Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Key publications

APFIC Regional Consultative Workshop on Fishing capacity management and IUU fishing,  held in Phuket, Thailand, from 13 to 15 June 2007   This workshop was held to meet the recommendation of the 29th Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) to assist member countries improve the management of their fishing capacity in the region, including combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The overall aim of the workshop was to...
Morgan, G., D. Staples, and S. Funge-Smith (2007). Fishing Capacity Management and IUU Fishing in Asia. RAP Publication 2007/16   The Asian region accounts for about 50 percent of global wild capture fisheries production and about 90 percent of aquaculture production. The sustainable management of these fisheries resources, therefore, is an activity of global importance as well as being critical to countries of...
  This handbook provides a convenient summary of regional and subregional bodies and arrangements concerned with sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development. It includes information on a selection of “environmental/fisheries” arrangements.
  LAMBERTS, D. 2001. Tonle Sap fisheries: a case study on floodplain gillnet fisheries in Siem Reap, Cambodia. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. RAP Publication 2001/11, 133 p. Gillnet fishing makes up a substantial part of the inland fisheries in Cambodia, which are important to food security and to the national economy. The Tonle Sap ecosystem is...
This document reviews the need for strengthening the role of regional fishery bodies in Asia-Pacific. Rapid fisheries development is taking place in the region resulting in the depletion of many fish stocks. Regional bodies should be provided with proper mandates to ensure the environmental sustainability of fisheries resources. As for APFIC, the meeting suggested that it concentrate its activities in...
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