Provisional Agenda and Timetable 

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) 2014

Presentation of SOFIA 

Statement by Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of IMO 



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.

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