Report of the seventy-third session of the APFIC executive committee


Report of the seventy-third session of the APFIC executive committee

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2011


This document presents the final report of the seventy-third session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) convened in Nha Trang, Viet Nam from 23 to 25 August 2011. Major topics discussed were: ways to improve the effectiveness of APFICs role in the region; updating of the strategic plan for 20122018; intersessional activities and outcomes of the third regional consultative forum meeting; and international fishery developments and recommendations of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI). The Executive Committee endorsed a number of recommendations relating to the direction of APFIC and how to strengthen its function. In addition, the Committee noted several key areas for attention under the forthcoming work plan.

Table of Contents

Opening of the session
Adoption of the agenda
Inter-sessional activities of APFIC
Outcomes of the third APFIC RCFM and recommendations of
    the thirty-first session
International fishery developments and outcome of the
    twenty-ninth session of the committee on fisheries (COFI)
Review of key areas for attention by APFIC and
    partner organizations
Updating the APFIC strategic plan 2012-2018
Improving the effectiveness of APFICs role in the region
APFIC budget
APFIC ongoing workplan and preparations for the fourth
    regional consultative forum meeting and arrangements for
    the thirty-second session of APFIC
Other matters
Date and place of the seventy-fourth session of APFIC
    executive committee
Adoption of the report
Appendix A: List of participants
Appendix B: Agenda seventy-third APFIC executive committee
Appendix C: List of documents
Appendix D: Working paper EXCO/11/4 international issues
    of significance
Appendix E: APFIC strategic plan 2012-2018
Appendix F: Fourth regional consultative forum meeting
Appendix G: Tentative schedule of the thirty-second session of

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