FAO Fisheries Report No. 753

FAO Fisheries Report No. 753

FIPL/R753(En)

Report of the
TECHNICAL CONSULTATION TO REVIEW PROGRESS AND PROMOTE THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION TO PREVENT, DETER AND ELIMINATE ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING AND THE INTERNATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF FISHING CAPACITY

Rome, 24-29 June 2004


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004

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Report of the Technical Consultation to Review Progress and Promote the Full Implementation of the International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and the International Plan of Action for the Management of Fishing Capacity. Rome, 24-29 June 2004.

FAO Fisheries Report. No. 753. Rome, FAO. 2004. 43p.

ABSTRACT

This document contains the report of the Technical Consultation to review progress and promote the full implementation of the International Plan of Action (IPOA) to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and the International Plan of Action for the management of fishing capacity which was held at FAO headquarters, Rome, from 24 to 29 June 2004. The Technical Consultation was convened by the Director-General of FAO on the recommendation of the FAO Committee on Fisheries at it twenty-fifth session in February 2003.

The Consultation reaffirmed the importance of Resolution (6/2003) “Progress Report on Implementation of the International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing” adopted in December 2003 at the FAO Conference and identified major recommendations for consideration by the Twenty-sixth Session of COFI in 2005 and the following FAO Ministerial Meeting on Fisheries to ensure effective and full implementation of the resolution as well as IPOA-IUU and IPOA-capacity. The Technical Consultation suggested a number of actions to be facilitated by FAO to promote the full implementation of the IPOA-IUU and IPOA-capacity. The Consultation examined, under exceptional circumstances, the particular situation of the tuna fisheries in the western and central Pacific Ocean. In view of the urgency of the situation, and the fact that the relevant regional fishery management organization (RFMO) is still in the process of becoming operational, the Consultation suggested that governments in the region should lend priority attention to addressing the situation, including halting introductions of additional large-scale fishing vessels.

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CONTENTS

PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

OPENING OF THE CONSULTATION

ELECTION OF THE CHAIRPERSON

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TECHNICAL CONSULTATION

ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRPERSONS AND DESIGNATION OF RAPPORTEUR

REVIEW OF AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON THE PRESENT STATUS OF FISHING CAPACITY AND IUU FISHING

ACTIONS TAKEN BY MEMBERS, REGIONAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS (RFMOs) AND INTERNATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (INGOs) TO IMPLEMENT THE IPOA-IUU

ACTIONS TAKEN BY MEMBERS AND RFMOs TO IMPLEMENT THE IPOA-CAPACITY

INTERACTIONS BETWEEN IUU FISHING AND FISHING CAPACITY

MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS

SUGGESTIONS ON THE EXPANDING TUNA FLEET IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

APPENDIX A: Agenda

APPENDIX B: List of participants

APPENDIX C: List of documents

APPENDIX D: Opening statement by Ichiro Nomura, Assistant-Director General, FAO Fisheries Department

APPENDIX E: Major recommendations of the Technical Consultation

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