FAO Fisheries Report No. 838 FAO Fisheries Report No. 838
FIEP/R838 (En)

FAO/JAPAN GOVERNMENT COOPERATIVE PROGRAMME                GCP/INT/942/JPN


Report and documentation of the
EXPERT CONSULTATION ON DEEP-SEA
FISHERIES IN THE HIGH SEAS

Bangkok, Thailand,
2123 November 2006


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2007

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Report and documentation of the Expert Consultation on Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas. Bangkok, Thailand, 2123 November 2006.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 838. Rome, FAO. 2007. 203p.

ABSTRACT

This Expert Consultation was convened in order to address continuing global concerns regarding deep-sea fisheries in the high seas and to build on outputs from previous conferences. The impetus for the consultation also emerged from recommendations of the twenty-sixth session of COFI (2005). Four main aspects of deep-sea fisheries in the high seas were highlighted: the overall resource, management of the resource, legal issues, and high seas marine protected areas. The consultation sought to improve knowledge of management issues and constraints. Activities that build on this information will follow in 2007 and 2008.

This document contains an overview of the meeting and the main conclusions and recommendations developed by the participants. In addition the four background papers that were commissioned for the consultation, as well as complementary presentations and documents presented in Bangkok are included.



CONTENTS

Report and documentation of the Expert Consultation on Deep-sea Fisheries
in the High Seas.

List of acronyms and abbreviations (Download pdf 90 kb)

PART 1:  REPORT OF THE EXPERT CONSULTATION ON (Download Full Part 1 pdf 241 kb)
               DEEP-SEA FISHERIES IN THE HIGH SEAS

     OVERVIEW OF THE MEETING AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION

     CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

     Annex I:   Illustrative regulatory framework for fisheries
     Annex II:  Summary information on selected high-seas deep-sea target fisheries and species
     Annex III: Summary information on selected high-seas deep-sea minor, bycatch, lapsed or
                    closed fisheries


APPENDIXES OF PART 1

     1.A  Agenda
     1.B  Welcoming address by Mr He Changchui, Assistant Director-General and
            Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
     1.C  List of participants


PART 2:  EXPERT CONSULTATION BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS (Download Full Part 2 pdf 2,304 kb)

     1  DEEP-SEA RESOURCES AND FISHERIES (Download pdf 679 kb)
         by D.W. Japp and S. Wilkinson

     2  CAN DEEP WATER FISHERIES BE MANAGED SUSTAINABLY? (Download pdf 708 kb)
         by M.P. Sissenwine and P.M. Mace

     3  CURRENT LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES RELATING (Download pdf 211 kb)
         TO THE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF HIGH
         SEAS DEEP-SEA FISHERIES
         by E.J. Molenaar

     4  HIGH SEAS MARINE PROTECTED AREAS AND DEEP (Download pdf 273 kb)
         SEA FISHING
         by K.M. Gjerde

APPENDIXES OF PART 2 (Download pdf 661 kb)

     2.A  INVENTORY OF HIGH SEAS DEEPWATER RESOURCES AND FISHERIES
            by A. Bensch
     2.B  SIODFA PRESENTATION
            by G. Patchell
     2.C  IUCN MEDITERRANEAN PRESENTATION
            by F. Simard


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