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APPENDIXES:


A. Agenda
B. List of Participants
C. List of Documents
D. Opening Statement by Mr Ichiro Nomura, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries Department

A. Agenda

1. Opening of the Meeting

2. Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable

3. Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Rapporteur

4. Review of some external factors that may impact on the work of regional fishery bodies and fisheries management

5. Indicators to assess the performance of regional fishery bodies

6. Cooperation in global trends and status reporting in fisheries

7. Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing

8. Developments in CITES Criteria for listing commercially-exploited acquatic species

9. Opportunities and challenges for coordinated activities on ecosystem-based management of fisheries

10. Topics/areas for discussion at the Third Meeting

11. Date and place of the Third Meeting

12. Any other matters

13. Adoption of the Report

B. List of Participants

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON
FISHERIES RESEARCH

M. SISSENWINE
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Woods Hole, MA 02543
U.S.A.
Tel: +508 495 2233
Fax: +508 495 2232
Email: michael.sissenwine@noaa.gov

ASIA-PACIFIC FISHERY
COMMISSION

V. HONGSKUL
Senior Fishery Officer
Secretary, APFIC
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the
Pacific (RAP)
Maliwan Mansion
39 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel. 00662 2817844
Fax. 00662 2800445
Email: Veravat.Hongskul@fao.org

COMMISSION FOR THE
CONSERVATION OF ANTARCTIC
MARINE LIVING RESOURCES

E. DE SALAS
Executive Secretary
CCAMLR
PO Box 213
137 Harrington Street
North Hobart, 7000
Tasmania, Australia
Tel. 0061 3 62310366
Fax. 0061 3 62349965
Email: ccamlr@ccamlr.org

COMMISSION FOR THE
CONSERVATION OF SOUTHERN
BLUEFIN TUNA

C. McGREGOR
Executive Secretary
CCSBT
1/19 Napier Close
Deakin
PO Box 37
Deakin West ACT 2600
Australia
Tel. 0061 2 62828396
Fax. 0061 2 62828407
Email: cmcgregor@ccsbt.org.au

COMMITTEE FOR INLAND
FISHERIES OF AFRICA

W.Q.B. WEST
Senior Regional Fishery Officer
Secretary of CIFA
FAO Regional Office for Africa
PO Box 1628
Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 21 7010930/675051-60
Fax: +233 21 7010943
Email: wariboko.west@fao.org

CIFA - SUB-COMMITTEE FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT AND
MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES IN
LAKE TANGANYIKA

G. SSENTONGO
Secretary, CIFA Sub-Committee for the
Development and Management of
Fisheries in Lake Tanganyika
FAO Subregional Office for Southern
and East Africa (SAFR)
P.O. Box 3730, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel. 00263 4 791407
Fax. 00263 4 703497
Email: George.Ssentongo@fao.org

SECRETARIAT OF THE
CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL
TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES
OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA

G. VAN VLIET
CITES Secretariat
15 Ch. des Anemones
Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +4122 9178139/40
Fax: +4122 7973417
Email: cites@unep.ch

COORDINATING WORKING PARTY
ON FISHERY STATISTICS

R. GRAINGER
Chief
Fishery Information, Data and Statistics Unit
Secretary, CWP
FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Tel. 0039 06 57054828
Fax. 0039 06 57052657
Email: Richard.Grainger@fao.org

EUROPEAN INLAND FISHERIES
ADVISORY COMMISSION

H. NAEVE
Senior Fishery Resources Officer
Secretary, EIFAC
FAO
Fishery Resources Division
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Tel. 0039 0657056244
Fax. 00390657053020
Email: Heiner.Naeve@fao.org

FISHERY COMMITTEE FOR THE
EASTERN CENTRAL ATLANTIC

W.Q.B. WEST
Senior Fisheries Officer
Secretary of CECAF
FAO Regional Office for Africa
PO Box 1628
Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 21 7010930/675051-60
Fax: +233 21 7010943
Email: wariboko.west@fao.org

CECAF – SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEE

JALLOW
Regional Fishery Officer
Secretary of SSC
FAO Regional Office for Africa
P.O. Box 1628
Accra, Ghana
Tel. 00233 21 666851
Fax. 00233 21 668427
Email: Alhaji.jallow@fao.org

GENERAL FISHERIES COMMISSION
FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN

H. BEN ALAYA
Senior Fishery Liaison Officer
Secretary, GFCM
FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Tel. 0039 06 57056435
Fax. 0039 06 57056500
Email: Habib.Benalaya@fao.org

INDIAN OCEAN TUNA COMMISSION

D. Ardill
Secretary of IOTC
P.O. Box 1011
Victoria
Seychelles
Tel. 00248 225494
Fax. 00248 224364
Email: iotcsecr@seychelles.net

INTER-AMERICAN TROPICAL TUNA
COMMISSION

R. ALLEN
Director IATTC
8604 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla
California 92037
USA
Tel: +1 858 5467100
Fax: +1 858 5467133
Email: rallen@iattc.ucsd.ed

INTERNATIONAL BALTIC SEA
FISHERY COMMISSION

L. VAARJA
Chairman IBSFC
Ul. Hoza 20
00528 Warsaw, Poland

W. RANKE
Secretary of IBSFC
Ul. Hoza 20
00528 Warsaw
Poland
Tel: +48 22 6268 86 47
Fax: +48 22 625 33 72
Email: ibsfc@polbox.pl

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR
THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA

H. SPARHOLT
Fisheries Assessment Scientist
ICES
Palaegade 2-4
1261 Kbh. K
Denmark
Tel: +45 33154225
Fax: +45 33934215
Email: henriks@ices.dk

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR
THE CONSERVATION OF ATLANTIC TUNAS

V. RESTREPO
ICCAT
C. Corazon de Maria, 8 - 6th Floor
28002 Madrid
Spain
Tel: 0034 91 4165600
Fax. 0034 91 4152612
Email: info@iccat.es

MEKONG RIVER COMMISSION

J. G. JENSEN
Programme Manager
MRC Fisheries Programme
MRC Secretariat
P.O. Box 1112
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Tel: +855 23 720979
Fax: +855 23 720972

K. VATTANATHAM
Programme Officer
MRC Fisheries Programme
MRC Secretariat
P.O. Box 1112
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Tel: +855 23 720979
Fax: +855 23 720972

NORTHEAST ATLANTIC FISHERIES
COMMISSION

K. HOYDAL
Secretary
NEAFC
22 Berners Street
London W1T 3DY
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 76310016
Fax: +44 20 7636 9225
Email: kjartan@neafc.org

NORTH ATLANTIC MARINE
MAMMAL COMMISSION

G. HOVELSRUD-BRODA
General Secretary of NAMMCO
(Sondre Tollbodgate 9 visiting address)
University of Tromso
Tromso 9037, Norway
Tel: +47 77645908
Fax: +4777 645905
Email: nammco-sec@nammco.no

NORTHWEST ATLANTIC FISHERIES
ORGANIZATION

T. AMARATUNGA
Assistant Executive Secretary
NAFO
PO Box 638
2 Morris Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3Y9
Canada
Tel:+1 902 468 5590
Fax:+1 902 468 5538
Email: nafo@fox.nstn.ca

NORTH PACIFIC ANADROMOUS
FISH COMMISSION

V. FEDORENKO
Executive Director
NPAFC
Suite 502, 889 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6C 3B2
Tel: +1 604 775 5550
Fax: +1 604 775 5577
Email: vladf@npafc.org

LATIN AMERICAN ORGANIZATION
FOR FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT
(OLDEPESCA)

C. MAZAL
Executive Director
OLDEPESCA
Las Palomas 422
Lima 34
Peru
Email: oldepesc@bellnet.com.pe

REGIONAL COMMISSION FOR FISHERIES

A. SAIF
Secretary, RECOFI
FAO Regional Office for the Near East
PO Box 2223
Cairo, Egypt
Tel. 0020 2 3372229
Fax. 0020 2 3495981
E-mail: Mohammad.Saif@fao.org

SOUTHEAST ASIAN FISHERIES
DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Y. KATO
Special Adviser
SEAFDEC Secretariat
PO Box 1046
Fastsat PO Bangkok
10903 Thailand
Tel: 662 940 6335
Fax: 662 940 6336
Email: kato@seafdec.org

SECRETARIAT OF THE PACIFIC
COMMUNITY

T. ADAMS
Director
Marine Resources Division
SPC
PO Box D5
98848 Noumea Cédex
New Caledonia
Tel. 00687 260149
Fax: 00687 263818
Email: tima@spc.int

SOUTH PACIFIC FORUM FISHERIES
AGENCY

F. P. TEO
Director FFA
P.O. Box 629
Honiara
Solomon Islands
Tel: +677 21124
Fax: +677 23995
Email: info@ffa.int

SOUTHWEST INDIAN OCEAN
FISHERY COMMISSION

A. HARRIS
Secretary, SWIOFC
Subregional Office for Southern and East Africa (SAFR)
6th Floor Old Mutual Centre
Cnr. J. Moyo/Third Avenue
P.O. Box 3730,
Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel. 00263 4 791407
Fax. 00263 4 703497
Email: Aubrey.Harris@fao.org

UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT
PROGRAMME

J.E. ILLUECA
Assistant Executive Director
UNEP
United Nations Avenue
Giriri
Box 30552
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel:+254 2 623494
Fax:+254 2 624300
Email: jorge.illueca@unep.org

S. KECKES
Consultant
UNEP
21 L. Brunetti 21
Rovinj, Croatia
Tel/Fax: +385 52 811 543
Email: skeckes@compuserve.com

WESTERN CENTRAL ATLANTIC
FISHERY COMMISSION

CHAKALALL
Secretary of WECAFC
FAO Sub-Regional Representation
for the Caribbean
P.O. Box 631-C
Bridgetown
Tel. 00854 4267110
Fax. 00854 4276075
E-mail: Bisessar.Chakalall@fao.org

FAO SECRETARIAT

B.P. Satia
Secretary of RFBs
Chief, International Institutions
and Liaison Service, FIPL
E-mail: Benedict.Satia@fao.org

D. Menasveta
Consultant

J.C. Webb
Meetings Officer

A.M. Defendi
Secretary

FAO, FISHERIES DEPARTMENT

Ichiro Nomura
Assistant Director-General

Z.S. Karnicki
Director
Fishery Policy and Planning Division, FIP

S. Garcia
Director, Fishery Resources Division, FIR

G. Valdimarsson
Director, Fishery Industries Division, FII

J. Csirke
Chief, Marine Resources Service, FIRM

D. Doulman
Senior Fishery Liaison Officer
International Institutions and
Liaison Service, FIPL

A. Bonzon
Fishery Planning Officer
Development Planning Service, FIPP

G. Bryden
Fishery Liaison Officer
International Institutions and
Liaison Service, FIPL

K. Cochrane
Fishery Resources Officer
Marine Resources Service, FIRM

L. Garibaldi
Fishery Statistician
Fishery Statistics Group, FIDI

N. Hishamunda
Fishery Planning Analyst
Development Planning Service, FIPP

R. Shotton
Fishery Resources Officer
Marine Resources Service, FIRM

C. List of Documents

RFB/II/2001/1

Agenda and Timetable



RFB/II/2001/2

Some external factors influencing the work of regional fishery bodies and fisheries management



RFB/II/2001/3

Indicators to assess the performance of regional fishery bodies



RFB/II/2001/4

Proposal for improved status and trends reporting on fisheries



RFB/II/2001/5

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing: proposal for a draft international plan of action



RFB/II/2001/6

Review of the CITES listing criteria for species exploited by fisheries in marine and large freshwater bodies



RFB/II/2001/7

Ecosystem-based management of fisheries: opportunities and challenges for coordination between marine regional fishery bodies and regional seas conventions



RFB/II/2001/Inf.1

List of Documents



RFB/II/2001/Inf.2

List of Participants



RFB/II/2001/Inf.3

Statement by the Assistant Director-General, FAO Fisheries Department



RFB/II/2001/Inf.4

Report of the (First) Meeting of FAO and Non-FAO Regional Fishery Bodies or Arrangements, Rome, Italy, 11-12 February 1999



RFB/II/2001/Inf.5

Regional Fishery Bodies and Governance: Issues, Actions and Future Directions. FAO Fisheries Circular N0 959 (FIPL/C959)



RFB/II/2001/Inf.6

Proceedings of the FAO E-Mail Conference on Fish Trade and Food Security Executive Summary



RFB/II/2001/Inf.7

The Development of Indicators of Sustainable Development (ISD) in Fisheries

D. Opening Statement by Mr Ichiro Nomura, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries Department

Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues,

I appreciate very much this opportunity to be with you today at the Second Meeting of FAO and Non-FAO Regional Fishery Bodies or Arrangements. It is a great pleasure for me, as the Assistant Director-General of the Fisheries Department, to extend to you the warm welcome of the Fisheries Department. It is also so delightful for me, as an individual, to be able to see many of my old friends today.

You will recall that your first meeting of Regional Fishery Bodies was held in February 1999 and that representatives from 20 bodies participated. The meeting reached a number of conclusions meriting the attention of regional fishery bodies, governments and FAO. In particular, the meeting stressed the importance of the precautionary approach for fisheries management and governance and of involving all stakeholders in developing and implementing management measures. In addition, the meeting urged the continued adaptation of mandates, structures and policies for improved responses to the challenges facing world fisheries.

At that meeting, Ladies and Gentlemen, you also expressed concern over the problems arising from over-capacity in fisheries and the lack of sufficient progress in improving the monitoring and enforcement of management measures.

It is important to note that the outcome of the first meeting was well received by the Twenty-third Session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), which was held in Rome a few days later. COFI endorsed the recommendation of the first meeting that such meetings be held on a regular basis, preferably prior to regular sessions of the Committee. So, here we are today to review what actions we have taken either individually or collectively, to foster the implementation of the recommendations of the first meeting and also to share experiences and views on often common problems and seek solutions to such problems as appropriate.

A glance at your agenda is sufficient to indicate the range of issues before you. You have not only a heavy task but a great responsibility. The substantive issues for considerations at this meeting are:

· external factors that may impact upon the work of regional fishery bodies and the management of fisheries;

· indicators to assess the performance of regional fishery bodies;

· a review of some emerging issues in fisheries of relevance to regional fishery bodies, in particular illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, cooperation in global trends and status reporting in fisheries, recent developments on criteria for listing commercially exploited fisheries in marine and large freshwater bodies in CITES; and

· the opportunities and challenges for coordination between marine regional fishery bodies and regional seas conventions.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues,

These are important issues, which deserve our attention. Through concerted action, I strongly believe that regional fishery bodies can improve their own performance, contribute to world food security and enhance international cooperation in the conservation and management of fisheries.

In this connection, I note with satisfaction the establishment of the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) to cover the Gulfs region in the North West Indian Ocean, the opening for signature and ratification of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific, the conclusion of negotiations for the establishment of the Southeast Atlantic Fisheries Organization (SEAFO) and ongoing negotiations for the establishment of the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC). These efforts are to be encouraged as fewer unregulated areas will be left on the high seas.

I wish to take this opportunity to express the appreciation of the Fisheries Department for the assistance and cooperation that the Department has received from your Bodies. Your contributions have been very useful not only for the elaboration of the documents to be presented at this session, but also in the production of several other reports and documents by the Department. We are indeed grateful and look forward to your continued collaboration.

Finally, I hope that your meeting will be marked with success and that you will begin making plans for the next meeting in two years time. In this connection I strongly believe that the agenda of future meetings should be elaborated in close collaboration with you, in particular with the Chairman you are going to elect, who should remain in office till the next meeting. These are YOUR meetings and FAO wishes to facilitate them in the best possible way.

Thank you very much for your attention.


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