(Agenda items 1 and 2)
1. The twenty-first session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP-21) was held at the ICES headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 1 - 4 March 2005. 18 representatives of the following organizations participated in the meeting:
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT)
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
International Whaling Commission (IWC)
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat)
2. Mr Hans Lassen, CWP vice-chairperson and representative of the host organization ICES, opened the meeting by welcoming the participants and explaining some of the practical arrangements. The list of participants is given in Appendix 1.
3. The proposed Agenda was reviewed. Eurostat commented that there were likely to be additional issues to be discussed under "Any other business". With this remark, the Agenda was adopted by the meeting. The Agenda is given in Appendix 2. The List of Documents is given in Appendix 3 and a list of Acronyms and Abbreviations used in this Report is given in Appendix 8.