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41. The Executive Committee was informed that the preparations for the Twenty-seventh Session of the Commission, to be hosted by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in Cebu, from 8-16 November 2000, were in progress. In addition to the main Session to discuss the future role of APFIC, the Secretariat would organize an APFIC Seminar on Fisheries 2000s to discuss the issues concerning fisheries policies as requested by the FAO Regional Conference and on the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. The prospectus of the Seminar is given as Appendix D.

42. The Committee reviewed the provisional agenda for the Twenty-seventh Session. The representative of FAO suggested for a new item on global emerging issues on fisheries and aquaculture of relevance to the region in order to draw attention of the Member States to these issues. After discussion, the Executive Committee endorsed the provisional agenda (Appendix E) for consideration by the Commission at its forthcoming session.

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