Report of the 31st Session of the Committee on Fisheries (Rome, 9-13 June 2014) (C 2015/23)

Statement by Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of IMO 

Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication 

CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT OF THE TECHNICAL CONSULTATION ON INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SECURING SUSTAINABLE SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES 

Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance 

                   

The Committee on Fisheries (COFI), a subsidiary body of the FAO Council, was established by the FAO Conference at its Thirteenth Session in 1965.

The Committee presently constitutes the only global inter-governmental forum where major international fisheries and aquaculture problems and issues are examined and recommendations addressed to governments, regional fishery bodies, NGOs, fishworkers, FAO and international community, periodically on a world-wide basis.

COFI has also been used as a forum in which global agreements and non-binding instruments were negotiated.

last updated:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014