Report of the Twenty-third Meeting of the Advisory Committee. Negombo, Sri Lanka; 27-28 March, 1998

REPORTS - BOBP/REP/80

Report of the Twenty-third Meeting of the Advisory Committee

Negombo, Sri Lanka; 27-28 March, 1998


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMME Chennai, India 1998

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PREFACE

This document records the recommendations of the 23rd Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP). The meeting was held on 27-28 March, 1998, in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

The document contains a Progress Report for 1997, which includes Project Factsheets that chronologically describe the progress of activities carried out in each country under the Coastal Fisheries Management project duringthe BOBP’s Third Phase (1995,1996,1997). The document also contains a two-year Regional Workplan for 1998-1999.

The BOBP’s Advisory Committee is composed of member-countries, agencies funding BOBP projects, and the FAO. The Committee usually meets once a year by rotation in member-countries.

The Bay of Bengal Programme is a multi-agency regional fisheries programme that operates in seven countries around the Bay of Bengal - Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand. The Programme plays a catalytic and consultative role in developing coastal fisheries management in the Bay of Bengal, thereby helping improve the conditions of small-scale fisherfolk in member-countries.


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PREFACE

REPORT OF THE 23rd MEETING OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

APPENDICES

A. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

B. INAUGURAL ADDRESS by the Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa (Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development, Sri Lanka)

C. AGENDA

D. LIST OF DOCUMENTS

E. STATE OF THE PROGRAMME

F. PROGRESS REPORT 1997: COASTAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT IN THE BAY OF BENGAL

G. PROPOSED TWO-YEAR BOBP REGIONAL WORKPLAN FOR 1998 - 1999: COASTAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT IN THE BAY OF BENGAL

H. PROJECT INPUTS AND THEIR UTILIZATION

I. PROGRESS REPORT 1997-98 : POST-HARVEST FISHERIES PROJECT (DFID - PHFP)

J. NACA’S STATEMENT TO THE BOBP ADVISORY COMMITTEE

K. PUBLICATIONS DURING THE BOBP’S THIRD PHASE