FAO Fisheries Report
No. 702

Report of the twenty-fifth session of the
COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES

Rome, 24-28 February 2003

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2003

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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

ABSTRACT

MATTERS REQUIRING THE ATTENTION OF THE COUNCIL

INTRODUCTION

ELECTION OF THE CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSONS AND DESIGNATION OF THE DRAFTING COMMITTEE

OPENING OF THE SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION

ACHIEVEMENTS OF MAJOR PROGRAMME 2.3 FISHERIES 2000–2002

PROGRESS REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES AND RELATED INTERNATIONAL PLANS OF ACTION (CAPACITY, IUU FISHING, SEABIRDS AND SHARKS) AND MAKING MONITORING CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE OF FISHING VESSELS MORE EFFECTIVE

DECISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE EIGHTH SESSION OF THE  COFI SUB-COMMITTEE ON FISH TRADE, BREMEN, GERMANY,
12–16 FEBRUARY 2002

DECISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE COFI SUB-COMMITTEE ON AQUACULTURE, BEIJING, CHINA, 18-22 APRIL 2002

OUTCOME OF THE TECHNICAL CONSULTATION ON IMPROVING INFORMATION ON THE STATUS AND TRENDS OF CAPTURE FISHERIES, ROME, 25-28 MARCH 2002

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FAO EXPERT CONSULTATION ON IDENTIFYING, ASSESSING AND REPORTING ON SUBSIDIES IN THE FISHING INDUSTRY, ROME, 3–6 DECEMBER 2002

STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING THE SUSTAINABLE CONTRIBUTION OF SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES TO FOOD SECURITY AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION

IMPLEMENTATION OF ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO FISHERIES MANAGEMENT TO ACHIEVE RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES RESOURCES AND TO RESTORE FISHERIES RESOURCES AND THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

REVIEW OF MAJOR PROGRAMME 2.3 FISHERIES

ANY OTHER MATTERS

DATE AND PLACE OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

APPENDIX A

APPENDIX B

APPENDIX C

APPENDIX D

APPENDIX E

APPENDIX F

APPENDIX G

APPENDIX H