Report of the Twenty-fourth meeting of the Advisory Committee. Phuket, Thailand; 13-16 October, 1999

REPORTS - BOBP/REP/83

Report of the Twenty-fourth meeting of the Advisory Committee

Phuket, Thailand; 13-16 October, 1999


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMME Chennai, India 1999

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PREFACE

This report documents the discussions and recommendations of the 24th Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP). The meeting was held from 13 to 16 October, 1999, in Phuket, Thailand.

The report contains a “State of the Programme” that reviews the Programme’s work during its Third Phase (1995-1999). It also contains a Progress Report, including Project Factsheets that chronicle activities carried out in each country, year by year, under the Coastal Fisheries Management Project of the BOBP.

The report includes as annex a list of Problems and Concerns relating to Coastal and Marine Fisheries Development and Management in the Bay of Bengal region, and reproduces the Phuket Resolution, which urged the establishment of an inter-governmental organization in the Bay of Bengal region. An Annexure to the report summarizes the findings of the two-member Mission on the Documentation of Leamings from the Third Phase, and reproduces two articles that analyse the future of the Programme after 1999.

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


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1. REPORT OF THE 24th MEETING OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

2. ANNEX: PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS RELATING TO COASTAL AND MARINE FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT IN THE BAY OF BENGAL REGION

3. THE PHUKET RESOLUTION

4. APPENDICES

A. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
B. AGENDA
C. LIST OF DOCUMENTS
D. STATE OF THE PROGRAMME (1995-1999)
E. PROGRESS REPORT(1995-1999)
F. INPUTS AND THEIR UTILIZATION

ANNEXURES

1. Documentation of Learnings from the BOBP’sThird Phase: A Summary
2a. Alter 1999: Some Thoughts on BOBP as Inter-Governmental Agency by Dr. Kee-Chai Chong (Reprinted from Bay of Bengal News, June 1997)
2b. Where do we go from here? by Rathin Roy (Reprinted from Bay of Bengal News, September 1999)