Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

(2009) Report of the Seventy-second session of the APFIC Executive Committee

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (2009). Report of the Seventy-second session of the APFIC Executive Committee, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 23-25 September 2009. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, RAP Publication 2009/20, 24 p.

This document presents the final report of the Seventy-second Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) which was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 23 to 25 September 2009. The APFIC Executive Committee's main function is to direct the conduct of the Commission's business and affairs between its biennial sessions. The APFIC Executive Committee for biennium 2009-2010 is composed of the Republic of Korea (Chairperson), Viet Nam (Vice Chairperson), Philippines and Sri Lanka (Members), Indonesia (the outgoing Chairperson) and the Secretary of the Commission (as Ex-officio member). Major topics discussed at the meeting were ways to improve APFIC's effectiveness for its members in the region; the issues of significance to the region that have emerged in regional and international fora over the past biennium; progress and outcomes of the APFIC regional consultative workshops on "Practical implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture in the APFIC region" and "Improving resilience and reducing vulnerability of livelihoods in small-scale fisheries"; preparations for the Third Regional Consultative Forum meeting and the Thirty-first Session of APFIC to be held in Republic of Korea in September 2010. A number of recommendations made by the Executive Committee concerning future activities need to be acted on by the Secretariat in close cooperation with participating members and in partnership with other regional fishery bodies in Asia and the Pacific region.