RAP Publication: 2004/12

Handbook on regional fishery bodies and arrangements in Asia and the Pacific 2004

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2004
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A. Regional Fishery Bodies in the Asia Pacific region

A1. Management Bodies

Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC)
North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC)
Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC)
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)

A2. Advisory Bodies

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC)
Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-governmental Organization (BOBP-IGO)
South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)
Mekong River Commission (MRC)
Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI)
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization (WIOTO)

A3. Scientific Bodies

Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP)
Intergovernmental Organization for Marketing Information and Technical Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Asia-Pacific Region (INFOFISH)
Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

B. Other selected entities carrying out activities relating to fisheries and other aquatic resources

B1. Economic Cooperation

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

B2. Environmental/Fishery Arrangements

Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Programme (BOBLME)
Coordinating Body for the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)
Partnership for Environmental Management in the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)
Strategic Action Program of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSAP)
South Asia Cooperative Environmental Programme (SACEP)
Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand (SCS)
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME)

B3. Scientific Arrangements

Asian Fisheries Society (AFS)
IOC Sub-Commission for Western Pacific (IOC/WESTPAC)
The Asia-Pacific Group of Fisheries and Aquatic Research (GoFAR)
North Pacific Rim Fisheries (NPRF)
North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
WorldFish Center (WFC)