Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1st Jun 2003 - 30th Jun 2003
This is a good time to be talking about fisheries in the overall context of regional water resources management. For the first time in an international declaration on water, the importance of inland fisheries has been noted.
This was in the Ministerial Declaration from the 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto on 16-23 March, which devoted a whole paragraph to the subject, recognising inland fisheries as a major source of food, and calling for "intensified efforts to improve water quality and quantity in rivers and protection or restoration of breeding areas."
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