Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Report of the Seventy-fourth Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission. 2013. Report of the Seventy-fourth Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, New Delhi, India, 22–24 May 2013, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, RAP Publication 2013/10, 40 p.

This document presents the final report of the Seventy-fourth Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) which was held in New Delhi, India, from 22 to 24 May 2013. The APFIC Executive Committee’s main function is to direct the conduct of business and affairs of the Commission between its biennial Sessions and provide advice to the Secretariat. The APFIC Executive Committee at its Seventy-fourth session comprised India (Chairperson), Sri Lanka (Vice-Chairperson), Thailand and Philippines (Members), Viet Nam (the former Chairperson) and the Secretary of the Commission (as an ex officio member).

The Executive Committee made a number of recommendations relating to the thematic areas covered under the APFIC workplan and made specific recommendations to be referred to the Thirty-second FAO Asia-Pacific Regional Conference. These covered the thematic areas of aquaculture, inland fisheries and marine fisheries. In addition, the Executive Committee suggested that APFIC convene a High level advisory meeting for senior fishery officers in the 2014-2015 to brief on the key priority issues facing the fisheries and aquaculture sectors of the region and noted several key areas for attention under the forthcoming workplan.

The Executive Committee made recommendations for changes for the programme and preparations for the Fifth Regional Consultative Forum Meeting and the Thirty-third Session of APFIC to be held in India in 2014. The Executive Committee agreed that the Seventy-fifth Session of the Executive Committee would be convened in Sri Lanka in September 2014 or thereabouts.