Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

(2003) Report of the sixty-ninth session of the Executive Committee of APFIC

This publication presents the final report of the sixty-ninth session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) which was held in Pattaya, Thailand from 15 to 16 December 2003. Among the major topics discussed was the future role of APFIC. Most members wished to see the Commission continue its functions and to assume a new role as a regional consultative body to promote integration of the regional activities relating to fisheries. To provide an integrating mechanism for APFIC to assume its proposed role, it was recommended that APFIC organize and conduct a regional consultative forum as a biennial event. A summary of the main recommendations/decisions is included as an appendix to the report.