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 (IUU) fishing and the International Plan of Action for the management of fishing capacity was held at FAO headquarters, Rome, from 24 to 29 June 2004.
The Technical Consultation made major recommendations on
how to strengthen international cooperation on managing fishing capacity and
combating IUU fishing.
It also asked FAO to undertake a series of actions to facilitate effective and full implementation of these two IPOAs. Noting in particular an ongoing build-up of capacity in tuna fisheries in the western and central Pacific Ocean, the Technical Consultation suggested that governments in the region should lend priority attention to addressing the situation, including halting introductions of addidional large-scale fishing vessels.