(Agenda item 4; Document CWP-21/3)
6. The sole change in membership of the CWP during the inter-sessional period was the admission of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC). An official letter of application (dated 14 May 2004) from the Secretary-General of SEAFDEC was circulated to CWP member agencies for their consideration. After the statutory period of six months during which all responses received had been in favour of the application, the CWP Secretary informed SEAFDEC and the CWP member agencies on 23 September 2004 that SEAFDEC had become a CWP member agency.