FAO Fisheries Report No. 778 FAO Fisheries Report No. 778
FIPL/R778(En)

Report of the
FOURTH MEETING OF REGIONAL FISHERY BODIES

Rome, 14-15 March 2005


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2005
 
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Report of the fourth Meeting of Regional Fishery Bodies. Rome, 14-15 March 2005.
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ABSTRACT

The Fourth Meeting of Regional Fishery Bodies (RFBs) was held at FAO headquarters, Rome, on 14 and 15 March 2005. The Meeting reviewed the decision of the twenty-sixth session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of relevance to Regional Fishery Bodies. The Meeting discussed the role of RFBs, external factors affecting fisheries management, harmonization of catch documentation, relations between RFBs and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the status of the Fisheries Resources Monitoring System (FIRMS) and other related matters.

The Meeting reached a number of conclusions regarding matters meriting the attention of RFBs, governments and FAO.



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PREPARATION OF THIS REPORT

OPENING OF THE MEETING

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MEETING

REVIEW OF THE DECISIONS OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES OF RELEVANCE TO REGIONAL FISHERY BODIES

THE ROLE OF REGIONAL FISHERY BODIES

EXTERNAL FACTORS AFFECTING FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

HARMONIZATION OF CATCH DOCUMENTATION

RELATIONS BETWEEN RFBS AND THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP)

THE STATUS OF THE FISHERIES RESOURCES MONITORING SYSTEM (FIRMS) AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS

NEXT MEETING OF THE REGIONAL FISHERY BODIES

ELECTION OF THE CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSONS

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

CLOSURE OF THE MEETING

APPENDIXES

A. Agenda
B. List of participants
C. List of documents
D. Opening statement by Mr Ichiro Nomura, Assistant Director-General, FAO Fisheries Department
E. The 2005 Rome Declaration on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
F. The 2005 Rome Declaration on Fisheries and the Tsunami

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