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Specific countries experience:

Not all represented exactly :-(

Not all represented exactly :-(

Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belize, Belgium, Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Federates States of Micronesia, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshal Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Moçambique, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates.


Speaker at the following international Congresses and Workshops

  • INFOFISH World Tuna Forum, Thailand 2014 and 2016.
  • INFOFISH Pacific Islands Tuna Forum: PNG 2010, Palau 2012 and Solomon Islands 2013, Fiji 2015 and PNG 2017.
  • WWF MCS Emerging Technologies Workshop, NZ 2016.
  • 5th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop, NZ 2016.
  • FFA Catch Documentation Schemes Workshop. Fiji, 2015
  • FAO Worldwide Expert Consultation on Technical Guidelines for Catch Certification Schemes - Rome, 2015

Public Appearances & Media

TEDx Talk - Fisheries Compliance, Fairness and Us. Hosted in the TED channel of YouTube 






On the 20th anniversary of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, FAO interviews me on the importance of the Code and the challenges ahead:





Radio NZ Interviews:

Tuna quota management reality check        Uncertain future for Pacific Tuna Fisheries  
Solution sought by Pacific for illegal Vietnamese vessels 


Hosch, G. and Blaha, F. 2017. Seafood traceability for fisheries compliance: Country-level support for the effective implementation of Catch Documentation Schemes. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. FAO, Rome. Italy. In press.

Blaha, F. 2016. Illustrated Manual on Good Practices to Improve the Marine Products from the Subsistence Fishery Sector in the Asia Pacific Region. APEC Publication Number: APEC#216-OF-03.1. Singapore

Blaha, F. 2016. Illegal fishing in the central and South Pacific. SPC Fisheries Newsletter #151 Noumea, New Caledonia.

Blaha, F. 2016. EU Market Access a Fishery and Aquaculture Products (2016). Self Published, Waiheke Island, NZ.

Blaha, F. 2015. Impacts of the European Commission yellow cards in the Pacific. SPC Fisheries Newsletter #148. Noumea, New Caledonia.

Blaha et all. 2015. Study on Traceability of Fisheries Products. A comparative study of 10 country cases under the framework of the programme GCP/INT/25/JPN. FAO, Rome. Italy.

Blaha, F. 2015. EU Market Access for Fishery and Aquaculture Products. Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO). Zurich.

Blaha et all. 2015. Recommendations for a Global Framework to Ensure the Legality and Traceability of Wild-Caught Fish Products  Expert Panel on Legal and Traceable Wild Fish Products. Washington DC USA.

Blaha, F. 2014. Assisting Papua New Guinea with the European Union “yellow card” for IUU fishing. SPC Fisheries Newsletter #144. Noumea, New Caledonia.

Blaha, F. 2012. EU market access for small islands. FAO-INFOFISH International.

Blaha, F. 2011. EU Market Access (Health and IUU) & Eco-labelling for Fishery and Aquaculture Products. Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO). Zurich,

Blaha, F. 2010. Development of a bait for the longlining fishery of snapper in New Zealand. Lambert Academic Publishing. Germany, ISBN -978-3-8383-6081-2. 

Blaha, F. 2009. The 2 certifications to export seafood to the EU – A side to side analysis of the Heath and non IUU requirements and practical ways to facilitate its implementation. FAO -Infopesca Journal. Vol. 40. Uruguay. A

Blaha, F. 2009. How to export seafood to the EU - 2nd Edition. By ITC (WTO/UNCTAD). Geneva.


Contributor to:

Siar, S.V et all. 2011. Experiences and lessons from the cleaner fishing harbours initiative in India. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular. No. 1068. Rome, FAO.

Sciortino, J.A. 2010. Fishing harbour planning, construction and management. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 539. Rome, FAO.

Gonçalves, A and Blaha, F. 2010. A. Cold chain in seafood industry. In: Larsen, M.E. (ed.), Refrigeration: Theory, Technology and Applications. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.,. (ISBN: 978-1-61668-930-8).

Blaha, F; Nassereddine, S.; Gonçalves, A. 2010. Legislação do pescado (Seção VI). In: Gonçalves, A.A. (Ed.). Tecnologia do pescado: ciência, tecnologia, inovação e legislação. Rio de Janeiro (RJ): Atheneu,