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.

Upcoming & recent events

Bangkok, Thailand The Session of the Asia-Pacific Fisheries Commission (APFIC) is convened every two years to review Commission activities of the  APFIC Secretariat, APFIC members and partners on major programme activities during the intersessional period of the Commission. The  working papers and related information documents  for the  36th Session of the...

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...

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

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing constitutes a persistent and pressing problem estimated to account for up to USD 23 billion annually in the APFIC area of competence (hereafter referred to as the ‘APFIC area’). The effects of IUU fishing...

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...

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...