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APPENDIX 3 REPORT OF THE EXPERT CONSULTATION ON IMPLICATIONS OF THE PRECAUTIONARY APPROACH FOR TUNA BIOLOGICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Phuket, Thailand, 7-15 March 2000

Opening

1. Mr Charnchai Suntharamat, Governor of Phuket, welcomed the participants in the Consultation. Dr Robin Allen, Director of IATTC and Chairman of the Consultation, thanked the Governor for his welcome, explaining the need for the precautionary approach and its role of in fisheries management. The Consultation was opened by Mr Dhammarong Prakobboon, Director-General of the Fisheries Department of the Royal Government of Thailand, who emphasised the very important role of the tuna canning industry in Thailand and the need for further development of the tuna fisheries of Thailand. In this context, he stressed the need for conservation of tunas and management of tuna fisheries.

Plenary Sessions and Meetings of Working Groups (WG)

2. During the introductory Plenary Session, Dr Allen outlined arrangements for the Consultation. These were established at the meeting, held on March 6, 2000, of the Consultation's Steering Committee (SC) and of the Convenors of the Working Groups (WGs) that were created by the SC to carry out the work preparatory to the Consultation.

3. Dr Jacek Majkowski (FAO), Convenor of the Consultation, introduced its prospectus, mentioning that the Consultation was co-organized by:

in collaboration with:

A list of participants in the Consultation is given in the Annex.

4. The proposal for the Consultation originated from a recommendation of the ICCAT Tuna Symposium held in Ponta Delgata, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, in 1996, recognizing the existence of similar research problems with the implementation of the precautionary approach for tuna fisheries on the global scale. The recommendation follows from the adoption of the precautionary approach in:

resulting in a challenge not only to fisheries managers and the industry, but also to researchers. The adoption of the precautionary approach necessities strategic thinking from tuna scientists to identify new requirements for stock assessment, data collection, and basic biological and fisheries technological research. In particular, uncertainties in the knowledge on target, by-catch, and ecologically-related species and on their physical environment (particularly on the impact of fisheries on them) should be quantified. Reductions in these uncertainties may allow the adoption and implementation of safer and more optimal fishing regimes, potentially benefiting the industry and the community at large. The Consultation was limited to biological and technological aspects, which could be readily addressed within the framework of tuna fisheries bodies and international technical programmes.

5. The objective of the Consultation was to prepare a technical document entitled "Research Implications of Adopting the Precautionary Approach to Management of Tuna Fisheries." Dr Majkowski acknowledged the effort of the WGs, particularly their Convenors, in collating materials as input for that document before the Consultation and summarizing them in the form of written contributions to the document.

6. The Programme of the Consultation was determined by the Steering Committee (SC), composed of representatives of the co-organizing institutions. The SC established the following Working Groups (WGs):

7. Also at the first Plenary Session, Dr Allen proposed the outline of the technical document on research implications, seeking feedback from the Convenors of the WGs. That proposal was based on the preparatory work of the WGs. Each Convenor suggested how this outline could be substantiated, using materials already prepared by the WGs and by supplementing them. The Consultation recognised that the resulting document would focus on important aspects of tuna research, but that it should not be regarded as comprehensive.

8. To overcome an overlap of issues raised by the WG on Technological Research with those raised by the other WGs, the SC decided to integrate the materials provided by that WG with those contributed by the other WGs.

9. Detailed considerations of the research implications of the precautionary approach were carried out at simultaneous meetings of the WGs, these being continuations of their previous work through e-mail and through informal, opportunistic meetings. Joint meetings between different WGs were held to discuss topics of mutual interest.

10. At the meetings of the WGs, the drafting of parts of the technical document on research implications was finalized. The Convenors of the WGs played a very important role in that. The resulting drafts were submitted to a Plenary Session for its review, comments, and suggestions for improvements. Eventually, after further work within the WGs, the draft document was submitted to a Plenary Session for its adoption.

11. The resulting document, entitled "Research Implications of Adopting the Precautionary Approach to Management of Tuna Fisheries," is likely to be published in a form to be decided by the SC after its editing. Until then, the document will be available at request from the SC at its discretion.

Adjournment

12. On behalf of FAO, Dr Majkowski thanked all contributors to its success, particularly:

He also acknowledged:

He extended gratitude also to Dr Veravat Hongskul, Senior Fishery Officer of FAO's Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (RAP) in Bangkok, Thailand, and to the staff of RAP, for making the arrangements for the meeting and for the support and assistance rendered to the Consultation during the meeting.

ANNEX: LIST OF PARTICIPANTS, OTHER CONTRIBUTORS AND OBSERVERS

ALLEN, ROBIN
Director
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
(IATTC)
8604 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037-1508
United States of America
Tel. No: +1 858 546 7100
Fax: +1 858 546 7133
E-mail: rallen@iattc.org
Website: http://www.iattc.org

ANGANUZZI, ALEJANDRO
Deputy Secretary
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
P.O. Box 1011
Victoria, Mahe
Seychelles
Tel. No: +248 22 5464
Fax: +248 22 4365
E-mail: aanganu@seychelles.net
Website: http://www.seychelles.net/iotc/

ARDILL, DAVID
Secretary
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
P.O. Box 1011
Victoria, Mahe
Seychelles
Tel. No: +248 22 5494
FAX: +248 22 4364
E-mail: iotcsecr@seychelles.net
Website: http://www.seychelles.net/iotc/

FONTENEAU, ALAIN
Senior Scientist
Institut de Recherches pour le
Développement (IRD HEA)
BP 5045
34032 Montpellier
France
Tel. No: +33 4 676 36983
Fax: +33 4 676 38778
E-mail: Alain.Fonteneau@mpl.ird.fr

GUNN, JOHN
Senior Research Scientist
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organization (CSIRO)
P.O. Box 1538
Castray Esplanade
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Australia
Tel. No: +61 3 623 25375
Fax: +61 3 623 25012
E-mail: gunn@marine.csiro.au
Website: http://www.marine.csiro.au

HALL, MARTIN
Chief Research Scientist
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
8604 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037-1508
United States of America
Tel. No: +1 858 546 7044
Fax: +1 858 546 7133
E-mail: mhall@iattc.org
Website: http://www.iattc.org

HAMPTON, JOHN
Principal Fisheries Scientist
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Oceanic Fisheries Programme
P.O. Box D5
98848 Nouméa Cedex
New Caledonia
Tel. No: +687 260 147
Fax: +687 263 818
E-mail: johnH@spc.org.nc
Website: http://www.spc.org.nc

HINTON, MICHAEL G.
Senior Scientist
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
8604 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037-1508
United States of America
Tel. No: +1 858 546 7033
Fax: +1 858 546 7133
E-mail: mhinton@iattc.org
Website: http://www.iattc.org

HONGSKUL, VERAVAT
Senior Fishery Officer
Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO)
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Athit Road
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Tel. No: +662 281 7844 ext. 176
Fax: +662 280 0445
E-mail: veravat.hongskul@fao.org
Website: http://www.fao.org

LEHODEY, PATRICK
Senior Fisheries Scientist
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
P.O. Box D5
98848 Nouméa Cedex
New Caledonia
Tel. No: +687 262 000
Fax: +687 263 818
E-mail: PatrickL@spc.org.nc
Website: http://www.spc.org.nc

MAJKOWSKI, JACEK
Fishery Resources Officer
Marine Resources Service, Fishery Resources Division
Fisheries Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO)
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome
Italy
Tel. No: +39 06 570 56656
Fax: +39 06 570 53020
E-mail: jacek.majkowski@fao.org
Website: http://www.fao.org

McGREGOR, CAMPBELL
Executive Secretary
Commission for the Conservation of
Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT)
P.O. Box 37
Deakin West, Canberra ACT 2600
Australia
Tel. No: +61 2 628 28396
Fax: +61 2 628 28407
E-mail: cmcgregor@ccsbt.org.au
Website: http://www.home.aone.net.au/

MIYAKE, PETER
Assistant Executive Secretary
International Commission for the
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
Calle Corazon de Maria, 8, Planta 6
28002 Madrid
Spain
Tel. No: +34 91 416 5600
Fax: +34 91 415 2612
E-mail: peter.miyake@iccat.es
Website: http://www.iccat.es

MORÓN AYALA, JULIO
Assistant Director
Organización de Productores Asociados de
Grandes Atuneros Congeladores
(OPAGAC)
C/Ayala, 54-2o A
28001 Madrid
Spain
Tel. No: +34 91 575 8959
Fax: +34 91 576 1222
E-mail: opagac@arrakis.es

NAKANO, HIDEKI
Chief, Ecologically Related Species
Section
National Research Institute of Far Seas
Fisheries (NRIFSF)
5-7-1, Orido
Shimizu, Shizuoka 424-8633
Japan
Tel. No: +81 543 366 000
Fax: +81 543 359 642
E-mail: hnakano@enyo.affrc.go.jp
Website: http://www.enyo.affrc.go

POLACHECK, THOMAS
Principal Research Scientist
Division of Marine Research
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organization (CSIRO)
P.O. Box 1538
Castray Esplanade
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Australia
Tel. No: +61 3 623 25312
Fax: +61 3 623 25012
E-mail: tom.polacheck@marine.csiro.au
Website: http://www.marine.csiro.au

POWERS, JOSEPH
Senior Stock Assessment Scientist
Southeast Fisheries Sciences Center
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA)
75, Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
United States Of America
Tel. No: +1 305 361 4295
Fax: +1 305 361 4219
E-mail: joseph.powers@noaa.gov
Website: http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/

RESTREPO, VICTOR
Population Dynamicist
International Commission for the
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
Calle Corazon de Maria, 8, Planta 6
28002 Madrid
Spain
Tel. No: +34 91 416 5600
Fax: +34 91 415 2612
E-mail: Victor.restrepo@iccat.es
Website: http://www.iccat.es

SUZUKI, ZIRO
Director, Pelagic Fisheries Resources
Division
National Research Institute of Far Seas
Fisheries (NRIFSF)
5-7-1, Orido
Shimzu, Shizuoka 424-8633
Japan
Tel. No: +81 543 366 000
Fax: +81 543 359 642
E-mail: suzuki@enyo.affrc.go.jp
Website: http://www.enyo.affrc.go

TSUJI, SACHIKO (Ms)
Chief, Temperate Tuna Section
Pelagic Fisheries Resources Division
National Research Institute of Far Seas
Fisheries (NRIFSF)
5-7-1, Orido
Shimzu, Shizuoka 424-8633
Japan
Tel. No: +81 543 366 000
Fax: +81 543 359 642
E-mail: tsuji@enyo.affrc.go.jp
Website: http://www.enyo.affrc.go

OBSERVERS:

AUGSORNPA-OB, UDOMSIN
Fishery Biologist
Andaman Sea Fisheries Development Center
(AFDEC)
Department of Fisheries
Phuket 83000
Thailand

BOONSARAKSA, VEERA
Senior Fishery Biologist
Andaman Sea Fisheries Development Center
(AFDEC)
Department of Fisheries
Phuket 83000
Thailand

CHULLASORN, SOMSAK
Senior Expert in Marine Fisheries
Department of Fisheries
Kasetsart University Campus
Phaholyothin Road, Bangkok 10900
Thailand
Tel. No: +66 2 5613150
Fax: +66 2 5620561
E-mail: somsak@fisheries.go.th

HOIMOOK, SICHON
Fishery Biologist
Andaman Sea Fisheries Development Center
(AFDEC)
Department of Fisheries
Phuket 83000
Thailand

KATO, HIDEKI
Resources and Environment Research Division
Resources Development Department
Fisheries Agency
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo
Japan
Tel. No: +81 3501 5098
Fax: +81 3592 0759
E-mail: hideki_kato_@nm.maff.go.jp

LIMPASAICHOL, PRAWEEN
Director, Phuket Marine Biological Center
(PMBC)
Department of Fisheries
Phuket 83000
Thailand
Tel. No: +66 76 391128
Fax: +66 76 391
E-mail: pmbcnet@phuket.ksc.co.th

LOHAKARN, NIYOM
Provincial Fisheries Officer
Phuket Provincial Fisheries Office
1/2-1/3 Dibuk Road
Muang Districk
Phuket 83000
Thailand
Tel. No: +66 76 212460
Fax: +66 76 210618

NOOTMORN, PRAULAI (Ms)
Senior Fishery Biologist
Andaman Sea Fisheries Development Center
(AFDEC)
Department of Fisheries
Phuket 83000
Thailand

PANJARAT, SAMPAN (Ms)
Fishery Biologist
Andaman Sea Fisheries Development Center
(AFDEC)
Department of Fisheries
Phuket 83000
Thailand

PIANET, RENAUD
Chairman, IOTC Scientific Committee
IRD, Centre de Montpellier
B.P. 5045
34032 Montpellier Cedex
France
Tel. No: +33 4 6763 6962
Fax: +33 4 6763 8778
E-mail: pianet@mpl.ird.fr

PIMOLJINDA, JATE
Director
Andaman Sea Fisheries Development Center
(AFDEC)
Department of Fisheries
Phuket 83000
Thailand
Tel. No: +66 76 391138-40
Fax: +66 76 391139
E-mail: afdec@phuket.ksc.co.th

POKAPUNT, WEERA
Senior Fishery Biologist
Oceanic Fisheries Division
Department of Fisheries
Paknam, Samut Prakarn 10270
Thailand
Tel. No: +02 3950221-2; 3870965
Fax: +02 3870965
E-mail: weerap@fisheries.go.th

RUGJAI, PRAMUAN
Fishing Port Manager
Phuket Fishing Port
Fish Marketing Organization (FMO)
Srisutat Road, Tambon Rassada
Muang District
Phuket 83000
Thailand
Tel. No: +66 76 215489
Fax: +66 76 211699

SECRETARIAT:

c/o FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Phra Athit Road, Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Tel. No: +66 2 2817844
Fax: +66 2 2800445
Seilert, Heiko
Cho, Yong-Ja
David, Pornsuda
Aotarayakul, Kesara

MEMBERS OF WORKING GROUPS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE PREPARATORY WORK ONLY

CHAPMAN, LINDSAY
Fisheries Development Adviser
Secretariat of the Fisheries Community
(SPC)
P.O. Box D5
98848 Nouméa Cedex
New Caledonia
Tel. No: +687 260 168
Fax: +687 263 818
E-mail: LindsayC@spc.org.nc

COMPEAN-JIMENEZ, GUILLERMO
FIDEMAR
km. 107, Carretera Tijuana-Ensenada Campus CICESE
Apartado Postal 1206, Ensenada B.C.
Mexico 22860
Tel. No: +52 61 745 637
Fax: +52 61 745 639
E-mail: atundelf@cicese.mx

DERISO, RICHARD
Chief Research Scientist
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
(IATTC)
8604 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037-1508
United States of America
Tel. No: +1 858) 546 7020
Fax: +1 858 546 7133
E-mail: rederiso@iattc.org
Website: http://www.iattc.org

GRAINGER, RICHARD
Chief, Fisheries Information, Data and
Statistics Unit (FIDI)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO)
Fisheries Department
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome
Italy
Tel. No: +39 06 570 54828
Fax: +39 06 570 52476
E-mail: Richard.Grainger@fao.org
Website: http://www.fao.org

KLEIBER, PIERRE
Fishery Biologist
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA)
Honolulu Laboratory
2570 Dole Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-1855
United States of America
Tel. No: +1 808 983 5399
Fax: +1 808 983 2902
E-mail: pkleiber@honlab.nmfs.hawaii.edu

LAWSON, TIMOTHY
Fisheries Statistician
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Oceanic Fisheries Programme
P.O. Box D5
98848 Nouméa Cedex
New Caledonia
Tel. No: +687 260 149
Fax: +687 263 818
E-mail: timL@spc.org.nc
Website: http://www.spc.org.nc

PRADO, JOEL
Fishery Industry Officer
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Fishing Technology Service
Fishery Industries Division
Fisheries Department,
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome
Italy
Tel. No: +39 06 570 54931
Fax: +39 06 570 55188
E-mail: Joel.Prado@fao.org
Website: http://www.fao.org

SACCHI, JACQUES
Institut français pour l'Exploitation de la
Mer (IFREMER)
Direction de l'Ingenierie de la Technologie et de l'Informatique (DITI)
Service de Technologie des Pêches
1, rue Vilar,
34200 Sète
France
Tel. No: +33 4 67 4678 31
Fax: +33 4 67 7470 90
E-mail: jsacchi@ifremer.fr


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