|FAO Fisheries Report No. 302||FIP/R302(En)|
FIFTEENTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES
(TECHNICAL PHASE OF THE FAO WORLD CONFERENCE ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT)
Rome, 10–19 October 1983
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PREPARATION OF THIS REPORT
This is the final version of the report as approved by the fifteenth session of the Committee on Fisheries.
The Committee on Fisheries at its fifteenth session not only carried out its statutory duties in reviewing the work of FAO in fisheries, but also constituted the technical phase of the FAO World Conference on Fisheries Management and Development. In preparation for the 1984 policy phase of the World Fisheries Conference, the Committee undertook a thorough analysis of key issues involved in fisheries management and development. The analysis served as a basis for its recommendations regarding a series of basic elements from which the guidelines and principles of a Strategy for Fisheries Management and Development might be formulated by FAO for submission to the World Fisheries Conference. It also approved the elaboration of the following five Action Programmes to be submitted to the World Fisheries Conference: fisheries planning, management and development (covering both marine and inland fisheries); development of small-scale fisheries; aquaculture; trade in fish and fisheries products, and promotion of the role of fisheries in alleviating undernutrition. It suggested a number of steps that might be taken by the Director-General to finalize the draft Strategy and associated Action Programmes before their submission to the World Fisheries Conference.
The Committee fully supported the level of resources and the activities proposed for the fisheries programme for the biennium 1984–85 and recommended the continuation of the Special Programme of Assistance to Developing Countries in the Development and Management of Fisheries in their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ Programme). Recommendations were made by the Committee in regard to the updating and modification of the FAO/UNEP Draft Global Plan of Action for the Conservation, Management and Utilization of Marine Mammals.
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FAO, Report of the fifteenth session of the 1983 Committee on Fisheries (Technical phase of the FAO World Conference on fisheries management and development). Rome, 10–19 October 1983. FAO Fish.Rep., (302):57 p.
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Ref.: FI 5/4.15
Dear Dr Swaminathan,
… I have the honour to transmit to you herewith the report of the Fifteenth Session of the Committee on Fisheries, which was held in Rome from 10 to 19 October 1983. The session also constituted the technical phase of the FAO World Conference on Fisheries Management and Development.
Dr M.S. Swaminathan
Council of FAO
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome 1983 © FAO 1984
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MATTERS REQUIRING ATTENTION BY THE COUNCIL
OPENING OF THE SESSION
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
KEY ISSUES FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
(a) Objectives, policies and strategies for fisheries development
(b) Principles and techniques of fisheries management
(c) Conditions and control of access to fishery resources in exclusive economic zones
(d) Special problems of small-scale fisheries
(e) Special problems of small developing island States in the management and development of fisheries under the new regime of the oceans
(f) Special problems of inland fisheries and aquaculture
(g) International trade in fish and fishery products
(h) International collaboration in research, management and development including the role of FAO
THE WORK OF FAO IN FISHERIES
(a) Draft Programme of Work and Budget for 1984/85
(b) Report on the programme of assistance in the development and management of fisheries in the exclusive economic zones
(c) FAO/UNEP Draft Global Plan of Action for the Conservation, Management and Utilization of Marine Mammals
PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATION OF BASIC ELEMENTS FOR A STRATEGY FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AND FOR ASSOCIATED ACTION PROGRAMMES
ANY OTHER MATTERS
DATE AND PLACE OF THE SIXTEENTH SESSION
ADOPTION OF THE REPORT
Appendix A Agenda
B List of delegates and observers
C List of documents
D Statement by the Director-General