Report of the Twenty-Seventh Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) Manila, Philippines, 19-21 September 2001













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RAP Publication: 2001/18

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, Thailand, 2001

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its or frontiers boundaries.


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© FAO 2001

ASIA-PACIFIC FISHERY COMMISSION

The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) established under an agreement formulated at Baguio, Philippines, on 26 February 1948, came into force on 9 November 1948. The FAO Conference at its Fourth Session (1948) approved the establishment of this body under the title “Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council (IPFC)” under Article XIV of the FAO Constitution.

At its Seventeenth Session (1976), IPFC changed its title to “Indo-Pacific Fishery Commission” and amended the Agreement in order to change the functions of the body. The IPFC Agreement was further amended by the Commission at its Twenty-fourth Session in 1993 to be known as “ASIA-PACIFIC FISHERY COMMISSION” (APFIC). The amendments were approved by the FAO Council at its 107th Session in November 1994.

The area of competence of APFIC covers Asia-Pacific. The functions of the Commission are to promote full and proper utilization of living aquatic resources by the development and management of fishing and culture operations and by development of related processing and marketing activities in conformity with the objectives of its members.

Current members of APFIC include Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vietnam.

For more information on APFIC, please contact:

The APFIC Secretariat
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
39 Phra Athit Road, Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Fax: (662) 6974-445
E-mail: FAO-RAP@fao.org


PREPARATION OF THIS REPORT

This is the edited version of the report approved by the Twenty-seventh Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission.


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ABSTRACT

OPENING OF THE SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

REPORTS OF THE AD HOC WORKING GROUPS OF EXPERTS

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

FUTURE DIRECTION OF APFIC

OTHER MATTERS

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

DATE AND PLACE OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

APPENDIX A - LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

APPENDIX B - AGENDA

APPENDIX C - LIST OF DOCUMENTS

APPENDIX D - OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF APFIC