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


B1. Economic Cooperation

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Establishment

1989
(Fisheries Working Group created in 1991)

Headquarters

Singapore

Address

35, Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119616

Tel /Fax

+65 6775 6012 / +65 6775 6013

E-mail

info@apecsec.org
tth@mail.apecsec.org.sg
(for fisheries working group)

Website

http://www.apecsec.org.sg

Area of competence

The Pacific and Pacific Rim countries

Membership

Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Korea RO, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Taiwan POC, Thailand, USA and Viet Nam

Objectives

General: to give trade liberalization and economic cooperation further impetus and high-level commitment, to develop a spirit of community in the region and to promote sustainable growth and equitable development. The Fisheries Working Group focuses on i) the conservation and sustainable use of fisheries resources, ii) sustainable development of aquaculture and habitat preservation, iii) development of solutions to common resource management problems, iv) the enhancement of food safety and quality of fish and fisheries products, v) sector-specific work relating to trade and investment liberalization and facilitation.

Information resources on the web

· Meeting reports

· APEC newsletter and publications

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Establishment

1967
(ASEAN-SEAFDEC Fisheries Consultative Group (FCG) Mechanism was established 1998)

Headquarters

ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia
(The ASEAN-SEAFDEC FCG is hosted by the SEAFDEC Secretariat)

Address

70A, Jalan Sisingamangaraja
Jakarta 12110, Indonesia

Tel/Fax

+6221 726 2991/724 3372
+6221 739 8234/724 3504

E-mail

public@aseansec.org
secretariat@seafdec.org(for FCG)

Website

http://www.aseansec.org
http://www.seafdec.org (for FCG)

Area of competence

The ASEAN region

Membership

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam

Objectives

"General: To accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development and to promote peace in the region. The ASEAN-SEAFDEC FCG currently undertakes efforts; i) to regionalize the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, ii) fish-trade and environment, iii) information collection for sustainable pelagic fisheries for food security in the ASEAN region, and iv) 5-year programme on Sustainable Fisheries for food security - with a current emphasis on fisheries management projects.

Information resources on the web

· Trade statistics and country profiles

· Transnational issues and functional cooperation

· Publications

Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

Establishment

1997. The Bangladesh-India-Sri Lanka-Thailand Economic Cooperation (BIST-EC) was established in 1997. The name of the organisation was changed to BIMST-EC with the admission of Myanmar in December 1997. Nepal and Bhutan became members in 2003

Headquarters

Authority resides within the respective Ministries of Foreign Affairs

Address

c/o Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sri Ayudhya Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Tel / Fax

+66 2 643-5000

E-mail

interecon04@mfa.go.th

Website

http://www.mfa.go.th/bimstec/bimstecweb/index.html

Area of competence

Linking South and South East Asia

Membership

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand

Objectives

"To promote socio-economic development and create an enabling environment for cooperation in various fields between the member countries in order to enhance the livelihoods of the peoples in the region. Strengthening fisheries development and management by South-South cooperation is a particular theme, for which Thailand is the lead country"

Information resources on the web

· Meeting reports and documents

· Multi-sectoral cooperation arrangements

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)

Establishment

1972 (known until 27 October 2000 as the South Pacific Forum)

Headquarters

Suva, Fiji

Address

Ratu Sukuna Road
Muanikau, Suva, Fiji

Tel / Fax

+679 3312 600 / +679 3305 573

E-mail

info@forumsec.org.fj

Website

http://www.forumsec.org.fj

Area of competence

Pacific Islands

Membership

Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

Objectives

"To promote regional cooperation among member states through trade, investment, economic development and political and international affairs"

Information resources on the web

· A Reference Handbook for Forum Island Country Exporters

South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Establishment

1985

Headquarters

Kathmandu, Nepal

Address

P.O. Box 4222, Kathmandu
Nepal

Tel /Fax

+977 1 4221794, 785 / +977 1 4227033

E-mail

saarc@saarc-sec.org

Website

http://www.saarc-sec.org

Area of competence

South Asia

Membership

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Objectives

"Economic cooperation and trade encompassing a focus on environment (e.g. development of the Maldives Coastal Plan)"

Information resources on the web

· Regional profiles and publications

B2. Environmental/Fishery Arrangements

Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Programme (BOBLME)

Establishment


Headquarters

Chennai, India

Address

91, St. Mary's Road Chennai 600018 India

Telephone

+91 44 24936387

Fax

+91 44 24620761

E-mail

boblme@vsnl.net

Website

http://www.fao.org/fi/boblme/website/index.htm

Area of competence

Bay of Bengal

Membership

Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand

Objectives

"To provide a comprehensive framework for and identify the specific actions required to address the priority trans-boundary problems in the Bay of Bengal. Potential national and regional investment, technical assistance and capacity-building interventions will be identified to improve the management of the living marine resources and of the health of the BOBLME as a whole for the continued sustainable use of the Bay by future generations"

Information resources on the web

· National reports

· Workshop reports

Coordinating Body for the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)

Establishment

Action plan adopted in 1981

Headquarters

Bangkok, Thailand

Address

Regional Coordinating Unit for the East Asian Seas Action Plan UNEP, United Nations Building Rajdamnern Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Tel / Fax

+662 288 1670, 1860 / +662 281 2428

E-mail

Jiang.unescap@un.org

Website

http://www.unep.org/unep/regoffs/roap/easrcu/index.htm

Area of competence

East Asian Seas

Membership

Australia, Cambodia, China PRC, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea RO, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam

Objectives

"Implementation of the East Asian Seas Action Plan - originally a Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution by Dumping"

Information resources on the web

· Meeting reports and technical papers

Partnership for Environmental Management in the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)

Establishment

1999 - GEF and partner Regional Programme - superseding earlier (1994 to 1999) GEF Regional Programme for Marine Pollution Prevention and Management in the East Asian Seas region

Headquarters

Quezon City, Philippines

Address

DENR Compound
Visayas Avenue, Quezon City 1101, Philippines

For mail use:
P.O. Box 2502, Quezon City 1165, Philippines

Tel /Fax

+632 920 2211 / +632 926 9712

E-mail

info@pemsea.org

Website

http://www.pemsea.org

Area of competence

Seas of East Asia

Membership

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China PRC, Indonesia, Korea DPR, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea RO, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam

Objectives

"To support the development of a sustainable regional mechanism that augments the regional commitment to implementation of international conventions related to the protection and management of the coastal and marine environment of the East Asian Seas. The focus is on sustainable use of renewable resources through intergovernmental, interagency and inter-sectoral partnerships"

Information resources on the web

· One stop information center

· Young environmentalist hub

· Regional news

· Publications, workshops and conference proceedings

Strategic Action Program of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSAP)

Establishment

1998

Headquarters

Apia, Samoa

Address

South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme
P.O. Box 240
Apia, Samoa

Tel / Fax

+685 21929 / +685 20231

E-mail

sprep@sprep.org.ws

Website


Area of competence

Pacific Small Islands Developing States

Membership

Cook Islands, Micronesia, Fiji, Kirbati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

Objectives

"To conserve and sustainably manage the coastal and ocean of the Pacific Region"

Information resources on the web


South Asia Cooperative Environmental Programme (SACEP)

Establishment

1982

Headquarters

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Address

#10, Anderson Road Colombo - 5, Sri Lanka

Tel /Fax

+941 589787/+941 589369

E-mail

info@sacep.org

Website

http://www.sacep.org

Area of competence

South Asia

Membership

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Objectives

"To promote and support the conservation and management of the environment, both natural and human, in the Member States of the South Asian Region in a co-operative manner, to achieve sustainable development"

Information resources on the web

· Meeting reports and documents

Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand (SCS)

Establishment

January 2002 (in development since 1996)
A GEF Project implemented by UNEP

Headquarters

Bangkok, Thailand

Address

Project Coordinating Unit
UN Building, 9th Floor, Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Tel/Fax

+662 288 1886 / +662 281 2428

E-mail

pernetta@un.org

Website

http://www.unepscs.org

Area of competence

South China Sea

Membership

Founding members include Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam

Objectives

"To create an environment at the regional level, in which collaboration and partnership in addressing environmental problems of the South China Sea, between all stakeholders, and at all levels is fostered and encouraged; and to enhance the capacity of the participating governments to integrate environmental considerations into national development planning"

Information resources on the web


South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Establishment

1995
As a technical and coordinating intergovernmental body on environmental issues in the Pacific

Headquarters

Apia, Western Samoa

Address

P.O. Box 240, Apia, Samoa

Tel/Fax

+685 21929 / +685 20231

E-mail

sprep@sprep.org.ws

Website

http://sprep.org.ws

Area of competence

South Pacific

Membership

American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

Objectives

"To promote cooperation in the Pacific islands region and to provide assistance in order to protect and improve the environment and to ensure sustainable development for present and future generations. SPREP operates two programmes: Island Ecosystems and Pacific Futures, and a wide array of projects on the marine environment"

Information resources on the web

· Publications and reports

· South Pacific news

Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME)

Establishment


Headquarters

Ansan, Republic of Korea

Address

c/o Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute Ansan P.O. Box 29
425-600 Republic of Korea

Tel /Fax

+82 31 4006000 / +82 31 4085820

E-mail


Website


Area of competence

Yellow Sea

Membership

China PR, Korea DPR and Korea RO

Objectives

"To address critical threats to the coastal and marine environment and to promote ecosystem-based management of coastal and marine resources in the Yellow Sea"

Information resources on the web


B3. Scientific Arrangements

Asian Fisheries Society (AFS)

Establishment

1984

Headquarters

Quezon City, Philippines

Address

Unit A, Mayaman Townhomes
25, Mayaman Street, UP Village
Quezon City, Philippines

For mail use: P.O. Box 2725, Quezon City Central Post Office 1167, Quezon City, Philippines

Tel/Fax

+63-2 921 1914 / +63-2 920-2577

E-mail

afs@compass.com.ph

Website

http://www.compass.com.ph/~afs
or through http://www.worldfishcenter.org/afs

Area of competence

The wider Asian region

Membership

Scientific Society - not a national members organization

Objectives

"To act as a fisheries society for the wider Asia-Pacific region. Holding of a regular tri-ennial forum, holding of symposia, workshops and publication of outcomes"

Information resources on the web

· Fisheries general information

· Network formation

IOC Sub-Commission for Western Pacific (IOC/WESTPAC)

Establishment

1989

Headquarters

Bangkok, Thailand

Address

c/o National Research Council of Thailand
196 Phaholoyothin Road
Chatujak, Bangkok 10900
Thailand

Tel/Fax

+66 2 561 5118-9 / +66 2 561 5119

E-mail

westpac@samart.co.th

Website

http://ioc.unesco.org/westpac/

Area of competence

Western Pacific area

Membership

Australia, China, Fiji, France, Indonesia, Japan, Korea DPR, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, United Kingdom, USA and Viet Nam"

Objectives

"To promote and coordinate programmes that demonstrate and enhance the value of marine scientific research and systematic observations of the ocean in resolving the needs of member states"

Information resources on the web

· News and events

· Publications

The Asia-Pacific Group of Fisheries and Aquatic Research (GoFAR)

Establishment

(First Meeting 1998, constitution currently being developed)

Headquarters

GoFAR Secretariat is hosted by WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia. GoFAR is a member organization of APAARI

Address

c/o WorldFish Center
Jalan Batu Maung
Batu Maung, 11960 Penang, Malaysia
For mail use: P.O.Box 500, GPO 10670, Penang
Malaysia

Tel /Fax

+604 626 1606 / +604 626 5530

E-mail

M.V.Gupta@cgiar.org

Website

http://www.worldfishcenter.org

Area of competence

Asia-Pacific

Membership

Membership is open to the member States of APAARI - participants include: Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran IR, Korea RO, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam and invited organizations: APAARI, FAO, NACA, SEAFDEC and WorldFish Center

Objectives

"To promote the fisheries sector within APAARI and provide a network to strengthen regional collaboration on subjects of interest to all participants"

Information resources on the web


North Pacific Rim Fisheries (NPRF)

Establishment

1989

Headquarters

Anchorage, Alaska

Address

c/o Alaska Pacific University
725 Christensen Drive, Suite 4
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
USA

Tel/Fax

+907 677 1131 / +907 677 9640

E-mail

PRFisheries.APU@gci.net

Website

http://prfisheries.alaskapacific.edu/

Area of competence


Membership

Canada, China, Japan, Korea RO, Russia Federation and USA

Objectives

"To promote the exchange of information to the mutual benefit of all pacific Rim nations. Knowledge of changes in the management and use of a country's fishery, regulatory and business practices, foreign investment, and other market related changes lead toward better management decisions for all fisheries government and business sectors of these nations"

Information resources on the web

· Directory of fishing companies

· Fishery statistics

North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)

Establishment

1992

Headquarters

Sydney, B.C., Canada

Address

c/o Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860, West Saanich Road
Sidney, British Columbia, V8L 4B2 Canada

For mail use: P.O. Box 6000, Sidney, B.C., Canada

Tel/Fax

+1 250 363 6366 / + 1 250 363 6827

E-mail

secretariat@PICES.int

Website

http://www.pices.int

Area of competence

North Pacific and adjacent seas

Membership

Canada, China PR, Japan, Korea RO, Russian Federation and USA

Objectives

"To promote and coordinate marine scientific research in order to advance scientific knowledge of the area concerned and of its living resources and to promote the collection and exchange of information and data related to marine scientific research in its area of competence"

Information resources on the web

· Scientific reports and publications

WorldFish Center (WFC)

Establishment

1977 (as ICLARM)
(Incorporated into the CGIAR in 1992)

Headquarters

Penang, Malaysia

Address

Jalan Batu Maung
Batu Maung, 11960 Penang Malaysia

For mail use: P.O. Box 500, GPO 10670, Penang,
Malaysia

Tel/Fax

+604 626 1606 / +604 626 5530

E-mail

worldfishcenter@cgiar.org

Website

http://www.worldfishcenter.org

Area of competence

Global, with substantial research activities in Asia and the Pacific

Membership

A donor funded Center of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

Objectives

"is committed to contributing to food security and poverty eradication in developing countries through research, partnership, capacity building and policy support on living aquatic resources management"

Information resources on the web

· Databases on coral reefs and bibliography of related publications (ReefBase)

· Fisheries Resources Information System and Tools (TrawlBase)

· On-line information services

· Training courses

ASIA-PACIFIC FISHERY COMMISSION
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
30 Pra Athit Road
Bangkok, Thailand


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