lands in China and India and excels in agricultural production of food grains and rice.

Asian people are known all over the world for their strong cultural values and intelligent minds. This continent has given birth to many famous scientists, celebrities and politicians. Although this continent does not boast of many developed countries, many developing countries within this continent are on the threshold of becoming developed. Asia as a continent was initially under the colonial rule for a very long time except for the countries of Japan or Russia. Many nations like India, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan have suffered the brunt of oppressive colonial rule by Europeans and Americans for a very long period of time.

Times have changed now and the countries of this continent are embarking on the era of economic development like never before. Southeastern countries like India, Sri Lanka and China are experiencing amazingly high rates of per capita GDP growth. These countries have also made an effort to preserve communal harmony and unity by following a policy of inter-regional cooperation and forming associations for the above purpose like SAARC.They have also forged important trade alliances with each other to mutual boost economic growth.

Asia is well known for celebrations and festivals. It is a land where festivals of different cultures and religions are being celebrated. Among the major Hindu festivals are Diwali, Holi, Baisakhi, and Eid ul-Fitr, Dusshera, Onam and Christmas and are celebrated with great fervor all over India.


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