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35th Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC)

11/05/2018 13/05/2018

Cebu, Philippines The Asia-Pacific Fisheries Commission (APFIC) Session is convened every two years for the Secretariat to report to the APFIC members and partners on major programme activities carried out and achievements of the Secretariat during the intersessional period and the operation of the Commission. The Commission reviewed the progress and follow up actions in key programme areas - such as the Regional Blue Growth Initiative, actions to implement the IPOA-IUU, building climate resilience, responsible production and use of feed in aquaculture - by the Secretariat and endorsed the relevant recommendations after providng comments and feedback from the countries and partners. The APFIC Session also reviewed and discussed the recommendations from the 7th Regional Consultative Forum Meeting, which was convened just before the Session, and endorsed the proposed priority areas of work to support the member countries in addressing the critical issues in the development of fisheries and aquaculture sector. During the 35th APFIC Session, the Commission reviewed the draft 6-year APFIC Strategy (2018-2023) prepared by the Secretariat and endorsed the new strategy with comments and suggested revisions. This Session also discussed how to strengthen the operational capability and financial situation of the Commission. 

Session Documents 

APFIC/18/01 Agenda and Timetable

APFIC/18/02 Inter-sessional activities of APFIC

APFIC/18/03 Report of the Seventy-sixth Session of the Executive Committee

APFIC/18/04 Summary overview report of the outcomes of the Seventh APFIC RCFM

APFIC/18/05 Regional overview of the status and trends of fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific Region 2016

APFIC/18/06 Promote responsible production and use of feed and feed ingredients for sustainable growth of  aquaculture in Asia-Pacific

APFIC/18/07 Building climate  resilient fisheries and aquaculture in Asia-Pacific

APFIC/18/08 Implementation of the FAO regional initiative on blue growth in Asia-Pacific

APFIC/18/09 Support to the implementation of the IPOA-IUU in the member countries

APFIC/18/10 Update on resource mobilization to support sustainable fisheries and aquacutre in the APFIC region

APFIC/18/11.1 APFIC's 2018-2023 strategic plan

APFIC/18/11.2 APFIC's 2018-2019 programme of work and budget

Information documents

APFIC/18/INF 01 Provisional list of documents

APFIC/18/INF 02 Provisional list of participants

APFIC/18/INF 03 Report of the Thirty-fourth Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12-14 February 2016

APFIC/18/INF 04 Report of the Seventy-sixth Session of the APFIC Executive Committee, Manila, Philippines, 21-23 February 2017

APFIC/18/INF 05 Summary recommendations of the 7th APFIC Regional Consultative Forum Meeting

APFIC/18/INF 06 Regional overview of the status and trends of fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region 2016

APFIC/18/INF 07 Report on regional consultation promoting responsible production and use of feed and feed ingredients for sustainable growth of aquaculture in Asia-Pacific

APFIC/18/INF 08 Report of the regional consultation to build resilience of aquaculture and fisheries in Asia-Pacific

APFIC/18/INF 09 Implementation of the Asia and Pacific's regional initiative on blue growth

APFIC/18/INF 10 Technical Cooperation Project – Support to countries to address illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU)

APFIC/18/INF 11 Ideas note for fisheries and aquaculture under GEF-7

APFIC/18/INF 12 APFIC's 2018-2023 Strategic Plan