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RAP Publication: 2001/18
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED
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
This is the edited version of the report approved by the Twenty-seventh Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission.
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
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