Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) works to improve understanding, awareness and cooperation in fisheries issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The APFIC Secretariat is hosted by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Key publications

This review presents summary information on 45 river and great lake basins of the world, which support inland fisheries. The information presented is drawn from published information in peer-reviewed journals as well as grey literature. Each basin summary is presented...

This Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries management training course (Inland Fisheries) is designed as a complete training course for the sustainable management of inland fisheries using the ecosystem approach. It is targeted at middle-level fishery and environment officers, extension workers, facilitators...

Latest Publications

This handbook aims to enhance the entrepreneurial capacity of small producers in the tilapia value chain. It describes the principles involved and explains the practical skills in analyzing situations and designing an efficient business arrangement that would increase opportunities for...

Aquaculture sector in Asia-Pacific has grown rapidly during the past four decades and contributed significantly to food security, nutrition, livelihood and overall socioeconomic development in the region. Meanwhile, disease problem has become increasingly challenging in aquaculture. Un-prudent and poorly controlled...

The FAO/APFIC Regional Consultative Workshop, Building Climate-Resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific Region brought together policymakers, managers and practitioners who were engaged in addressing climate change in relation to fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region through the development...

This document presents the final report of the Seventy-seventh Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) that was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 5 to 7 March 2019. The Executive Committee: (i) welcomed an update...