|FAO Fisheries Report No. 283||FIP/R283(En)|
FIFTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE FOR INLAND FISHERIES OF AFRICA
Cairo, Egypt, 15–20 January 1983
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PREPARATION OF THIS PAPER
This is the final version of the report as approved by the Fifth Session of the Committee for Inland Fisheries of Africa.
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|Participants in the session|
FAO, 1983 Report of the fifth session of the Committee for Inland Fisheries of Africa. Cairo, Egypt, 15–20 January 1983. FAO Fish.Rep., (283) :23 p.
|Members of the Committee|
|Other interested nations and international organizations|
|FAO Fisheries Department|
|Fishery Officers in FAO Regional Offices|
The final report of the Committee for Inland Fisheries of Africa (CIFA), held in Cairo, Egypt, from 15 to 20 January 1983, is presented. Major topics considered were (1) status and prospects of extension services in African inland fisheries; (2) prevention of post-harvest losses; (3) fisheries development of Lake Victoria; (4) aquaculture development; (5) synthesis of African reservoir fisheries; (6) water pollution. Among the recommendations of the meeting were: (i) a regional project patterned on the model of the FAO/DANIDA/Norway programme for the integrated development of small-scale fisheries in West Africa is also required for East and Central Africa; (ii) the newly established Cooperative Research Programme on Fish Technology in Africa should closely cooperate with extension services to promote reduction in post-harvest losses; (iii) endorsement of action programme for the development and management of Lake Victoria fisheries and the draft proposal for the investigation and development of pelagic fisheries of the lake; (iv) priority should be given to aquaculture systems in which feeding is based on the increased use of organic fertilization and the association of fish farming with all forms of animal husbandry; (v) CIFA activities on African reservoir during the coming intersessional period should be mainly concerned with study of small pelagic fishes in African natural lakes and reservoirs and review of preimpoundment studies; (vi) pollution studies should be included in regional or sub-regional fishery projects as appropriate.
A list of major decisions and recommendations of the session is included as Appendix E.
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OPENING OF THE SESSION
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SEESSION
STATUS AND PROSPECTS OF EXTENSION SERVICES IN AFRICAN INLAND FISHERIES
PREVENTION OF POST-HARVEST LOSSES
CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF THE CIFA SUB-COMMITTEE FOR LAKE VICTORIA
SYNTHESIS OF AFRICAN RESERVOIR FISHERIES
AMENDMENT OF RULE II OF CIFA RULES OF PROCEDURE
PROPOSALS FOR THE MAJOR TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION AT THE SIXTH SESSION OF CIFA
ANY OTHER MATTERS
FAO World Conference on Fisheries Management and Development
Fishery development in Lake Tanganyika
Congo/Zaire river basin fishery
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
DATE AND PLACE OF THE SIXTH SESSION
ADOPTION OF THE REPORT
A List of participants
C List of documents
D Summary report of the Roundtable discussion on increasing benefits from African reservoir fisheries
E Main decisions and recommendations for action