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  This publication was prepared as a background paper for an Asia–Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) Regional consultative workshop on “Certification schemes for capture fisheries and aquaculture” held in Viet Nam 18–20 September 2007. At the 29th APFIC Session (21–24 August 2006) in Kuala Lumpur, member countries recommended that APFIC’s work should focus on “Certification in Fisheries” as one of the emerging...
This Workshop report  contributes to the ongoing process of transforming the Asia–Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) into a consultative forum for APFIC members and organizations working in the region. The 29th Session of the APFIC recommended that, as one of its two major work themes in 2007-08, APFIC should focus on standards and trade in the fishery sector as one of...
  At its 29th Session, the Asia–Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) recognized that a rapidly emerging issue in the region is the development of certification schemes for fisheries and aquaculture and the potential opportunities and constraints that these might bring to the region. In particular the member countries specifically requested APFIC to review opportunities and constraints with certification schemes as might apply...
This review by the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) examines the trends in fisheries and aquaculture policy in selected countries in Asia. The analysis is based on national policy documents and relevant literature as well as feedback from fisheries officials/experts in the region. The review assesses the policy status and trends relating to the use of development and/or management targets, natural resource management issues, financial,...
This is the final report of the Regional Workshop on Rehabilitation of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Coastal Communities of Tsunami Affected Countries in Asia held in Bangkok, Thailand from 28 February to 1 March 2005. Major topics discussed were: introduction to workshop and regional strategic framework; country priorities for rehabilitation; the rehabilitation vision and guiding principles; rehabilitation strategies; aligning donors/agencies/...
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