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APFIC convenes Regional Expert Workshop on guidelines for management of tropical trawl fisheries

30/09/2013

APFIC convened a regional  expert  consultation to develop  guidance for tropical trawl fishery management  in Phuket  30 September-4th October, 2013. The   32nd Session of  the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission strongly highlighted the  issues associated with  trawl fisheries in the region and  agreed to  take  trawl fisheries as a model through which to  directly address the management of  trawling and indirectly to  build capacity in  fishery and ecosystem management approaches.

The expert working group was tasked to   deliver  an  output which would be   relevant and usable by  the member countries and  the Commission. The product  of the  expert  working group are the  APFIC regional guidelines for  the management of  tropical trawl fisheries  in the  APFIC region.  These guidelines will be  presented ot the Commisison  at its  next  session  for   endorsement. The tropical trawl guidelines can be accessed here