1. The Expert Consultation on Data Formats and Procedures for Monitoring, Control and Surveillance was held from 25 to 27 October 2004 in Bergen, Norway.
2. Participants, who attended in their personal capacity rather than as representatives of their agency or organization, noted that the convening of the Expert Consultation had been endorsed by the twenty-fifth session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in February 2003, and that Norway had offered to host it. The report of the Expert Consultation would be made available at the twenty-sixth session of COFI in March 2005.