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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 biennial review of aquaculture production in the Asia-Pacific region has been produced by the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) Secretariat as part of its function to inform member countries of the status and trends in the fishery and aquaculture sectors...

The APFIC Regional overview of fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific 2012 is an ongoing biennial effort by the Commission to collate national sources of data that can help to explain some of the background effects on the fisheries of...

Last publications

Fish and fish products play a highly important role in the food and nutritional security of rural, urban and coastal populations throughout Asia and the Pacific. In many countries, catching or farming aquatic resources forms a vital part of rural...

Effective fishery management in Asia is more critical than ever, now that the region is passing from four decades of expansion and increased production to an era of overcapacity, overexploitation and unsustainable practices.

The high growth in capture...

Meeting reports

This is the final report of the Thirty-third Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, India and convened in Hyderabad, India, 23–25 June 2014. The principal actions of the Thirty-third Session were to: review...

This is the final report of the Thirty-second Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) hosted by the Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and convened in Da Nang, Viet Nam, on 20–22 September 2012....